2011 in review: news

2011 was definitely an eventful year. So many things happened that it’s impossible to list them all but here’s a reminder of some of our top stories.

Personal: The event that affected me the most personally was also one of the first of the year – the floods in Queensland, Australia. Fortunately the death toll stayed low, making us much luckier than those in Brazil and South East Asia, who also suffered from devastating floods this year.

Fairy Tale: We couldn’t forget the royal wedding of Catherine Middleton to Prince William, which took place in April. Crowds lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of the new princess in her gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown.

Wedding Belles: Ms Middleton wasn’t the only bride to walk down the aisle this year. In April, Reese Witherspoon married Jim Toth in a dress she could’ve borrowed from her Legally Blonde character Elle Woods. Then in July, Kate Moss married Jamie Hinze in John Galliano and the same weekend, Prince Albert of Monaco married South African Charlene Wittstock.

Princess Rights: In October, Britain continued its big year for the royal family announcing it had changed its outdated succession laws to allow royal sons and daughters equal rights to the throne.

Baby: In July, Victoria and David Beckham welcomed their first daughter, Harper Seven. The post about the birth was the most popular post on The Dernier Cri this year.

Anniversary: In September, New York remembered 9/11 ten years on with a tribute in light.

Death: Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor passed away in March. Seven months later, Apple founder and visionary Steve Jobs finally lost his battle with cancer. Both are missed.

For a wrap up of all the year’s top stories (including those that we didn’t discuss on this blog), check out Google’s Zeitgeist below.

What were your top news stories in 2011?

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