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Updated: April 1, 2011 16:44 IST

British military unveils royal wedding plans

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STANDING TALL: Britain's Prince William, right and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton, at Belfast City Hall, Belfast during their visit to Northern Ireland. File photo: AP.
STANDING TALL: Britain's Prince William, right and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton, at Belfast City Hall, Belfast during their visit to Northern Ireland. File photo: AP.

The Ministry of Defence says planes from World War II will join modern combat jets in soaring over Buckingham Palace shortly after the couple tie the knot on April 29.

Britain’s military says it plans to line the streets with soldiers and perform a flypast in honour of Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton later this month.

The Ministry of Defence says planes from World War II will join modern combat jets in soaring over Buckingham Palace shortly after the couple tie the knot on April 29.

Soldiers, sailors and airmen will line the path after the couple leave Westminster Abbey, while more than 1,000 military personnel and military musicians will be placed along the route from the abbey to the palace.

The ministry said on Friday that a guard of honour from the Welsh Guards would be at the palace for the return of the royal family members from the wedding.

Prince William admits to pre-wedding jitters

Even a future King of England gets pre—wedding jitters.

Prince William says his “knees started tapping quite nervously” recently in a rehearsal for his April 29 marriage to Kate Middleton, adding that “the whole thing” is giving him a few sleepless nights.

Prince William spoke on Friday after a training exercise at RAF Valley ahead of a visit from his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. He is a search and rescue helicopter pilot at the base.

He says the wedding is a “daunting prospect but very exciting” and that “there’s still a lot of planning to be done.”

One thing he’s proud of so far- throwing the press off the tracks of his recent bachelor party. Prince William says “it’s quite good news” that he and his brother were able “to outfox the media.”

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