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What Music Should Accompany the Royal Wedding?

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Prince William and Kate Middleton, once the world's most talked-about college sweethearts, are finally getting hitched. The second in line to the British throne and his longtime girlfriend, both 28, plan to get married next year. Like any couple, they'll need to choose processional music for their wedding ceremony (unlike any couple, this promises to be a massive cultural event).

The couple could follow in the footsteps of their predecessors; the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and then-Lady Diana Spencer featured the Trumpet Voluntary by Jeramiah Clarke. In 1986, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson walked down the aisle to Edward Elgar's Imperial March. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles chose a more offbeat selection for their civil ceremony in 2005: the plangent Adagio from Albinoni's Oboe Concerto.

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