Knocking knees betray William's pre-wedding nerves

Fri Apr 1, 2011 10:31am EDT
 
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By Phil Noble

RAF VALLEY, Wales (Reuters Life!) - Britain's Prince William has admitted to feeling nervous and daunted as he looks forward to his wedding to Kate Middleton in four weeks' time.

However, William, son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, said he had managed to "outfox the media" and have a stag party away from the prying eyes of the press.

Asked what was worrying him most about the wedding, William, 28, laughed and said: "The whole thing.

"I was telling everyone I did the rehearsal the other day and my knees started tapping quite nervously," he told reporters in comments broadcast on Friday.

"It's quite a daunting prospect but very exciting and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it but there's still a lot of planning to be done in the last four weeks," he added.

About 1,900 people -- from family and friends to foreign dignitaries, diplomats, soldiers and charity workers -- have been invited to the service in Westminster Abbey on April 29.

During the ceremony, William will place a ring on Middleton's finger but she will not do the same to him, because the prince has decided not to wear a wedding ring once he is married, a royal spokeswoman confirmed.

A worldwide television audience of hundreds of millions is expected to tune in for Britain's biggest royal occasion since Charles' ill-starred wedding to Diana three decades ago.   Continued...

 
<p>Britain's Prince William is seen at the Tully Showgrounds in Tully, Queensland March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Patrick Hamilton/Pool</p>