happy f o u r t h wedding anniversary, will & kate! ♡

On April 29th, 2011 Prince William and his long-time girlfriend Catherine Middleton tied the knot in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Approximately 1,900 people were in attendance, while over 5,000 street parties were held throughout the United Kingdom, and one million people lined the route between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The ceremony was viewed live by tens of millions more around the world, including 72 million on YouTube. In the United Kingdom, television audiences peaked at 26.3 million viewers, with a total of 36.7 million watching part of the coverage. The viewing figures for the event around the world have been the subject of much speculation, with Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, estimating that 2 billion people would watch the wedding. The bride wore a gown by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, while the groom opted for his Irish Guards mounted officer’s uniform.

Context: 1-7 October 2011

Today is the 4 year anniversary of Louis’ famous “always in my heart” tweet, and that’s painful enough, but let’s talk about the entire first week of October 2011 and how wild it was from start to finish. Thank genuinelybelieve for this one.

And because I’m me, here’s context for the post explaining the context: September 2011, October 2011.

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my homestuck timeline is basically

late 2010-2011: fandom is a mess and i was like 12 so it was perfect

2012: the actual prime of the comic when everything was the best

2013: not the worst

2014: homestuck is dead

2015: im going to fight andrew hussie with my own two hands

TIMELINE: January 2011

In honor of my three year blog anniversary, I decided to do a timeline. (That was 6 months ago RIP me). 

I’ve always been fascinated by January 2011. It was this wonderful transition month between the chaos of the X Factor show and the chaos of the X Factor tour. They moved to London, recorded songs for Up All Night in London, Brighton and Los Angeles and did several club gigs around the UK.

But in the middle of all this chaos and change, Harry & Louis, especially, were settling into patterns with each other that we can still see 5 years later.

Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh, take me back to the start

- “The Scientist,” Coldplay

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April 2011

Some people have messaged me about my tags referring to April 2011, and here is the part about Harry & Louis’ flat, specifically: 

  • THEIR FLAT: Harry has said before that He and Louis decided to move in together upon moving in at the X Factor House (after 2.5 months of knowing each other). The tweet from Jay on April 3 referencing “their flat” means very much a lot to me. This is the earliest indication I have found that Harry meant “since the X Factor house.” At the beginning of April, they were already storing things at Harry’s house in Holmes Chapel that they wanted to put into their shared place of residence and Jay was referring to “their flat.” And then Jay, Anne and Gemma went to London to help them look at flats! THIS IS REAL LIFE!

Jay’s tweet:

More April 2011 here.