Royal Wedding: William and Kate are married


Friends, family, foreign dignitaries and a handful of celebrities were among the 1900 guests invited to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, including Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John and David Furnish, Guy Ritchie, and Joss Stone.

Tens of thousands of dedicated monarchists stood outside Westminster Abbey to catch a glimpse of the proceedings as Catherine, the future Queen of England, arrived wearing a stunning Alexander McQueen V-neck gown composed of French Chantilly lace and English Cluny lace with a long-sleeved overlay designed by McQueen creative director Sarah Burton.

She entered through the West Door with her father Michael Middleton, then gracefully walked up the aisle to the tune of the soaring choral masterpiece I Was Glad from Psalm 122, sung by the renowned Choir of Westminster Abbey. Mr. Middleton handed his daughter over to a smiling Prince William, who stood waiting from his position by the High Altar alongside his best man, younger brother Prince Harry. The Archbishop of Canterbury married the couple while the Bishop of London gave the address, and the Dean of Westminster conducted the solemn service.

Afterwards, the royal couple was taken to Buckingham Palace by horse-drawn carriage, where they joined the other royals on the balcony at approximately 1:25 p.m. London time. While the crowd chanted, “Kiss! Kiss!” the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a shy public kiss in front of thousands. A few minutes later, they kissed again, this time less shyly as the crowd roared in approval.

The newlyweds and their guests then went inside to enjoy a lunchtime buffet hosted by the Queen, which will be followed by a private evening reception at Buckingham Palace for 300 guests. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. Germain • April 29, 2011 @ 10:47 AM

    Stay tuned for the Royal divorce.

  2. SH • April 29, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

    HAHA I absolutely love little girl in the picture where they are kissing. Hands on her ears with the grumpiest look on her face, talk about priceless expression!

  3. Linda • April 29, 2011 @ 2:33 PM

    It was a beautiful ceremony….nice to have something happy happen. Germain, you are very cynical.

  4. Germain • April 29, 2011 @ 6:17 PM

    Linda, the best way to predict the future is to look at the past.

  5. Red • April 29, 2011 @ 7:30 PM

    They broke up once in such a long stretch of being together. How does that lead to a divorce in the “future”?? I don’t think anybody deserves ill wishes on their wedding day, regardless of what you think the past “predicts”.

    I wish them all the best, it was a beautiful wedding.

  6. OSCAR MAN • May 1, 2011 @ 10:10 AM

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! 🙂

  7. OSCAR MAN • May 1, 2011 @ 10:12 AM

    MEMORABLE!!! 🙂

  8. OSCAR MAN • May 1, 2011 @ 10:12 AM

    ROYAL WEDDING!!=LOVELY!!!=MEMORABLE!!! 🙂 WOW!!! 🙂

  9. OSCAR MAN • May 1, 2011 @ 10:13 AM

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂

  10. Victoria • May 1, 2011 @ 3:35 PM

    I think that it is a sad state of affairs in society that people forget when a couple gets married they are in love and regardless of the possible problems in the future on that day it is all about spending the rest of your lives together. I know that when I was married I never imagined that one day my husband might leave… I meant my vows and even now we remain separated not divorced and I believe that is because of the sanctitity of marriage.William and Kate deserve some privacy and unless you are wishing them well then why bother commenting at all? Do you think they really care? I doubt it, but, should they see this comment I would like to say “Best Wishes and much happiness in your life together”.

  11. Jo-Anne • May 1, 2011 @ 7:11 PM

    William and Kate deserve some privacy???????
    LIKE THAT’S EVER GOING TO HAPPEN.
    Be realistic. They rank amongst the most sought after couples in the media and will remain so forever.

    why bother commenting????
    Because that’s EXACTLY what this site is set up for…

  12. Germain • May 2, 2011 @ 10:08 AM

    HAHA!! It’s funny how a simple joke make people go all serious and honnorable. I doubt any jokes I say on this website will have any ill effect on the Royals.

    Victoria, get over it, it’s just another couple getting married, regardless if their Royals or not. When you say “do you really think they really care?” No they don’t, I doubt they read your wishes either.

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