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Royal Wedding 2011

The Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton took place on 29th April 2011. The BBC had extensive coverage in a special programme fronted by Huw Edwards and Sophie Raworth. In addition to this, BBC News had a few days of special coverage fronted by Emily Maitlis, Fiona Bruce, Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams amongst others.

Osama Bin Laden's Death 2011

Billed as a "fairytale weekend", the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden occured just three days after the Royal Wedding. Due to the day being a bank holiday in the United Kingdom, specially extended bulletins were produced on BBC One. Senior presenters; Sophie Raworth, George Alagiah and Emily Maitlis; were called into BBC News to cover the day of special coverage. Additionally an extended Breakfast programme and simulcast news coverage with BBC World News in the afternoon and evening.

Christmas Presentation 2008-2012

An example of the Christmas presentation used by BBC News during its 2008-2012 era. The caps in this section are taken from 2011's Christmas period. The changes made to make the set festive include a virtual tree for the BBC News Channel, and a special Christmas look studio on Breakfast (with a real tree and festive performance area).

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012

As The Queen made a historic 60 year milestone in her reign, BBC News was on location at all the celebrations over the special weekend. A special programme aired on Sunday following the Thames Pageant, fronted by Matt Baker, Sophie Raworth and Huw Edwards. Another special programme on Tuesday was fronted by Huw Edwards and followed the Thanksgiving Service. BBC News had other coverage over the weekend with Simon McCoy, Sian Williams and Emily Maitlis making appearances on location.

The London Olympics 2012

A patriotic Summer continued following The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, with The Olympics. BBC News followed the journey of the games, from the Lighting of the Torch, through to the Closing Ceremony. Ben Brown was the chief presenter during the Olympics, presenting six-days-a-week from the Olympic Studio. Jane Hill, Chris Eakin, Tim Willcox, Annita McVeigh and all BBC One presenters were also live on location or in the Olympic Studio fronting the coverage.

US Presidential Elections 2012

The elections took place on Tuesday 6th November 2012. The results were revealed as the BBC broadcast a special programme on BBC One and BBC News from Washington's studio presented by David Dimbleby and Emily Maitlis. BBC News also held a large amount of coverage with Bill Turnbull, Jane Hill, Jon Sopel, Jeremy Paxman, Katty Kay and Clive Myrie amongst the presenters based in Washington for the news story.

The Death of Baroness Thatcher 2013

On the 8th April 2013, the shock news came in that Baroness Thatcher, Britain's first female Prime Minister died aged 87. Mrs Thatcher had been in failing health for several years but the news still came as a surprise. The BBC News Channel had only moved to Broadcasting House in central London a few weeks previous, but the BBC coped with the coverage very well sending the likes of George Alagiah and Huw Edwards out to Downing Street. There was also an extended Newsnight looking at Thatcher's life.

The Birth of Prince George of Cambridge 2013

On the 23rd July 2013, we received the news the whole world had been waiting for. After nine months the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy. The world's media waited outside the Lindo Wing in London to wait for any news. Among those included Simon McCoy whose coverage of the event really put everything into perspective. Other people involved in the coverage included Annita McVeigh, Joanna Gosling, Jane Hill and Sophie Raworth.

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