London: Royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton have their hearts set on an April wedding.
Senior royal sources confirmed that the couple are hoping to the tie the knot in a spring ceremony in London, and have selected a "first choice" date, thought to be in the final week of April.
The date, which is understood to be a weekday, is currently being cleared with other members of the Royal Family and Downing Street and is expected to be announced this week.
A second choice date in the summer has also been earmarked should April prove logistically problematic.
An April wedding, set to take place at Westminster Abbey, would see Prince William marrying in the same month as his father, the Prince of Wales, whose second marriage to the Duchess of Cornwall took place in Windsor on April 9, 2005.
"Prince William and Miss Middleton have a specific date and venue in mind, and Prince William`s Household is consulting with all relevant parties,” the Telegraph quoted a senior royal aide as saying.
"However, they are realistic that for one reason or another, their first choice date may not work for all parties involved, and so they have selected a second choice summer date.”
"Traditionally royal weddings take place on a weekday, usually a Friday rather than a Saturday, so a weekday is likely," the source added.