BBC to make documentary for Prince William's 10th anniversary

BBC will mark Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 10th wedding anniversary with special documentary

  • BBC set to air special documentary to mark William and Kate’s 10th anniversary
  • The show will hear from guests such as David Cameron and Sir Clive Woodward
  • Couples from around Britain who also married on April 28, 2011, will feature

The 10-year anniversary of Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton is set to be marked by a new BBC documentary.

The special documentary, set to air on BBC One on April 30, will hear from a number of contributors about the wedding.

Figures such as David Cameron and former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams will be two of the voices heard in the hour-long special, the Mirror reports.

Additionally, composer John Ritter, florist Shane Connolly and former England rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward will also all feature.

The 10-year anniversary of Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton is set to be marked by a new BBC documentary

A group of friends who met Princes William and Harry during an impromptu walkabout before the wedding will also appear in the documentary. 

The CEO of Centrepoint Seyi Obakin, who was a guest at the wedding in 2011, told the paper how visibly emotional William was on the day: ‘In his face, the pride that he’d come to this point, this position, in which he’s getting married to somebody that he truly loves.’ 

A fundraiser who walked 55 miles in a suit of armour as well as couples from around the country who were married on the same day as William, will also contribute to the programme, titled Royal Wedding: A Day to Remember. 

Prince William married Kate Middleton on April 28, 2011, at a ceremony held in Westminster Abbey, London.

The special documentary, set to air on BBC One on April 30, will hear from a number of contributors about the wedding, including former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, who married them

The pair had been together as a couple for eight years and the couple had announced their engagement on November 16, 2010.

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams married William and Kate in front of a guest list of around 1,900 people. 

More than 5,000 street parties were held throughout the UK to celebrate the Royal wedding and as many as one million people lined the route between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace to catch a glimpse of the couple on their wedding day.

Instead of receiving gifts, William and Kate urged guests to donate to charity and established The Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton Charitable Gift Fund which aimed to assist charities around the world.  

Figures such as David Cameron composer John Ritter, florist Shane Connolly and former England rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward will also all feature, as well as a number of couples who married on the same day as the Royal couple

The ceremony was viewed by tens of millions of people live, with around 72million people watching a YouTube livestream of the service. 

Two years after their wedding, William and Kate welcomed their first child, Prince George.

He was followed by Princess Charlotte two years later and then Prince Louis in 2018. 

The news comes after Prince William backed plans to reform football to ‘secure the future health of the game’.

The Duke of Cambridge said he was glad the ‘united voice of football fans’ had blocked a breakaway European Super League – and stressed the importance of using the moment to bring about change.

Prince William married Kate Middleton on April 28, 2011, at a ceremony held in Westminster Abbey, London

The prince’s second intervention in three days came as ministers and Premier League bosses looked to tackle the influence of the richest clubs in England.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden hinted that owners would be reined in by the creation of an Ofcom-style regulator.

A fan-led review of the ESL debacle will examine whether supporters could be given a controlling stake in their clubs, as in Germany.

Meanwhile, the Premier League is considering sanctions for the six English sides which announced their intention to join the ESL: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Stats from William and Kate’s Royal wedding 

  • Prince Charles’ bioethanol 41-year-old Aston Martin, which William used to drive Kate away from Buckingham Palace on their wedding day, runs entirely on wine. It was converted in 2008
  • The cake contained 17 different types of flower made from sugar paste, each one picked by Kate for their meaning or symbolism
  • The cake had 900 sugar paste flowers in total
  • An estimated one million people lined the streets – and two billion were watching around the globe
  • 10,000 canapes were prepared by 21 chefs for the Buckingham Palace reception
  • Wedding mentioned 268,777 times on Facebook during the ceremony
  • More than 5,000 police officers were on duty to ensure event ran like clockwork
  • 1902state Landau that carried William and Catherine to Buckingham Palace for the reception was used by Charles and Diana on their wedding day 30 years ago
  • 10,000 people were crammed into Trafalgar Square to watch the ceremony on a big screen
  • More than 1,300 armed forces personnel played a role in the wedding
  • Kate Middleton’s bridal train measured two metres and 70cm
  • Ahuge surge in electricity demand marked the end of television coverage of Kate and William’s procession to Buckingham Palace. The 2,400 MW boost as cameras switched back to television studios at 12.40pm was equivalent to nearly one million kettles being boiled at once

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