Friday, April 29, 2011

Prince William, Kate Middleton Are Married

A star was born and a happy couple was married at Westminster Abbey Friday morning when a poised, elegant Kate Middleton exchanged vows with a handsome Prince William in a formal -- yet personal ceremony in front of the 1,900 invited guests and millions watching around the world. The bride looked regal in a lace-embellished wedding gown by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. With its fitted bodice and clean lines, the dress resembled the classic look worn by Grace Kelly in 1956 when she wed Prince Rainier of Monaco. Kate’s accessories included a halo tiara made by Cartier in 1936 and small drop earrings. Prince William wore the red uniform of Irish Guards. When it came time for Kate to say her vows, she dropped the word "obey"...instead promising to love, comfort, and honor William. After the ceremony, crowds roared as an open carriage carried the newlyweds to Buckingham palace to celebrate where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (their official titles given to them by the Queen) gave the fans one last moment to treasure -- the official kiss.

Pippa Middleton, Kate's sister and maid of honor, turned the mudda out!

And then there was Princess Beatrice (daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson) and The. Hat.

[Sidebar: The girl in the blue is Princess Eugenie, who's the Queen's granddaughter.]

Finally, William drove out of Buckingham Palace with his new wife at his side in a Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII with the number plate "JUST WED". The Seychelles blue convertible is the same car William's father Prince Charles drove Princess Diana in when they were married in 1982.

Update: For her wedding night party at Buckingham Palace, Kate changed into another Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown.

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