At 11am on Friday 29th April 2011 the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton took place. The venue was the thousand year old Westminster Abbey or to use its formal name – the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Dean of Westminster, and the Bishop of London will performed the ceremony together at the magnificent cathedral.
Afterwards, a grand procession featuring the newly married couple in the beautiful 1902 State Landau will wind through London on its way to Buckingham Palace.
A British Royal Wedding is an occasion like no other. Traditional British pageantry is a sight to behold. The day has been declared a public holiday in the UK and many people here and indeed all across the commonwealth will be looking forward to enjoying watching the ceremony on the television.
Since their engagement, announced in November 2010 William and Kate as they are affectionately referred to by the public, have been busy making their own wedding plans. Although a national occasion it’s expected that the couple will bring elements of their individual personalities to the marriage celebrations.
Title: Royal Wedding – Prince William and Catherine
Date of Issue: 2 June 2011
Denominations: 2 x £2