Kate and Gerry McCann will mark the anniversary with family
The parents of Madeleine McCann are marking the
of her disappearance with family and
Kate and Gerry McCann are preparing to publish their
account of how she disappeared while on a family holiday in Portugal.
Madeleine, of Rothley, Leicestershire, was nearly four
when she vanished in Praia da Luz, Algarve, in May 2007.
Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "It will be a
private day marked with family and friends."
The McCanns hope the publication of the book - which is
entitled Madeleine - will prompt people holding vital information about
what happened to Madeleine to come forward.
It was originally due to be published last week but
publishers Transworld postponed the release date until 12 May to avoid
clashing with the royal wedding.
The official Portuguese inquiry into Madeleine's
disappearance formally ceased in July 2008 but private detectives
employed by the McCanns have continued the search for the missing child.