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PRINCE WILLIAM AT THE ALTAR NEXT YEAR.It appears that Prince William will have a Church date early next year after all..Sadly long-distance lover Kate shouldn't rush for her wedding dress just yet, because William her reluctant royal groom-in-waiting has been asked to be godfather to his royal cousin Peter Phillips' baby..Princess Anne's son Peter, 32, and wife Autumn are expecting their first child in December. The baby will be the first great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip..The private christening with St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle as the most likely venue, would be due take place late winter/early spring next year..Prince who famously borrowed an army helicopter to fly to the Isle of Wight for Peter Phillips stag do, is very close to him..One family friend confirmed: "William was delighted to be asked because he and Peter are great mates..The royal pals showed how close they are as joker William congratulated his cousin when they met up at Anne's Gatcombe Park estate recently..The prince took a series of snapshots of blooming Autumn on his new iPhone for his own family album..One pal said: "He envies Peter his lifestyle free of any royal protocol or official duties. "Peter always says he had a lucky break in not getting a royal title when he was born.".Meanwhile, Kate seems to be facing an even longer wait for her own day in church. Aides have privately dismissed talk of a ceremony at Westminster Abbey in the second week of August next year. ?One revealed: "That date comes at the beginning of the Queen's holiday on the Balmoral estate in Scotland."She would never break that for a wedding and no one in her family in their right mind would dream of planning one then.".Now Kate's friends say she has given up guessing when the big day might happen. One said: "William hasn't proposed formally yet and her family have long ago stopped planning their lives around when it will be.".Prince William is godfather to Prince Constantine Alexios of Gree