Kate 'will omit obey vow at Abbey'
Kate Middleton is set to follow in the footsteps of Princess Diana by omitting the word "obey" from her wedding vows, according to reports.
She will instead promise to "love, comfort, honour and keep" Prince William, according to the Daily Mirror. Diana pledged herself to Prince Charles in a similar way during their wedding ceremony in 1981.
The revelation comes as the future king, 28, and his bride-to-be finalise their preparations for the much-anticipated event, which is now just one week away.
Second-in-line to the throne William has already had his last shift as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot before the ceremony on April 29. Next week, he will spend the last few days before the ceremony mostly in London at wedding rehearsals.
Miss Middleton, 29, has been spotted doing some pre-wedding shopping in the capital, amid speculation that she has been stocking up on summer outfits for her honeymoon.
On Sunday, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will attend the traditional Easter Matins at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. They will be joined by other members of the Royal Family, but William and his fiancee will not be among them.
As the nation begins enjoying the first of its two bank holiday weekends, the couple will be spending their last weekend before they become husband and wife together privately.
The Archbishop of Canterbury - the man who will marry them - has spoken of the "courage and the clarity" they will need to live out their marriage "in the full glare" of the public eye.
Dr Rowan Williams said the couple "knew what the cost of that might be" and urged people to support them. He described them as "deeply unpretentious people" who were clear about what mattered about their wedding day.
The Queen has signed her historic formal consent to the marriage. Under the Great Seal of the Realm, the monarch put her signature on an elaborate notice of approval which proclaimed, in transcribed calligraphy, consent to the union of "Our Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, K.G. and Our Trusty and Well-beloved Catherine Elizabeth Middleton".