Welwyn Garden City couple celebrate anniversary on Royal Wedding day

APRIL 29, 2011, will go down as one of the greatest days for this nation since the turn of the Millennium.

Scenes of jubilation could be seen across the UK as Prince William and Kate Middleton finally tied the knot.

However, the celebrations were extra special in one WGC home – where the date held an especially significant meaning.

For Jean and Mick Baylis were marking their 44th anniversary.

The couple, who ran Boons Art Shop in the Howard Centre for many years, invited their closest friends around to their Rooks Hill, Royal Wedding- adorned home, for the double celebration.


You may also want to watch:


Starting at 10am, festivities continued throughout the day, with a special breakfast and lunch, which included a home baked wedding cake.

Mum-of-two Jean, who moved to WGC with Mick 40 years ago, told the WHT the secret to the length of their marriage was a “good sense of humour”.

Most Read

Let’s hope we can say the same for the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 40-odd years time!

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter