A 21 Gun Salute was fired in honour of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. 12:15pm on 29th April 2011, at Fort Amherst in Kent.
Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent, fired a 21 Gun salute to honour the newly weds Prince William and Catherine 'Kate' Middleton. The guns fired at 12:15pm as the royal ceremony concluded, and the future king and his new wife left Westminster Abbey.
The event was attended by local dignitaries and VIPs including the Mayor and mayoress of Medway.
A traditional marching band and bagpipers entertained the crowd.
The Royal wedding was also screened in the Fort Amherst cafe prior to the salute.
Fort Amherst is one of only two venues in the country to have been given permission to fire a 21 gun salute with live Cannons. The salute was fired from the aptly named, Prince William saluting battery, which has not been used for over 100 years and has been restored by Fort Amherst and the Royal Engineers specifically for this occasion.
The salute was fired using 5 'black powder' cannons, on gun carriages by re-enactors from the Napoleonic Association.