How to commemorate the royal couple's first wedding anniversary
To celebrate Kate and Will's wedding anniversary this April 29th, why not head to some of Britain's top hotspots? Take a walk in Kate and Will's footsteps and share in their celebrations with these five ways to commemorate their special day.
Have afternoon tea at The Langham
What better way to celebrate the anniversary of Kate and Will's royal wedding than with the quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea? For a traditional afternoon tea, take a trip to The Langham in Oxford Street, London, and enjoy some refreshments at their award-winning Palm Court, where the tradition of afternoon tea is said to have been born. With the hotel's elegant furnishings, indulgent menu and long-standing tradition of serving London's elite, you are sure to feel just like a royal.
Visit Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is not only the Queen's official London residence, it was also the scene of Kate and William's official wedding photographs and wedding reception and the setting for the couple's "first kiss". While you may be unable to enter the throne room where the photographs were taken or set foot on the balcony where the couple kissed, you can still get a glimpse of the regal landmark and visit the Royal Mews, which are located in the Palace's surroundings and open to the public during this time.
Visit Westminster Abbey
If you want to walk in William and Kate's footsteps, you could celebrate their anniversary by heading to the church where their wedding took place. The famous church, Westminster Abbey, is steeped in history, having hosted several coronations and royal weddings. Situated in the heart of London, Westminster Abbey is worth a visit for the brilliant photo opportunities alone, and you can also get an insight into the atmosphere of Kate and Will's big day by exploring the Abbey and gardens. While you're there, why not visit the Westminster Abbey Museum to see a unique collection of royal effigies and other interesting exhibits.
Explore the sights of St Andrews
St Andrews, in Fife, Scotland, is known as the "home of golf"; however, it is also home to Scotland's oldest university — a prestigious establishment which was attended by both William and Kate and which was, in fact, where the couple met. To celebrate the couple's nuptials, why not take a trip to St Andrews and explore what the town has to offer, as well as getting a glimpse into the early days of Will and Kate's romance. Enjoy the stunning views of the medieval city, stroll along Wet Sands beach, explore the ruins of the city's castle or maybe even play a round of golf while you're there.
Dine out in Anglesey
The beautiful , North Wales, is currently a home to Kate and William, who moved there following their wedding to be close to Prince William's RAF base. Kate has spoken of her love for Anglesey, stating that it is nice to be outdoors and away from the city, and the couple have been spotted strolling along Anglesey Beach while walking their dog. If the weather is nice, you could take a picnic to the beach to help celebrate this romantic day. Alternatively, you could visit the White Eagle pub, which is rumoured to be a favourite haunt of the couple, to enjoy a meal and some fantastic views. William is rumoured to be a fan of their home-made burgers and chips.
Call in at the couple's marital home
Fancy dropping by William and Kate's London home? Well, if you head to Kensington Palace you can. While you may not be able to see the couple themselves, the State Rooms at this newly refurbished royal residence are open to the public and are well worth a visit. Here you can get an insight into the life of a princess by viewing an exhibition of some of Diana's famous dresses, and learning about the life of Queen Victoria through an exhibition inspired by her personal journals and featuring displays of her personal objects in the rooms where she lived.