Church of England authorities were in urgent talks with Buckingham Palace and Clarence House today following the shock announcement that April's royal wedding will be at Westminster Cathedral.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and his aides have been planning to be at Westminster Abbey on April 29 to officiate at the nuptials of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Now, however, it appears that one - or both - of them have converted to Roman Catholicism and intend to wed at the Cathedral.
Our Religious Affairs Correspondent, Arundel Dogcollar, told us: "This would appear to be another serious blow for the Anglican church, just days after more than 600 parishioners left to convert over the issue of women bishops."
The bombshell was dropped in these pages yesterdday when Morse News reported that the wedding would be at the Roman Catholic Cathedral in their story Scientists Point to Royal Wedding Guest List as Reason "Cloning" is 'Affront to God!
A spokesman at Lambeth Palace said: "There has been no contact with us - this is a complete surprise. And of course there are all sorts of constitutional issues surrounding the future King and Queen being Catholics.
"We're looking into it and we are in urgent talks with the Royal Family.
"It could, of course, be a case of lazy journalism or sub-editing."
An RC insider told us: "Patience, my son, is a virtue. This Church - the only true Church - has been around for 2,000 years. The English Protestant excuse is a mere whipper-snapper.
"We knew the English royals would eventually return to the fold.
"English men and women everywhere - follow the example. Return to the dark side... I mean true church."