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 Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall William’s step-mother Carole Middleton, mother of the bride Anne, Princess Royal William’s aunt
Prime Minister David Cameron and Samantha ''We're quite a reserved lot, the British, but when we go for it, we really go for it'' Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duke and Duchess of York.
Soccer player, David Bechham and wife Victoria (former Spice Girl, dubbed Posh Spice, née Adams) Elton John and partner, David Furnish
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson Sweden Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel
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 Camilla’s daughter Laura Sophie Winkleman
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 !!!
''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.
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.
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.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge riding to Buckingham Palace in a 1902 State Landau
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 Designer Vera Wang described Carole Middleton’s pale-blue dress and jacket as “safe, elegant, and subtle. I agree, it was a lovely, understated dress. I was impressed.” Mother of the Groom The Queen looked resplendent in a Primrose yellow dress, with hand-sewn seams at the neck, in the shape of sunrays. Over this, she wore a matching coat. Her hat was crepe with handmade silk roses. Her diamond brooch was Queen Mary's True Lovers Knot.
Prince Harry and bridesmaid Lady Louise Windsor shared a carriage after the ceremony as the family returned to Buckingham Palace.
A world of Media under the green cover and all over the Queen Victoria Memorial