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The Royal Wedding

James Wilkinson

ISBN: 978 1 85759 724 0
Size: 274 x 196 mm / 7.7 x 10.8 in.
Binding: softcover
Pages: 40
Images: 45

UK £5.00 / US $8.00
(Available directly from Westminster Abbey)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Westminster Abbey's official book on the Royal Wedding
  • Over 20 stunning pictures of this momentous occasion
  • Authoritative account of their seven year friendship and subsequent engagement
  • Includes a fascinating chapter on other Royal Weddings at the Abbey

DESCRIPTION

This stunning book is Westminster Abbey's official publication on the marriage of HRH Prince William to Catherine Middleton. It is a unique and unrivalled souvenir to this momentous occasion, which took place on 29 April 2011 in one of the most famous buildings in the world. It includes photographs of the wedding exclusive to the Abbey, plus a selection of the best press photography; gives an authoritative account of William and Catherine's friendship and subsequent engagement; and includes an overview of other Royal Weddings held at the Abbey. The couple chose Westminster Abbey because of its staggering beauty, its 1000 years of royal history and its relative intimacy despite its size. In the last 100 years, Westminster Abbey has played host to ten royal weddings, including those of The Duke of York to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (who became George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) and The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, to Lieutenant Phillip Mountbatten.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Wilkinson was the BBC s science correspondent for twenty-five years. He is now one of the Abbey's Honorary Stewards and the author of many publications about the Abbey.

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