The Royal Wedding 29th April 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton were married at Westminster Abbey in London on 29th April 2011. Royal Wedding 2011 Info covers all of the latest news, analysis, insight and discussion. The Royal Couple are now The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


Royal Wedding street parties - Are you going to one?

Reports are now suggesting there are as many as 5,000 street parties being organised to celebrate the Royal Wedding on the 29th April 2011. 

In Scotland, where the happy couple met, 12 parties are planned in Edinburgh, but in Glasgow the only celebration organised has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

Latest figures show seven road closures have been approved in Newcastle, 10 in Manchester, 15 in Liverpool and 16 in Birmingham.

There's a definite north-south divide. Fifty-three parties are planned in Bristol, 35 in Brighton, 30 in Cardiff, and around 500 in London.

But that's still far fewer than when Charles and Diana married. Some have blamed red tape and cost for a lack of 'street party spirit'. Last week the Prime Minister hit out at "petty bureaucracy" and urged people to celebrate, as he will be in Downing Street.

"Let me put it like this," he told the audience at a PM Direct event. "I am the Prime Minister and I am telling you if you want to have a street party, you go ahead and have one."

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