With over a thousand years of history, Westminster Abbey has seen many things.
Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day. William the Conqueror was crowned in its hallowed halls in 1066, as was every subsequent monarch.
The funerals of royals and historical icons have also been observed within the church. The funerals of The Queen Mother; Diana, Princess of Wales; Rudyard Kipling, and Sir Winston Churchill are just some of the remembrances that have occurred here.
Many royals throughout the ages have also used the Abbey for splendid weddings. Queen Elizabeth II, as a young princess, took her wedding vows under the ancient vaulted ceilings. Her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were also married there as the Duke and Duchess of York.
Officially known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster, the Abbey will now be the site of another Royal event: Prince William’s wedding to Miss Catherine Middleton. They will carry on the centuries-old tradition of royal matrimony on April 29th, 2011.