When Prince William and Kate Middleton marry on April 29, they will join a select group, even among royals. While the site of their wedding, Westminster Abbey, has been the place of every coronation since the Norman conquest, only 15 royal couples have been married there since it was founded in 960.
The first wedding to take place at the abbey was that of King Henry I of England and Princess Matilda of Scotland in 1100. The bride wore a crimson robe, a fashion choice Miss Middleton will likely not follow. While the great and good looked on and those less connected cheered outside, the archbishop of Canterbury married the bride and groom, as his successor will do in less than two weeks.… Seguir leyendo »