Restorations due at Westminster Abbey before royal wedding

The announcement that the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton comes as mana from heaven for officials responsible for the upkeep of Westminter Abbey, the site of the spring nuptials.

Thanks to a grant from an American bank, ten of the Abbey's greatest treasures will receive important restoration, including the medieval mosaic floor before the altar and a 14th century portrait of King Richard II.