UK royals Wills and Kate to get marital advice

Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton have another chore on their must-do pre-wedding list.

Last Updated: Dec 09, 2010, 12:10 PM IST

London: Prince William and fiancee Kate
Middleton have another chore on their must-do pre-wedding
list: Sit down with priests to think about the vows they will
make.

The couple are expected to meet Archbishop of Canterbury
Rowan Williams and Bishop of London Richard Chartres before
they marry April 29, palace officials said yesterday. Both
clergy will be involved in the wedding ceremony at London`s
Westminster Abbey.

"It`s customary for a priest to meet with the couple
before their wedding," said Maria Papworth, Williams`
spokeswoman.

These marriage preparation sessions include discussions
on how to handle marital disagreements and how to prepare for
the changes brought on by parenthood. Meetings often take
place in groups, but talks for the soon-to-be royal couple
will be private and strictly confidential.

The marriage of William`s parents, Prince Charles and
Princess Diana, ended in divorce. St James Palace would not
comment on whether they also received similar attention, but
it is normal practice for a Church of England wedding.

PTI