A royal celebration

STEPHANIE VANICEKBusselton Dunsborough Times

When Andrew Wilson and Hannah Moore chose their wedding date last year, little did they know they would share the date with royalty.

While Prince William and Kate Middleton exchange their vows at Westminster Abbey this evening,Mr Wilson and Miss Moore will celebrate their wedding at the Secret Garden in Wilyabrup.

Miss Moore told the Times it was “rather funny” to share their wedding date with arguably the most hyped wedding of the 21st century.

“My best friend and matron-of-honour actually joked after the announcement of the engagement that the wedding would be held on April 29, and look what happened,” she said.

“In the papers there has been a huge lead-up, with six weeks to go, and then five, and then four, it’s like our countdown as well.”

Mr Wilson — whose nickname Willo could well apply to the prince — said they had picked the date so family and friends from Victoria could travel to WA.

“My mum’s been telling everybody if they can’t remember our wedding date to just remember the royal wedding,” he said.

While the bride-to-be said she could probably relate to some of the anxiety Miss Middleton must be experiencing, Miss Moore believed she was probably more stressed.

“William and Kate probably had a team to organise every minute of her day, while I have so much to organise,” Miss Moore said.

When asked if she and Mr Wilson would have a sneak peek at what the future princess would be wearing, Miss Moore said they would wait until their wedding was over.

“And if (our guests) have a peek, they can be uninvited,” she laughed.

Other Capes region royal wedding celebrations will leave many men homeless tonight, after their other halves organised viewing parties.

Busselton resident Libby Trigwell organised a “princesses and pizza” party, while Ray Village residents will don wedding dresses.

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