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Last Updated: Thursday November 18 2010 16:21 GMT

Westminster Abbey rumoured to be royal wedding venue

Mugs with the faces of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William's future wife Kate Middleton has been spotted visiting Westminster Abbey, sparking rumours the couple will hold their wedding there.

A Royal spokesperson said Kate made a "short, private visit" on Wednesday in order to "consider it as an option".

But he added that "all options were on the table" and that the couple wanted "a little more time" to talk with family before deciding.

The venue and date is expected to be announced in the next few days.

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is where the Queen and Queen Mother got married.

Kate made the Westminster Abbey visit without William, as he's had to return to north Wales to continue his RAF work.

The couple announced their engagement on Tuesday and said the wedding will take place in London in either spring or summer 2011.

Westminster Abbey has been the church where new kings and queens get crowned since 1066.

It's also hosted the weddings of the Queen and the Queen Mother, and the funeral of Prince William's mum, Diana.

But Diana married William's dad, Prince Charles, in St Paul's Cathedral in 1981.