Kate to remove 'obey'?

Nearly a third of British people believe that Kate Middleton should follow in the footsteps of Diana, Princess of Wales, and omit the word "obey" from her wedding vows, according to a new poll.

Thirty per cent of people think Miss Middleton should not say the word when she marries Prince William on April 29, according a survey conducted by the satellite TV service Freesat.

However, 25% of the 1,330 people questioned think Miss Middleton should mimic The Queen, Princess Margaret and Princess Anne and say she will obey her husband. It is not yet known what vows Miss Middleton will make.

The poll also found three-quarters of people will be watching the royal wedding from home while only 1% of respondents said they would travel to London to join the crowds outside Westminster Abbey.

Almost half of the British public will be watching the celebrations with family, but only 9% of people will be sharing the experience with friends, researchers found.

Freesat managing director Emma Scott said: "With millions set to be glued to the box for the royal nuptials in HD on April 29, the wedding will be one of the most-watched TV events of the century. Many will be cutting their own costs for celebrating - with most planning to enjoy the occasion from their living room."