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.
A watercolour made by Queen Victoria showing her daughter Victoria, Princess Royal on her wedding day.
Queen Victoria records the occasion in her journal entry of that day, describing how it was “ The 2nd most eventful day in my life, as regarded feelings, for I felt almost as if it were I that was being married over again, only much more nervous”