Royal Wedding: A Day to Remember: what is the 10th anniversary BBC special for Kate and William about and when is it on TV?

The BBC is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding with a documentary about the big day, including interviews from insiders

On 29 April, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate ten years of marriage and the BBC will air a special programme looking back at their big day.

The BBC will cast viewers back to the wedding day in 2011, when over two billion people watched as the royal couple got married at Westminster Abbey.

Here is everything you need to know about the BBC’s special programme and when it is on TV.

William and Kate released new portraits, ahead of their 10th anniversary (Picture: Chris Floyd)William and Kate released new portraits, ahead of their 10th anniversary (Picture: Chris Floyd)
William and Kate released new portraits, ahead of their 10th anniversary (Picture: Chris Floyd)

What is ‘Royal Wedding: A Day to Remember’ about?

The programme will take a nostalgic look at the wedding of William and Catherine Middleton, which took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.

The ceremony was attended by nearly 2,000 guests, before the newlyweds led a carriage procession back to Buckingham Palace.

On the balcony of the Queen’s residence, William and Kate shared two kisses on the balcony before emerging in their evening-attire for the wedding party.

The documentary will share important moments of the day and provide behind-the-scenes information on how the spectacle was put together, with insights from those who helped organise the details.

Viewers will also hear from those who camped outside to catch a close-up of the future British king and queen, and were surprised with a walk-about of the royal mile on the evening before the wedding, by Prince William and Prince Harry.

The BBC have also included input from those who shared a wedding day with the royals.

Who will feature in the programme?

From florists to former prime ministers, the programme looks at what went on behind the scenes and how it felt to witness history in the making.

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2011 and John Rutter who composed a specially commissioned anthem will take part, sharing their thoughts on the day and the couple.

The official florist who designed the floral displays for the aisle and the Duchess’ bouquet, Shane Connolly, will also take part.

David Cameron, who was prime minister at the time, and Sir Clive Woodward, former England rugby coach, will share their memories as they sat among political, religious and royal leaders from around The Commonwealth.

The bell-ringers and VIP guests will also share how they felt and their favourite moments from the wedding.

Included in the line-up is wedding guest and CEO of Centrepoint, Seyi Obakin OBE, who said: “You could just see in their faces the excitement of the day, but in his face, the pride that he’d come to this point, this position, in which he’s getting married to somebody that he truly loves.”

It has not yet been revealed if any of the Royal family will take part in the programme.

Have William and Kate commented on their anniversary?

While it is not yet known if any royals will take part in the BBC’s programme, the Duke and Duchess have released two new photos ahead of their anniversary.

The Cambridges’ official social media account shared the snaps on the eve of their anniversary, captioning them: “Taken this week ahead of The Duke and Duchess’ 10th wedding anniversary” and crediting photographer Chris Floyd.

The Royal Family Twitter and that of Charles and Camilla also shared the post and wished them a happy anniversary.

The Royal Family, which writes on behalf of the Queen, Tweeted: “Wishing The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a very happy wedding anniversary.

“Today marks ten years since Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at Westminster Abbey.”

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall added: “Wishing The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a very happy 10th wedding anniversary.”

Where can I watch Royal Wedding: A Day to Remember?

Royal Wedding: A Day To Remember will air on Friday, 30 April at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Viewers can also watch it on demand on BBC iPlayer.