England Acquires Future Queen

Posted on May 12, 2011 by

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On April 29th, 2011, two billion people around the world gathered around their television sets and the sidewalks of Times Square and London to watch as Prince William of Wales and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton said their “I do’s.” The wedding was held at the famous Westminster Abbey, located in London, England. The day, which had been months in the making, went off without any problems and cost an astounding $33 million, the most expensive high-security event in the United Kingdom’s history.

As the royal family and Kate Middleton made their way to the church, they passed thousands of people who were lined along the streets for days waiting to catch the first glimpse of the families, and, of course, to find out the mystery of Kate’s dress designer. Once the royal family had arrived at Westminster Abbey, Kate and her father, Michael Middleton, pulled up in a Rolls-Royce Phantom VI and were immediately greeted by the screaming and cheering of all the citizens around the church.

Seconds after Kate had stepped out of the car, the designer of her “secret” dress was revealed. Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen was announced as the designer of the modern-day, classic dress. After Kate’s long three-minute walk down the aisle, Prince William and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton became Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. After the hour and nine minute wedding ceremony, the Duke and Duchess exited Westminster Abbey and were tansported in a gold encrusted carriage to Buckingham palace. As they drove on the procession route to the palace, they were recorded to have passed 500,000 spectators on the sidewalks straining to see the newlyweds. Along with the spectators, the route was lined with 5,000 police officers all the way from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace.

After they arrived to the palace, they were rushed inside for quick wedding photos with the royal family, and then they proceeded up to the palace’s balcony for the famous first kiss scene. As they waved to the citizens, Prince William and Kate quickly shared a peck of a kiss. But the fans were not pleased with the small smooch, so they chanted for Prince William to kiss her again, and, rightfully so, he did.

The location of the royal couple’s honeymoon was never revealed; however, the date of the honeymoon was pushed back so that Prince William could return to work as a Search and Rescue pilot in Wales. It was also reported that their honeymoon was pushed back because of Osama bin Landen’s death. On the bright side, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reported to be vacationing in California from July 8th through the 10th during their first foreign trip as a married duo.

“I thought it was like a beautiful fairytale,” said English teacher Sarah Wilkinson, “I know a lot of people were against it due to how expensive it was and all the bad things happening with the economy.  However, I think it was good the world had something positive like this wedding.”

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