When Prince William married his longtime love Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011, nearly two billion people around the world tuned in to catch a glimpse of history in the making. The newly minted Duke and Duchess of Cambridge didn’t disappoint. From Kate’s custom-made Alexander McQueen wedding dress and William’s soft-spoken allegiance of love to their surprisingly modern getaway, and — of course — the hats, the Royal Wedding was every bit the spectacle it had promised to be. Now, as the couple celebrates their one-year anniversary, the public’s unfaltering attention has turned from charting every second of their nuptials to counting down the moments until the Royal baby is announced. We can only hope that far less people tune in for the Royal Birth.
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