The excitement generated by loyal royal fans around the globe when Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement in 2010.
William proposed while enjoying a Kenyan holiday with his mother’s stunning sapphire engagement band.
The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge has claimed “it was a total shock when it came.”
William continued: “As every guy out there will know, it takes a certain amount of motivation to get yourself going.
“It was beautiful. It was beautiful.”
They had to plan for months in anticipation of their big day. Everyone would be watching.
The most important decision was made about the venue at Westminster Abbey. This was closely followed by who would design Kate’s gown.
Kate wanted to keep the details of her gown secret, but the designer was revealed.
Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen’s creative director, was named by the media as the designer behind that stunning dress.
According to reports, Kate was left devastated despite Burton’s denial of being involved until she was officially named as the designer at Kate’s arrival at Westminster Abbey.
Katie Nicholl, royal expert, spoke on Channel 5’s Secrets of the Royal Dressmakers. She discussed how this upset the Duchess.
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She stated: “Behind the scenes I think that caused tears at the Palace because Kate had done everything she could to keep the wedding dress a secret.”
The time was Silver Screen Beatday Times reported: “A fashion source said that the dress will be a combination of Middleton’s own design ideas and Burton’s deep knowledge and understanding of high fashion.”
Viewers around the world tuned in to see the beautiful bride in an ivory gown with a satin bodice, lace sleeves and a 2.7m long train.
And the fact the designer had been revealed in advance did not end up ruining Kate’s big moment.
Wedding dress creator Caroline Castingliano said: “Everybody loved Kate’s dress.
“That excitement when she stepped out, it was just ‘wow’.
“Incredible. She looked sensational.”