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Posted on April 21, 2011

Kate Middleton and Prince William appear to have been caught sharpening their moves ahead of their first dance on April 29: 

The couple seem to have teamed up with Pineapple Studios dance teacher Andrew Stone in a video released by Ladbrokes to mark the launch of their royal wedding campaign. As Ladbrokes makes public its odds on what the first dance will be together with a host of royal wedding markets, “Dancing Queen” is revealed to be the favourite for the First Dance. 

David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “Betting on the royal wedding has already gone through the roof. The run-up to the big day will see bookies in meltdown. Everything from first dances to Kate’s arrival time at the Abbey have been priced up and it’s set to be the busiest fortnight we’ve enjoyed for ages.” 

Andrew Stone of Pineapple Studios said: “Royal Wedding fever is gripping the world and when Ladbrokes approached me to have some fun with the odds on William and Kate’s first dance I couldn’t refuse. I can’t wait to find out what they choose to dance to on the day. I’d love it if their dancing replicated any of the moves we did for the filming!” 

The most up-to-date odds on all elements of the Royal Wedding are available on Ladbrokes’ dedicated Royal Wedding web page at


Ladbrokes ‘ First Dance odds: 

Abba – “Dancing Queen”– 6/4
Elton John – “Candle in the Wind” – 6/1
Elton John – “Something about the way you look tonight” – 6/1
Lionel Ritchie – “All Night Long” – 8/1
Robbie Williams –  “Angels” – 10/1
David Gray – “This Year’s Love” – 12/1
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” – 15/1
Irene Cara – “Fame” – 33/1




Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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