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Kate Middleton confirmed in the Church of England

Kate Middleton smiles as she visits Greenmount Agricultural College on March 8, 2011, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Getty

(CBS) Kate Middleton was confirmed in the Church of England following counseling sessions with the Bishop of London, reports the Daily Express.

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"Catherine Middleton was confirmed by the Bishop of London at a private service at St James's Palace attended by her family," said a St. James Palace spokesman, according to the paper, adding, "Catherine, who was already baptized, decided to be confirmed as part of her marriage preparations."

The Daily Express reports that the confirmation took place on March 10 at St. James's Palace by the Bishop of London, the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres. He will give an address at the April 29 wedding between Middleton and Prince William.

Middleton's parents, sister and brother attended the service.

Prince William will be the Supreme Governor of the Church of England should he become king. The Supreme Governor officially appoints high-ranking members of the church in consultation with the Prime Minister. The role is largely symbolic. William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, is the current Supreme Governor.

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