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The Royal Wedding Of Prince William And Kate Middleton

Updated on May 5, 2015
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Wedding Bells At Westminster Abbey

On 29th April 2011 the royal wedding took place between William and Kate at Westminster Abbey in London. The couple met at St Andrews University in 2001. 1900 guests were invited to what was the biggest royal event since the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981. The previous November the couple announced their engagement, ending an eight year courtship.

The wedding was a bank holiday in Britain to mark the occasion.

There was much excitement at this royal wedding and it was certainly a positive, happy boost for a country that has had plenty to feel down about!

After the wedding, the couple lived in North Wales where Prince William continued to serve in the Royal Air Force.


Watching The Royal Wedding

This was a highly publicised event, with more than 1.5 million people watching in London.

Did you watch it?

What were you doing on the 29th April 2011?

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The couple became engaged in October 2010 after a private holiday in Kenya. Apparently 28 year old Prince William had been carrying the 18 carat sapphire and diamond ring that had belonged to his mother, who died in 1997, around with him for three days before he finally presented it to Kate. It was no doubt an emotional thing for Prince William to do. They posed for photos at St James Palace with Kate displaying the ring that Princess Diana had chosen for her engagement. Although the ring had been given to Prince Harry after their mother's death and Prince William had received her watch, Harry gave the ring to his brother from one future queen of England to another. Prince William said that it was his way of ensuring that his mother could be a part of the occasion.

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This beautiful sterling silver blue sapphire engagement ring is a stunning replica of the real thing. Wear it like royalty!

 

How Do You Value The British Monarchy?

This wedding will cost a huge amount of money to the taxpayer as well as the families. There are many advantages and disadvantages

So what do you think?

Should we keep the monarchy?

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  • pinkrenegade lm 4 years ago

    Yes, it has been like that since then. No need to change anything.

  • pixelposy 6 years ago

    I think so, it's a part of the history and culture of England. The wedding also generated money by stimulating the economy with the vendors used, shops selling souvenirs, tourists and media flooding the area and spending money in the hotels and restaurants. Plus think of all the fashion designers that benefit from Kate wearing their things. :)

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  • TeacherSerenia 6 years ago

    No I think they are way out of date.

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      Jen Maskill 4 years ago

      I love the royals! I watched the wedding and recorded it to DVD too.

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      pinkrenegade lm 4 years ago

      They look gorgeous and in love. I hope they live happily ever after.

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      TeacherSerenia 6 years ago

      I can still remember watching Charles and Diana's wedding 30 years ago when I was a teenager. I did not watch Prince Andrews or Prince Edwards weddings. I don't plan to watch this wedding either. I will see enough pictures and video online eventually - no need to overdo the watching by adding TV as well.