Before the Lifetime movie “William & Kate,” TLC was here with “William & Kate: Inside the Royal Wedding.” The special took a look inside the pending nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton, or what TLC calls “the social event of the new millennium.”
The special wasn’t so much about exact details of the big day. It was more speculationfrom people who were involved in the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, former St. Andrews classmates, London florists/dress designers/hairdressers or biographers of the Royal family.
There is a nice clip of William in an interview talking about how his relationship with Kate started. “We were friends for over a year first and it just sort of blossomed from
then on. We just spent more time with each and had a good giggle, had
lots of fun … She’s got a really nice sense of humor, which kind of
helps me ’cause I’ve got a very dense sense of humor.”
There are also a few details about the actual day. The ceremony is starting promptly at 11 a.m. London time, with the kiss on the Buckingham Palace balcony scheduled for 1 p.m. There are 2000 people invited to the ceremony at Westminster Abbey and another 600 invited to the reception at the palace.
The cake is a seven-tiered fruit cake, which they say is a “Royal favorite.” It will be decorated with marzipan and Royal icing. They are also expecting around a million people to line the parade route from the abbey to the palace, so security measures will cost upwards of $20 million.
The most interesting part of the special was a former St. Andrews student who says that William first started looking at Kate in a new light after a charity fashion show at the school where she walked the runway in a see-through dress (pictured below, with a picture of Kate in the background). We can see why she would’ve caught his eye.
The big day is April 29 and the wedding will take place 6 a.m. ET. Will you be tuning in?