Middleton will not vow to 'obey'
Prince William’s fiancee Kate Middleton leaves Westminster Abbey with her mother Carole and Prince Harry, in London, April 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)
LONDON - Royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton have thanked supporters for showing them "affection" ahead of their wedding on Friday.
The couple's official wedding programme was released on Thursday, and the prince and his bride-to-be have reached out to well-wishers for joining in the celebrations.
Details of the order of service for the big day have also been released - confirming Middleton will follow in the footsteps of her groom's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, by not promising to "obey" her husband. When the bride says her vows at the ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey, she will promise to "love him, comfort him, honour and keep him".
In a special message published in the programme, the couple writes, "We are both so delighted that you are able to join us in celebrating what we hope will be one of the happiest days of our lives. The affection shown to us by so many people during our engagement has been incredibly moving, and has touched us both deeply. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone most sincerely for their kindness."