Royal Wedding Date: Top 4 possible dates

It's enough to create a royal tizzy. With Prince William and Kate Middleton engaged to be married, they must now settle on a wedding date – while dodging obstacles posed by friends' weddings, a major political referendum, and, of course, Britain's cold and rainy months.

Sources are speculating, guessing, estimating, and guesstimating on the possible day. It's of importance to more than royal watchers, friends, and family of William and Kate. Many brides-to-be are concerned that their special day will be overshadowed by what tabloids are calling the biggest wedding of the decade.

Here are the four likely wedding dates being bandied about:

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Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton pose for a media photocall, at St. James's Palace in London, Nov. 16, after they announced their engagement. The couple are to wed in 2011.


William's first choice for a wedding date was for March, apparently. Who knows why? March is normally the third coldest month of the year in London, according to the BBC weather service, and the choice of March seems to have been quickly shot down. It "was ruled out by courtiers last week for being too cold and rainy," reports The Daily Mail.

Still, with William and Kate reportedly pressing for a short engagement, March might still be on the table. Royal expert Katie Nicholl told "Good Morning America" that "royal engagement announcements by tradition are short. So I wouldn't rule out seeing something perhaps as early as March or April."

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