12 Mishaps You Didn’t Know Happened At Kate Middleton And Prince William’s Wedding
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s 2011 wedding was undeniably one of the most anticipated and iconic royal weddings of all time. The lavish, televised event on April 29, 2011, had an audience of tens of millions watching, whether it be as one of their 2,000 guests, from YouTube live streams or on worldwide television programs. The glamorous occasion was a public holiday in the United Kingdom and the entire event reportedly cost nearly $34 million to pull off, most of which was for security purposes! Although the event was highly successful and one of the most elegant royal ceremonies to date, that’s not to say that there weren’t a few mishaps along the way as well. Follow along for 12 things you didn’t know went wrong at Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal wedding:
12. Wedding guest David Beckham made an error in royal protocol
Power couple David Beckham and Victoria Beckham were invited to attend the royal wedding by the soon-to-be Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! Although the duo looked ultra stylish and chic as per usual, David Beckham was spotted on camera making a royal error that he later realized and fixed! Beckham was wearing his Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal on the wrong side of his lapel when he arrived at the royal wedding. It was evident he later realized his mistake when he emerged from the church following the nuptials with his medal adjusted on the proper left side.
11. Dress designer Sarah Burton was spotted in disguise before the ceremony
Kate Middleton made jaws drop worldwide when she stepped out in her lace Alexander McQueen gown. The dress was kept under top-secret conditions and the designer, Sarah Burton, was forced into signing a confidentiality agreement to keep the project under wraps. The press had a hunch that Burton was the designer; however, Burton blatantly denied the accusations on multiple occasions. Unfortunately, the day before the wedding Burton was spotted entering The Goring Hotel, which was the location Middleton was staying. Despite her attempts at hiding behind a furry hat and doing everything possible to avoid being identified, Burton was recognized by her signature silver-studded belt and ballet flats.