Friday, 29 April 2011

Royal Wedding: All the Details.

It's official: The "Wedding of the Century" lived up to all its anticipated tradition, romance and extravagance. Prince William and Kate Middleton wed at Westminster Abbey on Friday at 11 AM in front of 1,900 guests including royal members, dignitaries, socialites and government officials -- as well as celebs like David and Victoria Beckham.
Prince William seemed much at ease, as he chatted with guests before his wife-to-be walked into the historic church. After stepping out of a vintage Rolls Royce, Kate made the 4-minute walk down the aisle in a V-neck lace, A-line gown designed by Sarah Burton, the head designer for the late Alexander McQueen.

The beautiful bride wore her hair in simple curls below a long sheer veil, a small 1936 Cartier diamond encrusted crown with a modest 8-foot train trailing behind her. It definitely wasn't the late Princess Diana's dress, which was made of 40 yards of taffeta with a 25-foot train!

Kate held a simple flower bouquet with a sprig of myrtle from Queen Victoria's wedding bush, and William slowly placed an heirloom wedding band made from Welsh mountains gold on her left hand.

Queen Elizabeth hosted an afternoon hors d'oeuvres fete at Buckingham Palace for 650 guests, where the newlyweds shared their first public kiss on the balcony, followed by a smaller catered dinner hosted by Prince Charles in the evening. The newly-royal-weds will head off to a two-week honeymoon on the Necker Islands, a family friend's privately owned retreat which they will have to themselves.

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