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You might just have to buy one of these to celebrate the arrival of the royal wedding

You might have thought that the arrival in 2020 of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding day was a simple ceremony, with the traditional silver-studded wooden bowls and cushions and the traditional white-and-purple royal flower on the balcony, but in fact the two royal families have been at it for over five centuries. 

This is what it was like to be a young William and the Queen’s wedding guest in the mid-1800s: “The whole of the palace was lit up like Christmas Eve,” recalls Helen Wilson, who was a young woman when William and his sister, Kate, married in 1750.

“It was a really nice day to see the sun rise and to hear the bells ring.”

“It was very beautiful,” adds Catherine Middletons eldest daughter, Lucy, who attended the wedding.

The wedding itself was so well planned and organised. “

But I think the moment that we got the big royal blessing we knew it was something special and special people would love it.”

The wedding itself was so well planned and organised.

It was a wonderful time for us to celebrate with the people of England and we thought it would be great to have a traditional wedding in a place that was so much loved by all of us.

The Queen and Prince William were so pleased to have this ceremony in their country,” says Lucy Middleton. “

And I think that really helped to establish that love and affection for one another and that’s what I think was so special about the wedding.”

“The Queen and Prince William were so pleased to have this ceremony in their country,” says Lucy Middleton.

I remember seeing the big wedding party and I think my dad and I were just so happy that we could be a part of it.””

That was a very special day for us.

I remember seeing the big wedding party and I think my dad and I were just so happy that we could be a part of it.”

The coronation of Kate and William Middleton, 1825-1828, the last in a line of five children born to William and Mary, (Photo: Library of Congress)The wedding day also gave birth to a whole new way of life.

“There were two weddings at the same time and it was really special for everyone,” says Wilson.

“I think the Queen had the biggest party and it looked so lovely and glamorous.

It really made us feel like the king and queen and it’s great that we were able to be part of that.”

It gave us the chance to be there with all the royal guests and the whole family and I can remember just sitting on the front porch with the windows open and just being blown away by the sun and the beautiful view.

“And of course it was fantastic for the whole of us to get to go and see the bride and groom and the children and to have them in a wedding gown and the new look of the wedding dress.” 

The wedding party in the 1790s (Image: Library and Archives England)The marriage of the Queen and her husband (Credit: Library & Archives England/Getty Images)The Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Kate Middleton (Source: BBC News)The Queen’s coronation in the 1800s, 1796 (Photo: Charles Thomson)The ceremony was so successful that, in 1808, the Royal wedding party was able to return to England with the newlyweds in tow, to enjoy the ceremony in full view of the crowd.

“The Royal wedding ceremony is so well known in England and Scotland and we always enjoyed it,” says Mrs Wilson.

“People really loved it.

And so did I, because we had seen it so many times.”

The wedding of Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth in 1807, 1693 (Photo by John J. MacNeil)The coronations of the King and Queen of England in 1813 and 1814 (The coronavigation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1979 (Photo courtesy of National Library of Wales)The most famous wedding in the UK is undoubtedly the coronation ceremony for the first Queen and King of England. 

On November 1, 1815, the King of the United Kingdom and the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cornwall were married at Westminster Abbey by William and Kate, who were the first married couples in the United States to be married. 

“It’s such a lovely ceremony and it has been around for so long that you just feel that you’ve been invited,” says Helen Wilson.

“[Kate] was so happy to be here and she was the happiest lady I’ve ever met. 

The people of this country, the people in England, the whole country, they all got together and they did it,