Five Things to Know About Will & Kate’s Wedding Officiant

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams

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updated 12/14/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 12/15/2010 AT 11:10 AM ET

Sure, the eyes of the world will be trained on a certain prince and his fiancée in Westminster Abbey on April 29.

But they won’t be the only ones to see in the wedding ceremony of the century. Meet the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, who will officiate on the big day.

1. He’s a poet
The spiritual head of the Anglican Church of England, Williams, 60, was born and raised in Swansea, Wales and, like the Welsh hero Dylan Thomas, he enjoys writing poetry. He’s published two books of poems and shares Prince William and Kate Middleton’s love for Wales.


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