Even if it may feel like yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walked down the aisle more than eight years ago. It was April 29, 2011, and Kate Middleton made history when she said “I do” to Prince William at Westminster Abbey. The day was declared a public holiday in the UK, but since the Duke of Cambridge is not the first-in-line to the throne, the wedding was not a full state occasion, which meant many details of the big day were left down to the couple. The wedding was watched live by 36 million people and was jam-packed with all the usual pomp and ceremony of a royal occasion. The guest list included more than 1,900 people and had its fair share of celebrities and politicians, including the Beckhams, Sir Elton John, the late Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and David Cameron. However, there were two people missing from the guest list, who had been widely expected to attend. Neither Tony Blair or Gordon Brown had been invited to the ceremony, despite it being a “semi-state” occasion. By contrast, both their Conservative predecessors, Sir John Major and Baroness Thatcher, both received invitations. A spokesman for St James’s Palace said Mr Blair… Read full this story
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