The Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Telegraph (British) website learned today (December 6, 2010), although there has been no official announcement yet.
There had been mounting speculation that Dr. Rowan Williams would be overlooked for the role in favor of Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London.
Instead, Bishop Chartres will deliver the sermon after it was decided to share responsibilities between the two clerics by giving them both prominent roles.
Officials at Westminster Abbey -- where the wedding ceremony will take place next April -- have begun planning arrangements for the service. The Very Rev. John Hall, dean of the Abbey, will read the prayers.