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The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton | 29 April 2011
The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will take place on Friday 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey. The event is a large one, with the proposed budget to exceed many millions of pounds. The price designated to the wedding will be footed by the Queen and Prince, as well as a token amount covered by the Middleton family.
The day of the wedding will become a banking holiday, as well as the following Monday after the wedding, which is already a banking holiday. In addition to this, the fact that the week prior to the wedding is Easter makes for a very long weekend for some people who decide to take the additional three days off between the two holidays. This event is expected to bring out thousands of observers, some of which are not the typical invitees to royal wedding events.
Who is Coming?
Prince William, who will be 28 years old at his wedding, has shown he is very opinionated about certain elements of the wedding. One of these things is that William wants to not only invite the top politicians and other notable people to the wedding, but to also invite more common people in the UK. William has previously done work with homeless people, and he hopes that this will come through in the wedding as well. Prince William will be sending out invitations to some of the people living in homeless shelters, in order to give them a special day that they will remember forever.
Westminster Abbey is the venue, and this beautiful and aged hall will surely make for a beautiful ceremony. While the people who will make it out to the wedding are diverse, the spectacle itself will be one which is truly British. All of the people involved in the design or implementation of the wedding are interested in showing the world some of the styles associated with a traditional British wedding. Kate’s dress has been the topic of much gossip, and the design will likely not be seen by anyone prior to the wedding, including the groom to be, Prince William.
A Second Christmas
The long holiday week could amount to fourteen days off for some people who opt to also take holidays for the days between the Easter holidays and the royal wedding on 29 April 2011. This has been likened to the long holiday season which is enjoyed by all citizens of the United Kingdom in December. The events which are being planned for the royal wedding include street fairs, festivals, concerts, performances, celebrity appearances, and some charity work. For those who come in from other countries to observe the ceremony, the energy present at the event will be hard to miss. For those who feel that celebrating the royal wedding is best done from afar, the long strand of holidays will let them take off to anywhere around the UK or abroad.
The wedding is likely to cost millions and millions of pounds. Much of the bill will be split by the Queen, while another portion will be paid for by the parents of the bride to be. In addition to these expenses, the citizens of the UK will have to foot the bill of around twenty million pound, due to the increased civil services needed for the event. For instance, security will have to be provided for the hugely popular wedding, and this will be paid for by the people. In addition, the set up and clean-up efforts will also fall under the responsibility of the taxpayers. While the vast majority of those living in the UK or countries of the Commonwealth are happy to see this royal wedding, others have been questioning the necessity of such an event.
Prince William and Kate Middleton met in 2001 while attending the same school and quickly became close. After a six year relationship, the couple reportedly split up after a vacation to the mountains of Switzerland. When they got back together later that same year, the couple became closer. Some of the problems in the past included William’s feelings about settling down with one woman so soon. Still in his mid-twenties, William was interested in enjoying his status as a bachelor for a little while longer, especially whilst in the Army.
The couple has been photographed fairly often together and separately. Each member attends special events of each other’s family and very little has been reported about future problems after the break up four years ago. All of this has led up to the big royal wedding which will take place on the 29th of April 2011.
The royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton will take months to plan, but the overall direction has been left up to the couple. Prince William fought against the royal planning committee who wanted to have the wedding later in the year in order to ensure good weather. William, on the other hand, wanted to have the wedding in the spring time, so that is when the wedding will be held. Coming after a week dedicated to Easter, the royal wedding will have much fanfare surrounding it once the big day arrives. After months of meticulous planning, the royal wedding should be a big event for the entire world to see.
After the Wedding
After the big day, it is likely that Kate Middleton will see an increased role in the royal family like never before. She is already fielding offers from high level charities which have shown interest in getting the newest member of the royal family on board. For William, the bachelor days are over, and life as a married man commences. This will serve as a prime example for all other married couples in the United Kingdom and the rest of the Commonwealth.
While the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton is sure to be a high profile event, those enjoying it may do so in a variety of different ways. With some citizens gearing up for a much extended holiday, the royal wedding will be a much desired break from the stresses of the work week. For those who will be invited to the wedding, the mix in the crowd will certainly send a message to all those watching. With a mix of high society and low society, the wedding is sure to attract large amounts of attention from viewers around the world. With only a short time before the royal wedding, many are watching the message boards and forums online for the latest sneak peek into what will be used for the wedding.