пятница, 29 апреля 2011 г.

107. People of England: Prince William and Catherine Middleton

The wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton seems to have magnetized people from all over the world. Millions of people have been "glued" to their TV screens to watch the beautiful royal wedding.

Prince William was born on June 21, 1982, the elder son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. He received his education in four schools of the UK and completed his degree at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Following his mother's example William was involved into a variety of charities, raising awareness of AIDS/HIV, working with inner-city disadvantaged groups, granting patronage to a charity that assists the homeless people. He also made his contribution by working with the less-fortunate children in Africa and raising funds for a number of social and environmental causes in the country and overseas. William has participated in fund-raising events playing polo and football, and both he and his brother share a passion for riding motorbikes and following foxhounds on their hunts.

William met Catherine Middleton at the University of St. Andrews and they started dating in 2003. Even though their relationship was in peril at some point they were able to overcome their problems. In 2010 an announcement was made regarding their engagement. Prince William and Kate Middleton were married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The Archbishop of Canterbury officiated their ceremony. Listen to his talk on the meaning and mystery of marriage and complete the assignments below.