The Royal Wedding

On April 29, 2011 the entire world set its eyes on London as Prince William married Kate Middleton in what some call “the wedding of the century.” People lined the streets waiting to catch a glimpse of the royal family as they rode to Westminster Abby, and then to Buckingham Palace. Those across the pond woke up at 4am on the east coast, and 2am on the west to watch the wedding live. This event will be talked about for weeks to come. Here are some interesting facts you can share at the water cooler or party. All hail the Queen!

* William and Kate will have to work to remember all their titles! The Queen gave them the titles Duke of Cambridge and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge. William and Kate will also have the titles of Count and Countess of Strathearn and Baron and Baroness Carrickfergus.

* So is Kate a princess? Not formally but she will have the title of Catherine, Princess of Wales.

*  Being married to a Prince does have its perks. Kate will have access to Queen Elizabeth’s $39 million collection of jewels, as well as a royal dresser.

* Kate was nicknamed “Waity Katy” by the press due to the eight-year courtship between her and William. It seems England was longing for them to get engaged just as badly as she was!

* More than 2 Billion people worldwide watched the wedding.

* People are using social media to share the experience. Over 2 million people in Britain and America have written about the wedding in their Facebook statuses. 237 tweets were posted every SECOND of the wedding.

* Even though the wedding was broadcast around the world William and Kate wanted to keep it personal. Kate’s hometown postman, butcher and grocery store owner attended.  One of the boys that acted as a brides groom was the son of William’s former nanny.

* William and Kate requested that instead of wedding gifts well-wishers donate to their charity: the Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton Charitable Gift Fund.

*  The royal couple will not employ a personal chef, butler, valet or any servants at their North Wales farmhouse.

It appears as if the future King and Queen of England are very down to Earth and very much in love. The world looks forward to watching them grow as a married couple.