A Royal Engagement

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With the news breaking of the royal engagement and the whole world going nothing less than crazy over the announcement I thought I would write a little blog with them in mind.

The lovely couple took to the TV to give and interview all about there love for each other and how the fairytale began. Discussing plans for a family and of course the ring that William picked to give to Kate.  Of course that ring belonging to his mother Princess Diana, William described the choice to give her his mothers engagement ring as ” “my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement”.

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When Diana and Charles married on 29th July 1981 the world went crazy and a public holiday was announced in connection with the wedding. 600,000 people lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Diana on her big day with a further 750million tuning in on television. The wedding took place at St Paul’s Cathedral in front of an invited congregation of 3,500.
 
Diana marrying in 1981 with a 25ft trail on her dress all eyes will be on what Kate will be wearing
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Diana arrived by glass carriage from Clarence House with her father Earl Spencer for her ceremony at 11.20am. She walked up the aisle in a Emmanuel designed ivory taffeta and antique lace gown complete with 25ft train! Charles was dressed in full naval commander uniform. 

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William and Kate have recently announced London’s Westminster Abbey as their wedding venue. The haven’t followed in his mother’s footsteps with a wedding at St Paul’s instead in the footsteps of his grandmother and other royals. With Westminster Abbey being where the funeral of William’s mother Diana was held in my eyes its another tribute to her.

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The wedding of the Queen to Prince Philip in November 1947.
 With the date now officially announced as Friday 29th April 2011 and a Bank Holiday weekend being given to all, its set to be one massive celebration. All eyes will be on the news for the announcement of the rest of the elements that will go into the big day. It is set to be a huge event that will take over news from now until April so we best all get out the union jacks in support of this massive Royal affair. 

 (photos courtesy of dailymail.co.uk) 
The happy couple on the day of the engagement announcement.

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Businesses have already started creating memorabilia. 
Frances Edwards 

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