Retrospective: A year in news
2011 : A year in news

2011 : A year in news

The Royal Wedding

In a year characterised by violence, economic belt-tightening and political upheaval, Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton provided a refreshing respite.

The Royal Wedding on 29th April bestowed upon Britons an extra bank holiday, a chance to put up the bunting and debate the design of Kate’s eagerly anticipated wedding dress.

Some people grumbled about the cost to the taxpayer of putting on such a lavish affair in difficult economic times but most of us were happy to dig out our Union Jacks and join in the wedding celebrations.

Viewing figures hit 34 million in the UK and thousands of people camped overnight on the streets surrounding Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey to catch a glimpse of William and Kate sealing the deal with a kiss on the Palace balcony. 

Image: Sealed with a kiss - the Kate and William embrace on their wedding day © Rex

Women in Focus Editor
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Inspirational Feminist Quotes: Empowering Quotes For WomenCelebrities At Fashion Week: Front Row Celebs
Hot celebrity men in uniformThe Hottest Celebrity Glasses: 35 Frames You Need To Be Wearing
Latest… 28/10/2016
Women in Focus News
There's a Super Important Message Hidden Inside This Lavish Instagram Account's Posts
All Women in Focus news
Changing your name | How to change your name
Work for yourself - get your small business online
How to deal with redundancy
Registering and voting: everything you need to know
See all Women in Focus guides
Income protection: What if you couldn't work?
See all Women in Focus videos

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
Find us on...