Royal Anniversary Alert! It’s Officially One Year for Will and Kate
Will and Kate — a.k.a. the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — are celebrating their first year of marriage together tomorrow — their paper anniversary! For us romantics across the pond, the royal wedding made for must-see-TV on April 29, 2011 (I should know — I got up in the middle of the night to watch it from start to finish with my fellow Anglophile friends).
What wasn't there to love? A real-life prince. A drop-dead gorgeous dress. Crazy hats. A booty that got people talking (move over, J.Lo, Pippa's got you beat). As we wish the royal couple a happy one-year anniversary, check out our breakdown of the royal nuptials by the numbers.
2.7 — The number of meters of Kate's train.
9 — The percent that tourism to Anglesey, the island where the couple's first marital home is, increased within the first 6 months after the wedding.
18 — The count of carats in Kate's stunning sapphire sparkler.
55 — The percent of Brits in a survey who think Kate is now a British icon worldwide.
133 — The price per slice of one of the wedding cakes, which were $80,000 together.
407,873 — The estimated cost of Kate's Sarah Burton-created Alexander McQueen dress.
65 — The percent of Americans on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs who were updating their social media accounts with info on the wedding.
20 — The percent of Brits who were doing the same.
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