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Prince William of Wales, Duke of Cambridge & Catherine

HRH Prince William of Wales is the eldest son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. He was born in hospital at Paddington on 21st June 1982.


His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales KG and Miss Catherine Middleton were married at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th April 2011. The service was attended by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the groom's grandparents, and HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. Miss Middleton arrived at the Abbey accompanied by her father Mr Michael Middleton. Miss Philippa Middleton was the bride's maid-of-honour, with four other bridesmaids and two page boys. HRH Prince Henry of Wales was the bridegroom's best man. The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, and the marriage was solemnised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Rowan Williams. An anthem was specially composed for the service by Dr John Rutter.

Eight 20 foot high English field maple and hornbeam trees in planters lined the nave and the couple chose flowers and trees sourced from Royal estates and other British growers, including azaleas, rhododendron, euphorbias, wisteria, beech and lilac. More than 24 million people in the UK watched the service on television as well as 23 million in the USA. Following the wedding the title Duke of Cambridge was conferred on the Prince by The Queen.

The couple have three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Their illuminated marriage licence can be viewed in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in the Abbey triforium.

Further reading

Order of Service

Address given by the Bishop of London


21st June 1982


29th April 2011



Prince William of Wales, Duke of Cambridge & Catherine
The wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton

The work can be tough, but even the cold and rain don’t bother me as I enjoy it so much. I love every day that I spend at the Abbey – just being here makes me smile.


Tim - Gardener

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