April 12 2011, 2011 -- Before her wedding day, nerves are natural for any bride. Kate Middleton admitted her own pre-wedding jitters yesterday, during her final public appearance with Prince William before their wedding.
Despite the rain, Kate looked remarkably polished in her navy suit, while touring the East Lancashire town of Darwin and greeting members of the crowd of 5,000 who had gathered.
Amanda Wood, a 49-year-old Asda grocery store employee, asked the bride how she is feeling.
"I asked her if she was nervous about her wedding. And she said 'Yes of course I am.' Then I told her she's beautiful," Wood told The Daily Mirror.
A few weeks ago, ABC reported that William also admitted a creeping nervousness. "I was telling everyone when I did the rehearsals the other day and my knees started going, tapping quite nervously," adding, "It's quite a daunting prospect but very exciting, and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it."
In just 17 days, 2 billion people worldwide will watch as Kate walks down the aisle at Westminster Abbey to marry her fiancée.
Yesterday, upon greeting Margaret and Alwyn Davis, an elderly couple from Blackburn, Kate noted the rapidly-approaching April 29th date. Margaret recounted the interaction to The Daily Mirror, saying, "We said hello. And I said to her I wish you all the best with your wedding. And she said 'Yes I can't believe it's coming very soon now.'