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20 Little Moments From Kate Middleton & Prince William’s Wedding You Forgot About

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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding day on April 29, 2011 was truly the wedding of the decade. But it was also full of sweet moments you might not remember. From the dress to that balcony kiss, it’s all worth reliving.

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Pippa Middleton was first introduced to the world as maid of honor at her sister’s wedding, and she got a lot of attention for the way her backside looked in her dress. Like, a lot.

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#2

One of Kate Middleton’s bridesmaids, Prince William’s godchild Grace van Cutsem, did not love all the noise from millions of well-wishers. And she stood directly in front of the happy couple to make sure everyone knew.

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Cousins of the groom Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice wore hats that were... something. They went 2011-level viral for them, in fact.

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Michael Middleton, proud father of the bride, was heard telling his daughter she looked “great” as they arrived at Westminster Abbey for their walk together down the aisle towards the future king.

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It wasn’t all about the bride and groom that day; Larry the Cat, who lived at the prime minister’s residence, famously got dressed up for the occasion with a bow tie and everything.

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Prime Minister David Cameron encouraged people across the U.K. to “bring out the bunting” for the royal wedding, and schoolchildren delivered. With special songs, celebrations, and even mock weddings, fun was had by all.

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He might have been best man, but Prince Harry left Westminster Abbey in the kids’ carriage. And let’s face it, he clearly loved it.

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This might not seem like a big deal but Prince William and Kate Middleton broke royal protocol by swooping in for not one, but two kisses on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. Steamy stuff.

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When Prince William went to put a ring on his bride’s finger, the traditional Welsh gold always used by the royal family, he struggled to make it work. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t wear one. Who knows?

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In a sweet homage to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana, Kate Middleton had a blue bow sewn into her Alexander McQueen wedding dress.

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#11

The royal wedding wasn’t just the event of the season, it was also a national holiday for everyone in the U.K. No wonder 2 million people lined up in the streets for the big day.

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Kate Middleton’s wedding bouquet included a flower called sweet William, a sweet and subtle nod to her new husband.

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The newly crowned Duchess of Cambridge looked lovely on her wedding day, and she has herself to thank. After taking lessons with makeup artist Arabella Preston, she did her own makeup on the big day.

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Middleton’s parents, Carole and Michael, gave her a little “something new” on her wedding: leaf shaped earrings designed by Robinson Pelhem.

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#15

Prince William looked calm and dry on his wedding day, perhaps because of the sweat proof military uniform created for him by Kashket and Partners.

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After the wedding, Prince Charles hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace and Kate Middleton changed into a less formal outfit designed by her wedding dress creator, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

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Ellie Goulding performed a two-hour set at the Buckingham Palace reception, where the new couple reportedly danced to the song “Starry-Eyed.”

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#18

Prince William asked for an extra cake to go alongside the traditional royal choice of fruit cake. His was made with chocolate biscuits.

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Prince William drove his new bride away from the wedding festivities in a vintage Aston Martin convertible, and they both looked overjoyed.

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#20

As his brother’s best man, Prince Harry reportedly gave a sweet, funny speech in honor of Prince William. Or as he apparently called him over and over again, “the dude.”

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