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									Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (William Arthur Philip Louis) is the elder son of the Prince and
Princess of Wales, Charles and Diana. He is second in the line of succession, behind his father, to the
thrones of sixteen independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United
Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New
Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and
Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Prince William married Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
Hours prior to his wedding, Prince William was created Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron
Carrickfergus.

Catherine, made Duchess of Cambridge by wedding William is also the current holder of the titles
Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus.
                      Wedding Guests




Carole Middleton,      Anne, Princess Royal   Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
mother of the bride       William’s aunt         William’s step-mother
  Prime Minister David Cameron and Samantha
''We're quite a reserved lot, the British, but when   Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, daughters of Prince
         we go for it, we really go for it''             Andrew and Sarah, Duke and Duchess of York.
Elton John and partner, David Furnish     Soccer player, David Bechham and wife Victoria
                                        (former Spice Girl, dubbed Posh Spice, née Adams)
Sweden Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel   Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
Guests of the royal wedding topped off their looks with
over-the-top fascinators created by Philip Treacy.

     Victoria Beckham, 37,
     Princesses Beatrice 22
     Zara Phillips, 29,
     Princess Eugenie 21




     Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s wife
           Miriam Gonzalez Durantez
                   Sophie, Countess of Wessex




Sophie Winkleman                                Camilla’s daughter Laura
Reverend John Hall,
   the Dean of
 Westminster gave
Her Royal Majesty,
Queen Elizabeth ll,
a warm welcome to
Westminster Abbey.
The Queen appeared
relaxed and happy as
she and Prince Philip
  awaited the bride.
Bridesmaid – Pippa Middleton (sister of the bride)
Flower Girls
•     Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of Prince
      Edward and Sophie (age 7 and the Queen's
      youngest granddaughter
•     Grace Van Cutsems, daughter of friends
•     Eliza Lopes, granddaughter of Camilla, the
      Duchess of Cornwall 's
•     Margarita, Viscount Linley's daughter – the
      Viscount is a 2nd cousing to the Prince (8 yrs.)
Page Boys:
Billy Lowther-Pinkerton (age 10, secretary’s son)
Tom Pettifer (age 8, Willian’s godson)
While the brothers patiently waited
at the altar, Harry couldn’t resist
peeking at his future sister-in-law.

He whispered to Wills ……
“Wait ‘til you see her !!!
Here comes the bride
   ''We're supposed to have just a
 small family affair'' - Prince William
  jokes at the altar with the bride's
      father Michael Middleton.




For his wedding, Prince William was
dressed in the scarlet red uniform of
Colonel of the Irish Guards. He wore
only one decoration, the Queen’s
Golden Jubilee medal to mark the
50th anniversary of her reign.

His choice of uniform was welcomed
as a tribute to a battalion that has
recently returned from an arduous
tour in Afghanistan.

It may also reflect the Royal family’s
wish to demonstrate the
strengthening of ties between
London and Dublin ahead of the
Queen’s historic state visit to Ireland
next month.
Who gives this woman?
 Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury and
head of the Church of England conducted the service.
Outside the Abbey the
throngs were watching
the ceremony on huge
       screens.

     They joined the
congregation in singing
 the hymns Jerusalem,
Guide Me O Thou Great
Redeemer, Lords Divine
  - All Loves Excelling.
The wedding ceremony was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family
members and heads of state.
With this ring, I thee wed
Pausing to show respect to Her Royal Majesty
The sky-cams picked
   up everything




   Sharing the magic,
  the newlyweds take
   a private moment.
Leaving the Abby, the
newlyweds were greeted
by such cheering and
applause, they could
barely hear the wedding
chimes.

The Westminster bells
played for 3 hours.
Queen’s Guard
The Duke and Duchess
 of Cambridge riding to
Buckingham Palace in a
   1902 State Landau
A beaming Kate told William: "I'm so happy." He replied: "Good."
The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, followed in the Scottish State Coach.
Next, the Australian State Coach with the bride’s parents, Michael and Carole
Middleton, and Charles and Camilla, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall
Over a million well-wishers from around the world flocked to London to witness the spectacle.
       Mother of the Bride                          Mother of the Groom
Designer Vera Wang described Carole        The Queen looked resplendent in a Primrose
   Middleton’s pale-blue dress and          yellow dress, with hand-sewn seams at the
jacket as “safe, elegant, and subtle. I    neck, in the shape of sunrays. Over this, she
  agree, it was a lovely, understated      wore a matching coat. Her hat was crepe with
      dress. I was impressed.”            handmade silk roses. Her diamond brooch was
                                                 Queen Mary's True Lovers Knot.
Adoring Crowds
Prince Harry and bridesmaid Lady Louise Windsor shared a carriage
 after the ceremony as the family returned to Buckingham Palace.
Security on The Mall
Band of the Coldstream Guards
 Arriving at
Buckingham
  Palace
A world of Media under the green cover and all over the Queen Victoria Memorial
Leading the masses to the Palace to view the Kiss
Well-wishers approach the forecourt
The police safely escort the masses into Queen Victoria Square
Wills and Kate sealed their
marriage with a kiss on the
Buckingham Palace
balcony, but then, urged on
by a cheering 500,000-
strong crowd watching
from The Mall, they did it
again after the groom told
his bride: "One more kiss?
Go on, come here!"

The first kiss was a quick,
bashful peck, but the
SECOND was longer,
deeper and more tender.
The double embrace was
seen by an estimated
2-Billion people on the telly.

It was the highlight of a
happy and glorious day.
Smiling broadly, our 85-year-old monarch said to the Crown Equerry, "It (the wedding) was amazing."
                                                                Battle of Britain memorial flight
                                                                     Royal Air Force salute




   The newlyweds waved again before a roar from above
signaled the flypast by a Lancaster bomber, a Spitfire and a
 Hurricane. Seconds later, four fighter jets flew over in the
 shape of a diamond. At that moment, the clouds that had
   covered London since dawn briefly broke to allow the
        incredible scene to be bathed in sunshine.
The Queen officially hosted the lunchtime Champagne Reception for about a third of the guests
invited to Westminster Abbey - 650 of the 1900. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greeted
guests, who were treated to Pol Roger champagne, an array of canapes and a choice of two cakes.
Among the guests were family and friends as well as politicians both from the UK and abroad:
David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband and the prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand.
   Designed by Fiona Cairn, the 8
layered cake had 900 flowers and
  leaves of 17 different varieties,
    including daisies to represent
  innocence and lavender for luck.
It took 5 weeks to make and has a
 garland design around the middle
      matching the architectural
 garlands that adorn the ceiling of
 the Picture Gallery in Buckingham
Palace. To whoops and cheers from
friends and family, it was cut with
         a ceremonial sword.
 McVitie’s Cake Company
   was honoured with a
special request from Prince
    William to create a
chocolate biscuit cake from
  a Royal Family recipe.
When the Champagne Reception and
  Dad’s Aston Martin
Kiss on the Balcony ended, the
newlyweds left Buckingham Palace
for Clarence House in Dad’s classic
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Volante.
Charles mother, Queen Elizabeth,
gave it to him on his 21st birthday.

In an effort to be environmentally
conscious, Prince Charles converted
his beloved car into a hybrid that
runs on surplus English wine.
Note the license for this occasion.
The evening reception and dance included only those
in William and Kate’s true inner circle - 300 of their
most trusted friends and family.

All spent the remainder of the afternoon resting in their
homes or London hotels, beforing changing into
evening wear and returning to the Palace.

Prince Charles hosted the party. The Queen and
Prince Phillip chose to not attend the evening
festivities. Guests arrived through a candle-lit walkway
in the Palace courtyard, where bagpipers welcomed
them.

The Palace’s Ballroom, like the Abbey were decorated
with white flowers and candles. Each table was
named after a place that was special to Wills and Kate
i.e. “St Andrews” after the Scottish university where
the couple began their romance.

As everyone present at dinner was deemed “equally
important” to the couple, the tables were a mix of
Royals, family members and friends of the couple.
Dinner consisted of seafood appetizers and lamb
entrée (done three ways), then treated to a trio of
mini-puddings of trifle, chocolate fondant and
homemade ice-cream in brandy-snap baskets.
 Catherine chose a strapless white satin gazar evening gown with a circle skirt and diamanté embroidered
detail around the waist. It was topped with an angora bolero cardigan. The Duchess of Cornwall wore a light
blue hand-embroidered high-collared floor length Anna Valentine dress. Pippa Middleton had changed from
her demure white bridesmaid’s dress into an eyecatching floor-length emerald dress, trimmed with a flash of
 diamante. The mother-of-the-bride had donned a black capped-sleeve dress, cut low at the front and back,
                            with a tiered skirt; her hair was now elegantly pinned up.
                            After the speeches, everyone moved to the Throne
                            Room, which had been transformed into “a
                            massive nightclub”.

                            The guests danced to live music and DJs.
                            At 2 a.m. waiters served bacon sandwiches.
                            The official “last dance” of the evening was ‘She
                            Loves You’ by The Beatles.

                            It was followed by a spectacular fireworks display
                            in the Palace Garden as the couple were driven
                            away (albeit just around the corner as they spent
                            their first night at Buckingham Palace).




Earl Spencer’s daughters
• Lady Amelia (18)
• Lady Eliza (18, a twin)
• Lady Kitty (20)
Princess Diana’s nieces
Reminiscent of Grace Kelly’s 1956 wedding dress and bouquet – simple and elegant.
1.   Something ‘old’ was the traditional
     Carrickmacross lace-making craftsmanship
     that created the bridal gown.

2.   Something ‘new’ were the bride’s diamond-
     set stylized oak leaf and acorn earrings.
     They were a gift from her parents, inspired
     by the new Middleton family coat of arms,
     which includes acorns and oak leaves.

3.   Something ‘borrowed’ – the “halo” tiara lent
     to Kate by the Queen was made by Cartier
     in 1936. It was handed down to the Queen,
     then Princess Elizabeth, by her mother on
     her 18th birthday in 1944.

4.   Something ‘blue’ was a blue ribbon sewn
     inside the dress.
     An avenue of 8 trees graced
  Westminster Abbey for the wedding.
   There were 6 - 20 ft. English Field
 Maples and 2 Hornbeams, borrowed,
from Prince Charles' estate, Highgrove.

The Royal couple commissioned Shane
   Connolly to supply only seasonal,
   organic British flowers. They also
 requested as many growing plants as
possible be used, rather than cut ones.

 The Queen gave them carte blanche to
take flowers from her enormous garden
   at Windsor Great Park. Apparently
  30,000 flowers were used. The Abbey
looked luxurious with white flowers and
  loads of fresh greenery. The smell of
 jasmine and lilac offered a reminder of
       an English country garden,
Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge,
paid an allusion to her new husband Prince
William by including "sweet William" flowers in
her bridal bouquet.

The bouquet, as royal tradition dictates, also
included a sprig from a myrtle bush planted by
Queen Victoria on the Isle of Wight in 1845.
Other flowers in the bouquet included hyacinth,
lily-of-the- valley and ivy.

It was designed by Shane Connolly, the florist
also responsible for decorating the wedding
venue Westminster Abbey with eight English
maple trees.

The symbolism of the flowers used at the royal
wedding has been much commented on:
• Sweet William means gallantry
• Lily-of-the-valley happiness
• Hyacinth constancy of love
• Ivy signifies fidelity
•Myrtle signifies true love and joy
There were 55,000 street parties registered in United Kingdom.
             This one is in Hove, near Brighton.
Imposters watching the Royal Wedding in Gulf emirate of Dubai
At Lego Windsor, Justin Ramsden made a likeness of Wills and Kate
Getting in the spirit of the Royal Wedding, these ‘brides’ cavorted in Hyde Park.
                          “in case Wills changes his mind!!”
Red Hats couldn’t miss an occasion like this !!!
Royalists were in their glory !!!!
The infamous Pearlies turned out to celebrate
Street Party Mona Showground, Clifford
God Save the Queen

								
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