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Guest at the Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton Open up about the Ceremony – Here's What He Had to Say

Afouda Bamidele
Apr 28, 2021
12:20 P.M.
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Kate Middleton and Prince Wiliam tied the knot ten years ago, and the world witnessed another beautiful day in his history of the British monarchy. Here are accounts of those who kept the memories close to their heart.


It's been ten years since the grand wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William shook the core of London and left many citizens with beautiful memories of the day they sealed their love. 

While many people gathered around the venue and millions more watched from home, some guests were able to catch glimpses of the royal couple during the occasion.

Prince William and Kate Middleton smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images


Sue and Martin Fidler, a couple from Middleton's hometown in Bucklebury, were present at the occasion. Martin recalled that the sounds were thunderous when Middelton walked into the Abbey.

He made it known that the ceremonial sounds rose with higher tempo as she drew nearer to the Abbey in her father's arms. He noted that when the trumpets started announcing her arrival, it was as though the roofs would go off. 


Sue shared that although they did not see much of her when she entered, they heard much of the wedding procession through the loudspeakers. They later saw Middleton and Prince William walkout as a married couple.

Middleton made sure to invite her own guests from her hometown.


Another person who spoke sweetly about witnessing the historical wedding ceremony was an Abbey bell ringer. Jeremy Pratt remembered being excited and nervous while joining the other bell ringers in her four-hour long job.

Thirteen-year-old Timi Otudeku was a chorister who got the chance to perform during the wedding and the bride's arrival. Otudeku remembered that Middleton and her spouse came during one of their practices to ask if the songs were ideal.


The dean of Westminster and his Verger Martin Casteldine were part of those who officiated during the wedding. Casteldne made it known that he led the procession to the music of Hubert Parry's "I Was Glad."

As Middleton and Prince William's tenth marriage anniversary draws closer, there has been an appealing revisit to the preparations and the road to the main event, including the couple's engagement.


During her engagement, Middleton, 39, was said to have styled herself. She already had a wrap dress picked out of her personal wardrobe that perfectly matched her sapphire engagement band passed down by late Princess Diana.  

While the guests at the event were top dignitaries, celebrities, and royal members, Middleton made sure to invite her own guests from her hometown. Her family's postman, Ryan Naylor, publican, John Haley, and Martin and Sue Fidler, were invited.

Leicestershire baker and businesswoman Fiona Cairn made the royal wedding cake. She was commissioned to bake a multi-tiered fruit cake that bore sugar flower decorations. Cairns recalled that it was one of the most exciting commissions she received.