Royal fans are divided over new Kate and William wedding documentary

Jennifer Savin
·3-min read

A new ITV documentary, The Day Will and Kate Got Married, which aired last night, has divided fans of the royal couple. The special hourlong programme was created ahead of Prince William and Kate Middleton's ten year wedding anniversary which is rapidly approaching (they were married 29 April 2011) and includes an interview with one of Kate's uncles, Gary.

However, judging by the reception the documentary has had on social media so far, there are a few elements of it that some viewers are less than impressed with – one being a couple of potentially 'shady' references about the "future discord that would divide [the royal family]".

Others pointed out that it was strange the programme mentioned Kate "had a sudden change of plan" as to which university she wanted to attend and which course she'd be studying, "for unknown reasons".

According to one review from The Telegraph, the latter has been interpreted as suggesting Kate is a 'royal gold-digger', because she swapped from Edinburgh University to St Andrew's to study art history (alongside her future husband) – something royal fans have been quick to dismiss.

One Cambridge enthusiast wrote on Twitter following the documentary, "Really disappointed and annoyed by this documentary and how they portray Catherine #TheDayWillAndKateGotMarried." Another said, "Why did they need to talk about Meghan and Harry at the end? Thought this documentary was about Will and Kate's wedding day? #TheDayWillAndKateGotMarried."

Photo credit: ADRIAN DENNIS - Getty Images
Photo credit: ADRIAN DENNIS - Getty Images

One tweet added, "There was so much they could have covered on the wedding of the decade! However, ITV started off with a comment on ‘no one could have imagined about the brothers parting ways 10 years hence’ and ended with a comment on Megxit. Terrible documentary."

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However, rather than focussing on the perceived negativity, others used the documentary as a chance to celebrate and reminisce about their own personal memories of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's big day, along with Kate's stunning wedding dress.

"Anyone else getting emotional watching Prince William marry Kate? Cannot believe it's ten years this year!" one viewer also commented, along with a crying face emoji (same!).

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Plenty of people clearly enjoyed learning about behind-the-scenes details of the grand event too, including the fact that the royal wedding cake baker, Fiona Cairns, revealed she'd made a cake so large that a door had to be taken off of its hinges in order for the triumphant creator to pass through. Quite the achievement if you ask us!

Anybody else still in utter disbelief that William and Kate's wedding was almost an entire decade ago?

The Day Will and Kate Got Married is available to watch on ITV Hub now

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