On June 22, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new stamp commemorating the Royal Wedding day of Kate and William. On April 29th, over 2 billion people worldwide watched the royal nuptials unfold from beginning to end.
We first caught a glimpse of Kate in her now-famous wedding dress as she headed over to Westminster Abbey with her father, where 1900 guests were waiting. Her splendid dress, designed by Sarah Burton, creative director of the house of Alexander McQueen, delighted everyone. In tradition with elegant dresses of old, the gown was covered with hand-made lace and flowed down to an eight foot train. Over her filmy veil one could see the Cartier ‘Halo’ tiara lent to her by Queen Elizabeth herself. Not to be outdone, William was every inch the handsome prince in his red uniform of Colonel of the Irish Guards.
After the ceremony, the couple rode back to Buckinham Palace in a 109 year old State Landau, the same used by William’s parents, Charles and Diana on their wedding day. After two kisses on the balcony of the Palace, the crowd gathered outside was treated to the spectacle of Kate and William driving around the Mall in a vintage Aston Martin convertible with the sign ‘Just Wed’ attached to the back.
Once again, congratulations to William and Kate. May it be happily ever after!