Prince William Spent Easter with Kate Middleton's Family

04/25/2011 at 02:00 PM EDT

Prince William, Kate Middleton Spend Easter Together Before Royal Wedding
Kate Middleton and Prince William on April 11, 2011
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Chocolate-loving Prince William enjoyed Easter Sunday with his future in-laws, far from the pre-wedding craze that has taken over London.

William, 28, who is very close to fiancée Kate Middleton's family, didn't feel the pull of joining Queen Elizabeth and the extended royals at Windsor Castle. Instead, he opted to join the Middletons at church in Berkshire, and then had lunch at their home in Bucklebury.

The sweet-toothed prince, who has specifically asked for a favorite chocolate cake to supplement the main wedding cake on his big day, was seen being driven to the Middletons' home Sunday, as his cousins Beatrice and Eugenie joined other royals for church in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Meanwhile, William's father, Prince Charles, was in Scotland with Camilla. He is due to arrive back in London in time to spend some reflective time at St. James's Palace with William on the eve of his wedding day.

Many consider William's choice to spend Easter with his wife-to-be's family a signal that he clearly doesn't feel the need to do things the conventional way. Instead of spending Christmas with the wider royal family at Sandringham, he chose to work at his base, RAF Valley, and friends have indicated that he won't always spend key holidays with his own family but join Kate family's for their celebrations.

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