On 29 April 2011, William and Catherine were married in a fairy tale wedding watched by more than two billion people and celebrated the whole world over.
No sooner had they returned from their honeymoon than the newlyweds were back in the spotlight. Their first duty as married royals was as big as it gets – a meeting at Buckingham Palace with the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle.
From then on the the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a string of traditional ceremonies, but their first big test as a married couple was to come at the end of June, when they embarked on a tour of Canada followed by a star-studded trip to LA. The tour would see them fulfil a relentless schedule of meetings with heads of state, celebrities and the public.
Ever since her wedding dress was unveiled, Kate’s style has been closely watched by fashion critics across the globe. During the Canadian trip it became apparent that she was fast becoming a national ambassador for British fashion. With interviews from some of the leading fashion houses in the UK, we discuss just how much of an impact Kate has had on home-grown brands and designers.
Kate has succeeded in charming the media, and it seems her positive impact is also rubbing off on William. With compelling contributions from royal commentators, we examine the remarkable turnaround in the previously publicity-shy Prince and look at how he overcame his deep distrust of the media.
Together, William and Kate have become the most famous couple in the world, using the stream used the stream of media interest and headlines they generate to shine a light on national crises and highlight global appeals.
While Kate has set to work with her charities, William has stepped up his military role. We explore what his position means to him and to the country, and speculate on what the future holds for the couple that will one day be our King and Queen.