New Will and Kate wedding documentary divides fan opinion

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

Royal fans were left divided in their opinion of a new documentary celebrating Prince William and Kate Middleton's 10-year wedding anniversary.

Titled The Day Will and Kate Got Married, the ITV doco looks back at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's courtship, engagement and their famous nuptials that took place on April 29, 2011.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (wearing his red tunic uniform of the Irish Guards, of which he is Colonel) travel down The Mall, on route to Buckingham Palace, in the 1902 State Landau horse drawn carriage following their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England
A new doco about Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 wedding has divided fan opinion. Photo: Getty Images.

'Disappointed and annoyed'

After it went to air in the UK on Wednesday night, viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the one-hour trip down memory lane.

Many found themselves disappointed with what they saw as 'biased commentary' against Kate who was portrayed as a middle-class social climber who plotted and planned to steal the heart of Britain's future king.

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"Really disappointed and annoyed by this documentary and how they portray Catherine," tweeted one unhappy viewer.

They went on to argue that the first part of the program implied that the Art History graduate rejected her offer from the University of Edinburgh to attend St Andrew’s with William on purpose.

They also took issue with the doco's suggestion that Kate's infamous uni fashion show was orchestrated to seduce the prince and that when the pair broke up briefly in 2007, Kate did whatever she could to get him back.

Photo: Twitter.
Photo: Twitter.
Photo: Twitter.
Photo: Twitter.
Photo: Twitter.
Photo: Twitter.

'Ruined' by Megxit mention

Others took issue with the decision to reference former royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, with one viewer saying the Megxit inclusion 'spoiled' the entire program.

"It wasn’t a feel-good documentary," they tweeted. "Should have focused on the wedding and 10 years on with their three kids. They didn’t have to put Harry and Meghan in as that spoils it especially with what is happening at the moment."

Another added: "A perfectly lovely program ruined by the last little dig by mentioning Harry and Meghan. Totally unnecessary, the program wasn’t about them."

A third deemed it a 'terrible documentary' for this very reason and pointed out that ITV producers had a wealth of wedding coverage to choose from instead.

Photo: Twitter.
Photo: Twitter.

On the other hand, the doco also stirred up a lot of love and fond memories of Kate and Wills' big day.

"Anyone else getting emotional watching Prince William marry Kate? Loudly crying face cannot believe its ten years this year!" tweeted one viewer.

Others enjoyed reminiscing on the duchess' 'stunning' bridal gown by Alexander McQueen and the way that she invited the postman, butcher and local publican from her village to the Westminster Abbey ceremony.

"Awww I remember this day so well!" tweeted a fan. "I went for a driving lesson with my dad first thing and then came home and watched the wedding with the family!"

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