The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton took place at Westminster Abbey in London in front of a guest audience of nearly 2000 people, on the 29th of April, 2011.
No expense was spared at what is being described as the ‘wedding of the decade’. An estimated $45M of tax-payers money went to make sure the big day went as smoothly as possible.
Inside the Abbey, the bride walked down a red carpeted and tree lined aisle to meet her groom, Prince William, who on his wedding was bestowed the title Duke of Cambridge.
Following tradition, the groom was waiting at the altar for his bride, and when she reached his side he turned and whispered “You look beautiful”, according to lip-reading experts.
Among the guests at the ceremony were ex-England footballer David Beckham and his wife Victoria, formerly a member of the pop group The Spice Girls. Also in attendance was aging rockstar Elton John and his partner David Furnish. Actor Rowan Atkinson and film director Guy Ritchie were also present. Politician heads of the Commonwealth countries were also there, as well as many European and world-wide Royal family members.
Close family and friends of the couple were given the best seats in the house.
William fumbled over getting the ring on to his bride’s finger, but otherwise the ceremony went without a hitch, and afterwards the happy couple, the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, travelled the 15 minutes from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace in a horse drawn carriage to the delight of the million or so well-wishers lining the route.