LONDON, England – Prince Charles' (search) wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles will go ahead Friday as planned, even if it clashes with the funeral of Pope John Paul II (search), the prince's office said Sunday.
The prince's Clarence House (search) office said there were no plans to change the wedding date if the pope's funeral also was scheduled for Friday.
"It is only a hypothetical question at the moment but as far as Clarence House is concerned the wedding will go ahead as planned on Friday," the spokeswoman said.
In line with church protocol a funeral for the pope, who died Saturday, must be held sometime between Wednesday and Friday.
The College of Cardinals, meeting Monday, is expected to set a date for the funeral.
Charles and Parker Bowles will be married in a civil ceremony in the town hall at Windsor, west of London, Friday afternoon, followed by a service of prayer and dedication at Windsor castle's chapel.