Courtesy: BBC

Prince William and Kate Middleton have chosen their wedding venue ... the historic Westminster Abbey.

The royal venue is where William's parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, exchanged their vows. It's also the place where Princess Diana's 1997 funeral was held.

As for their wedding date, it was announced via TheBritishMonarchy twitter account that it will take place on April 29, 2011. Prime Minister David Cameron says the day will become a national holiday.

Prince William and Kate, both 28, dated for 8 years prior to their engagement.