Carl Edwards takes a look back at last Friday’s royal wedding and how Wales celebrated the occasion.
“Oh Wow!” The words of the new Duchess of Cambridge as she stepped out on to the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Her exclamation was surely repeated by millions of people watching around the world on Friday.
It might sound a bit cliché but it really was an historic day.
Aside from the spectacular scenes in London the Royal wedding seemed to unite people in a way we don’t often see these days.
Even people who weren’t bothered about the wedding surely appreciate the positive impact it had in towns and villages across the country.
I presented an outside broadcast on the day from a street party in Tonyrefail and was really taken aback by the wonderful atmosphere.
Everyone was incredibly happy and not just because they’d been at the Pimms! There was a real feeling of community spirit.
The street was free of cars and children were running round while their parents chatted to neighbours. Music was playing and there were vast quantities of food spread out on tables with balloons and bunting wherever you looked.
When I was doing my live I could hardly hear the countdown in my earpiece as the crowds were cheering so loudly. My thanks to the residents for such a warm welcome. All very uplifting.
Now that the parties are over and the streets are once again filled with cars, life goes on. But for the Royal newlyweds it may be some time before things settle down.
They treasure the increased privacy they get living on Anglesey because of a proud and protective local community.
Despite their ‘Wow wedding’ they’ll be hoping that privacy continues when they return to ‘normal’ life in Wales.