Can you believe that The Royal Wedding was more than four years ago? On April 29, 2011, Kate Middleton and Prince William exchanged vows in Westminster Abbey. More than 72 million people watched the wedding on a live stream on YouTube and a total of 36.7 million people watched at least part of the wedding in the United Kingdom.
The wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. The "something old" of her outfit was the lace detailing. Her "something new" was her earrings, which were given to her by her parents. "Something borrowed" was the Queen's tiara and the "something blue" was a blue ribbon that was sewn into the bodice of the dress. Kate's shoes were also designed by Alexander McQueen.
The Cartier Scroll Tiara was made in 1936 and Kate borrowed the tiara from the queen for the ceremony.
Pippa Middleton, Kate's sister, wore a form-fitting gown also designed by Sarah Burton. Pippa served as the maid of honor during the wedding ceremony.
The iconic moment of Kate Middleton and Prince William kissing for the crowd was captured by the many photographers who attended the event. The cost of the wedding was estimated at 20 million pounds, which is about $310 million.
For the wedding reception, Kate changed into a white gown that was designed by Sarah Burton, a designer who is a part of the same fashion house who made her wedding dress, Alexander McQueen. She wore an angora cardigan over the gown.