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8 Little-Known Facts About Kate And William's Wedding Ceremony. Recap Dedicated To The Cambridges' 8th Anniversary

Date April 22, 2019 15:44

On 29th April 2011, millions of people were watching the most-awaited and gorgeous wedding of the beginning of the XXI century - the wedding ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The public's lively interest was caused not only by this beautiful couple with a complex love story. Princess Diana's fans compared these two functions much like body language experts did later on. This event got one of the biggest media coverage, but very few people know about what stayed behind the cameras. We offer you to recap 8 interesting moments on the occasion of the Cambridges' 8th wedding anniversary.

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1. The groom and his brother's outfits were custom-made

Princes William and Harry traditionally wore custom-made versions of the military attire they had worn during their service in the young years. It was tailored with sweat-wicking materials so that on a warm spring day they would feel comfortable and sweat stains wouldn't be visible on their clothes.

8 Little-Known Facts About Kate And William's Wedding Ceremony. Recap Dedicated To The Cambridges' 8th AnniversaryGetty Images / Ideal Image

2. The bride's bouquet is a tribute to her fiance

Apart from traditional hyacinth, lily-of-the-valley and myrtle, Kate's wedding bouquet's composition included a flower called "Sweet William".

8 Little-Known Facts About Kate And William's Wedding Ceremony. Recap Dedicated To The Cambridges' 8th AnniversaryGetty Images / Ideal Image

3. A horse almost ruined everything

When William and Kate approached an ancient carriage for the traditional ride along the line of the royal family's fans gathered there, the horse got scared and belted past the newlyweds. Luckily, no one was hurt.

8 Little-Known Facts About Kate And William's Wedding Ceremony. Recap Dedicated To The Cambridges' 8th AnniversaryGetty Images / Ideal Image

4. A special car

The newlyweds were leaving the Buckingham Palace in the rare Aston Martin which Prince Charles had received as a present for his 21st birthday.

8 Little-Known Facts About Kate And William's Wedding Ceremony. Recap Dedicated To The Cambridges' 8th AnniversaryGetty Images / Ideal Image

5. Honeymoon

Kate hadn't known that she and her husband were going to the Seychelles islands on a honeymoon until the last moment. Such secrecy is totally reasonable - it was done to protect the couple from paparazzi.

8 Little-Known Facts About Kate And William's Wedding Ceremony. Recap Dedicated To The Cambridges' 8th AnniversaryGetty Images / Ideal Image

6. A letter to the Queen

A 9-year-old girl from Leamington Spa wrote a letter to the Queen telling her that on Kate and William's wedding day her grandpa was turning 78 years old. And she got a reply!

8 Little-Known Facts About Kate And William's Wedding Ceremony. Recap Dedicated To The Cambridges' 8th AnniversaryGetty Images / Ideal Image

7. The groom's best man was limping?

It really is so: Prince Harry twisted his ankle just a few hours prior to the ceremony.

8 Little-Known Facts About Kate And William's Wedding Ceremony. Recap Dedicated To The Cambridges' 8th AnniversaryGetty Images / Ideal Image

8. Who are Billy and Nate?

Shortly before the Cambridges' wedding, a pair of royal starlings at Chester Zoo were named Kate and William. But they had to be renamed to Billy and Nate after it had been established that they both were males.

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Rumor had it that Kate Middleton didn't want to set off to the Queen's function in a closed carriage like her deceased mother-in-law once did. Nonetheless, they managed to reach a compromise: the couple opted for a horse and carriage which followed the same way in 1981 with the Prince and Princess of Whales after their wedding ceremony.

It might seem like there's nothing more to write and film about Kate and William's wedding, yet here we are. Which of these little-known facts did you find the most amusing?