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Royal wedding rain may be a treat for history buffs

Princess Diana and Prince Charles wave to well wishers from the 1902 State Landau carriage, July 29, 1981, in London. AP

(CBS) After an unusually hot April in London, forecasters warn that the end of the month could bring cooler temperatures and rain. A lot of rain. On Friday, April 29, the day of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding, heavy showers are predicted.

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That damp outlook may not be a bad thing. If it rains, Prince William and Middleton will leave Westminster Abbey in the glass coach that Lady Diana took to St. Paul's Cathedral on July 29, 1981. For history buffs, that could be a treat.

If, however, there's no rain, the bride and bridegroom will travel as planned to Buckingham Palace in the open-top 1902 red and gold State Landau.

Remember, in London wet weather is no big thing. "The rain will only add to the Britishness of the occasion," a St. James' Palace spokesman told the Telegraph.

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