Save the date: Royal wedding April 29, 2011

LONDON, ENGLAND (AP)--It's finally time for millions of Britons, celebrities and foreign leaders to save the date. After a flurry of speculation, the royal family said this morning that recently engaged Prince William and Kate Middleton have set a date for their wedding.

The royal couple will be wed at Westminster Abbey Friday, April 29, 2011, according to a statement by the royal house of Prince Charles, William's father.

As one of the most anticipated events of 2011, the date will be declared a national holiday and, in addition to the thousands of guests expected to attend the wedding, millions more will be watching on television and online.

"They wanted a Friday. They wanted a spring wedding and they wanted to give the country a day off," royal expert Katie Nicholl told "Good Morning America."

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