A Peek Inside the Gorgeous Venue
People come from all over the world to visit Westminster Abbey. It'll be a real treat for the rest of us to enjoy a glimpse inside the historic site when the ceremony is aired, without having to spend a penny or have a passport stamped.
Built more than 1,000 years ago, the church has been the site of 38 consecutive coronations since William the Conqueror was officially crowned King of England way back in 1066. Prince William and Kate chose the ceremony venue for its rich history and "staggering beauty." And it really is beautiful: The Gothic structure is packed with items of historic significance, including paintings, stained glass windows, manuscripts, books and other major artifacts. For the prince, it's also a sentimental site; it's where his mother's funeral was held in 1997.