Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Wedding Remains the “Most Influential Royal Wedding”
Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot at Westminster Abbey in 2011. Since then, a slew of royal weddings have taken place, but none could touch the Cambridge couple’s big day.
New Study Crowns William and Kate’s 2011 Wedding as the Royal Wedding of the Century
A study recently carried out by creative resource Design Bundles found out — after analyzing Google Trends data — that the royal wedding with the most impact and long-lasting influence was Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, which took place on 29 April, 2011.
16 years of Royal Wedding data was collected for the study.
It found out that searches for “royal wedding” spiked to 1487% the average volume in April 2011, the same month that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot at the famous Westminster Abbey Cathedral. It beat out the other royal weddings by a wide margin regarding people’s online interest.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding was found to generate a 203% bigger spike in searches for “royal weddings” than the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.
The Cambridges’ wedding day, which was a public holiday in the United Kingdom — with events held around the Commonwealth to celebrate — had a guest list featuring about 1900 people. It is still one of the most watched weddings of all time.
Coming in at the third place is the public interest surrounding Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles’ 2005 wedding. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s wedding in April of 2005 saw a 1233% increase in “royal wedding” searches.
As it was Prince Charles and Camilla’s second marriage, they opted for a small private ceremony. The couple had a civil event at Windsor Guildhall, before enjoying a marriage blessing at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
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