It appears that not only were Kate and Williams nuptuals the celebration of the year but they have also inspired numerous young couples to get hitched, caught up in the spirit of things....
Romantic Dean Nicholls, 26, proposed on one knee to his girlfriend of three years, Lauren Green, at the Queen’s official London residence, which currently boasts an exhibition devoted to William and Kate’s wedding.
'I had always wanted to go there. The Palace symbolises all that is English, for me. Lauren shares the same interest so I thought it was an ideal place and opportunity to propose' revealed Dean.
‘I think the time was right and with the Royal Wedding and our Buckingham Palace tour it seemed to fit in nicely. I had been thinking about proposing for a few months.’
Buckingham Palace’s Visitor Manager Richard Knowles, said: ‘We were delighted that the gentleman chose to propose during a visit to Buckingham Palace. This is particularly special in the year of the Royal Wedding and with The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress here on display.’
The perfect location: Thousands of people crowded outside Buckingham Palace on the 29th April this year to get a glimpse of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton
Just days before the Buckingham palace proposal, another mystery couple got engaged on top of Windsor Castle’s newly-opened round tower. The love birds, known only as ‘Brad and Natalie’, who are believed to be Australian, prompted cheers from other tourists with their proposal.
News of the romantic encounter was Tweeted by Buckingham Palace. It read: ‘The first proposal at the top of Windsor Castle’s Round Tower. She said yes!’Castle sources said the couple were part of a guided tour in the tower, which has just opened to the public for the first time in 800 years.
The man was said to be ‘overcome’ by the stunning views of the Windsor skyline from 215 feet above the River Thames. Standing on the upper parapet in pouring rain, he dropped to his knee and presented his intended with a ring.
The scenic view from the top of the Round Tower at Windsor Castle, looking down towards Peascod Street and the town centre.