5. Four Generations of Monarchs
The world will have to wait until Thursday to see the official photos from the ceremony. One of the pictures is expected to show the queen and three future monarchs: Charles, William and George. This hasn't happened since 1894, at the christening of the baby who would become Edward VIII, who was pictured with his father, George V, grandfather Edward VII and great grandmother, Queen Victoria. Will and Kate have chosen celebrity portrait photographer Jason Bell to take today's official pictures. The young Brit is known for his images of Paul McCartney, Scarlett Johansson, David Beckham and Tom Ford.
6. The Location OK, so it's not Buckingham Palace, but the Chapel Royal in St. James' Palace is steeped in royal history. Here's a glance at some of the historical events that have taken place there:
Diana's coffin lay before her funeral so that her family could pay their last respects (1997). Kate was confirmed into the Church ahead of her marriage (2011). Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were married (1840). King George V and Queen Mary were married (1893). Elizabeth I prayed as the Spanish Armada threatened. Charles I received communion before his execution (1649) Mary I's heart is buried under the floor.