Looking Back at Prince William and Kate’s Wedding

Remember 2011? HBO’s “Game of Thrones” premiered, the Harry Potter movie series ended, and Beyoncé announced her first baby. But this time 10 years ago, another Royal Wedding took headlines by storm. A decade ago, Prince William and Kate were marrying  Kate Middleton. So, this week marks the 10-year anniversary of the Royal Wedding. Their union created worldwide frenzy. People were invested in all of the details. From her wedding dress to an ode to the late Princess Diana, all eyes were on Britain. Let’s look back on the special day and remember the fan affair it brought.

The Wedding Dress

Following a wedding announcement, the notorious dress hunt begins. Brides all over the world were inspired by Kate’s bridal look. The Duchess of Cambridge entered the ceremony in a modest A-line gown. Everyone was enamoured by its lace detailing and long sleeves. Plus, who can forget that 9-foot train?

Kate Middleton's Wedding Dressmaker Said She's 'Incredibly Normal'
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The Ring

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Prince William infamously proposed with Princess Diana’s ring. The blue Sapphire belonged to the late princess but she passed down her jewelry to her sons. But since their engagement, Kate now sports three rings her finger. According to Hello! Magazine, her ring finger is acquainted with a white gold ring gifted by Prince William and kate following Prince George’s birth. Middleton’s other ring is a diamond, eternity ring. Since year 10 marks diamond gemstones, the Duchess might receive new jewelry.

The Venue

The Royal Wedding - Photos - The Big Picture -
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The royal couple celebrated their nuptials at Westminster Abbey in London. The historical church housed about 1900 guests to ring in their union. So where might the pair celebrate this year? Britain is slowly but surely opening venues again as vaccinations become available. Outdoor attractions and venues continue to allow guests. But we’re sure the couple will find a special place to honor their anniversary.

The Extended Royal Line

Kate Middleton and Prince William share glimpse into Easter with three  children – watch | HELLO!
(Courtesy of Hello! Magazine)

Do you remember when Pippa Middleton caused a frenzy at the wedding over her dress? Well it seems that other family members have taken the limelight. Since their wedding, Kate and William share three children. Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte bring the family to five. While the royals make special appearances, crowds focus on their little legacies instead.

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Brianna Ormond is a senior at Rutgers University as a Journalism and Media Studies major, Political Science and Africana Studies double minor. She enjoys listening to music and binging Netflix in her spare time.
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