Kate and Gerry McCann have put back publication of their book about their daughter Madeleine's disappearance to avoid clashing with the royal wedding, writes Sam Marsden
The couple's account of how the little girl vanished on a family holiday to Portugal in 2007 was due out on April 28, 2011, just before the fourth anniversary of her disappearance.
But publishers Transworld postponed the release date by a fortnight after it was announced that Prince William would marry Kate Middleton on April 29.
The book, which is being written by the McCanns themselves and is simply entitled 'Madeleine', will now be published on May 12, the missing child's eighth birthday.
All proceeds from sales of the book will go to the McCanns' official fund to look for Madeleine, which was in danger of running out this year.
McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said:"Kate and Gerry are very happy with the new date, as are the publishers, and it will still be very much tied into the fourth anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance."