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Prince William and his new wife have been cheered by thousands of people crowding the way and waving flags as they travelled to Buckingham Palace in an open-topped carriage.
Prince William was married today in red – wearing the famous tunic of an Irish Guards officer rather than his RAF uniform, looked overjoyed and smiled broadly as he and his new wife, Catherine were driven away in the open-topped State Laundau, followed by scarlet-clad troops on horseback.
The Prince married his university sweetheart Kate Middleton in the emotional and get traditionally British ceremony in which the couple promised to love, comfort, honour and keep one another.
In the 1000 year old Westminster Abbey, the congregation sang Jerusalem, one of the nation’s best-loved hymns, they were joined by thousands of voices from the well-wishers gathered outside on London’s streets.
There was a soft ripple of laughter at the intense moment of the vows as the Prince struggled slightly to slip the wedding band on his wife’s finger.
The bride looked stunning in her dress designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, featuring lace applique full-length sleeves and floral detail.
Miss Middleton looked nervous yet thrilled as she walked down the aisle on her father’s arm, but her Prince told her as she reached the alter, “You look beautiful.”
The Queen, in primrose yellow, and the Duke of Edinburgh, looked calm as they watched the momentous occasion and her grandsons William and Harry were both immaculately dressed in full regimental uniform.
Pippa Middleton, who as maid of honour carried her sister’s train, wore a slim-fitting cowl-neck ivory dress also from by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
They were named man and wife by the Archbishop of Canterbury.