April 29, 2011 and The Royal Wedding of the Century as it's being touted, went off even better than could have been dreamt by fairytale fantasists.
General word on the street and vibe post-wedding, produced a sense of hope and optimisim for the newly wed, newly titled royal couple, for the institution of marriage and for the country, say historians. It was also an occasion where the people felt at one with their Royal Family as they welcomed in a 'commoner' in a tradition of non-aristorcratic ladies in line to the throne such as Diana and the Queen Mum.
An English Rose had, it turned out, arisen from more humble beginings including a stint in the desert while her family lived in Jordan during her childhood. She might even revisit this Arabian past through a rumored honeymoon to the region.
Still there was nothing common about a day filled the pomp and tradition British Royalty has come to be known for. Pomp and ceremony that might be reserved only for occasions nowadays, but the world audience loves nothing more than to look on as others perform to the rituuals of old. For now, here is the story of a Princess marrying her Prince against all the odds, and the view of the Happy Day.