Prince William & Duchess Kate Are Married At Last

Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, have been married at Westminster Abbey in London.

Around a million spectators watched the royal procession on the streets of London and some had camped out for days for the best viewing spots.

Out of the 1,900 guests at the Abbey, 1,000 were friends and family, who were given some of the best seats in the house. The others included overseas royals, politicians, military personnel and representatives of various faiths and charities

After the service, the newly-weds traveled in an open-topped carriage for the 15-minute journey from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, past London landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Horse Guards Parade

There were 5,000 police officers and more than 1,000 military personnel on duty, with musicians and extra 900 more police officers lined along the procession route.

Thousands of street parties were held around the UK, and big screens were put up in many towns and cities. About two square miles of central London were closed to traffic.

A yellow RAF Sea King rescue helicopter flew over The Mall as the couple drove to Clarence House. It was a surprise for the groom, a search and rescue helicopter pilot

Prince William has driven his newly titled bride the Duchess of Cambridge from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House in a car festooned with balloons and L-plates.

The convertible Aston Martin, which belongs to Prince Charles, had been decorated with red, white and blue ribbons and bore a number plate reading JUST WED.

The couple, leaving the palace after their buffet wedding reception for 650 people hosted by the Queen, were followed by some of the prince’s RAF colleagues in a Sea King helicopter

Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton have appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

The newlyweds shared a public kiss as thousands of people watched and cheered. The bride and groom were joined on the balcony with the Queen and the rest of the royal wedding party, including the bride’s family, bridesmaids and pageboys.

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