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Kate Middleton's parents have reportedly decided to contribute a six-figure amount to the cost of their daughter's royal wedding to Prince William.
"It is something they absolutely wanted to do, and William graciously accepted," a senior aide tells Vanity Fair. The contribution had been rumored although traditionally the royal family alone pays the entire cost of the wedding. Get more royal wedding coverage in the April issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands now.
Prince William and Kate have also announced who will perform the music at their April 29th wedding service. The big day at Westminster Abbey will include performances from two choirs, one orchestra and a fanfare team.
These include The Choir of Westminster Abbey, The Chapel Royal Choir, The London Chamber Orchestra, The Fanfare Team from the Central Band of the Royal Air force and The State Trumpeters of The Household Cavalry.
All together there will be 76 performers for the wedding service.
Following the wedding service, Claire Jones, the official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales will perform at a reception hosted by the Queen.
According to Clarence House the Royal couple, "have taken a great deal of interest and care in choosing the music for their service, which will include a number of well-known hymns and choral works as well as some specially commissioned pieces."
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