Prince William and Kate Middleton spent their first Christmas as an engaged couple apart from each other.
William was busy working a shift with his helicopter search and rescue crew in Wales, while, Kate was 270 miles away, spending the holiday in England with her family.
Fortunately for the couple, William now has time off until January, which means the two are expected to spend the New Year together.
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams, who will preside over their wedding, said, "As the prince and his fiancee get ready for their new step into solidarity together, they will have plenty of inspiration around them, more than you might sometimes guess from the chatter of our culture."
We wish the couple a happy new year!
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