Prince William to Spend Evening Before Wedding with Prince Charles

04/20/2011 at 12:30 AM EDT

Prince William to Spend Evening Before Wedding with Prince Charles
Princes Charles (left) and William
On his final night as a single man, Prince William is expected to spend a quiet evening with his father Prince Charles at St. James's Palace in London, according to a report.

"Prince Charles is a loving father who's a lot closer to his sons than people often realize," a royal source tells Britain's Sun newspaper. "He's made it clear his priority in the hours before the wedding is his son."

St. James's Palace is just across Green Park and Buckingham Palace Gardens from the Goring Hotel, where William's bride, Kate Middleton, will spend her last night before the wedding, in the Royal Suite.

Charles, 62, will return from his Easter break in Birkhall, Scotland, to help William, 28, prepare for the biggest day of his life.

William, meanwhile, will be on duty with his helicopter search and rescue unit in the coming days, but make time for final wedding preparations and rehearsals in London.

To that note, his godfather, the former King Constantine of Greece, told the BBC that in a recent letter to William, he wrote: "It's quite dangerous to fly a helicopter when you're in love because you have to concentrate on keeping that machine in the air ... Be careful, concentrate on that helicopter now and think of Catherine later on."

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