In a royal coup of inspirational genius, the Windsor family decided to hold the wedding of future King William and Kate Middleton one week prior to Virginia’s most famous steeplechase race, picnic and outdoor cocktail party.
"The royal family simply didn’t want to share the world spotlight with an event as significant as the Virginia Gold Cup,” an anonymous source at Buckingham Palace told us.
Clever those Brits.
Here, Prince William speaks to his bride Katherine Middleton as she holds the hand of her father Michael Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.
The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by somewhere between 1,600 and 1,900 guests (depending on who you ask), including foreign Royal family members and various heads of state.
Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle while millions more watched on the telly.
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