June 29, 2011 12:00 PM

June 2011



On April 29, 2011, millions around the world watched as Prince William wed Catherine Middleton, transforming the couple into the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge—and the future King and Queen of England. This special Commemorative Issue, available only on newsstands, celebrates every aspect of that incredible day—from the pageboys to the portraits, from the galas to the breathtaking gown—and chronicles the eight-year courtship that led to it. With more than 100 beautiful photos, this album presents the complete royal fairy tale, designed as a keepsake to have and to hold, forever. Enjoy!

ON THE COVER Photograph by Gero Breloer/AP. Inset: Ken Goff/Goff Photos

28 Their Wedding Day Style

Every element had special meaning, from his medals to her bouquet, jewels and that gorgeous Grace Kelly-inspired gown

34 Crowd Pleasers

On the Buckingham Palace balcony, the couple gave spectators more than they’d ever expected

44 The Celebrations

At three lavish palace parties, guests had a royally good time

50 A Fairy-Tale Romance

The tender, inside story of the private eight-year love affair that enchanted a nation

66 The People’s Prince

Handsome, athletic, compassionate—how William became a man to make his mother proud

82 Home Sweet Home

The newlyweds start their married life far from the madding crowd, in a remote part of north Wales

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