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The 'greatest and grandest' royal wedding video
Prince William and Kate Middleton officially tie the knot in a ceremony cheered by hundreds of thousands in London and millions more around the world
Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, share a kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace Friday.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, share a kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace Friday.
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he video: At long last, Prince William and Kate Middleton are husband and wife. The royal couple took their wedding vows — in which Middleton did not promise to "obey" William — in London's Westminster Abbey, in front of 1,900 guests. (Watch video below.) "We're supposed to have just a small family affair," William joked to his father-in-law, according to BBC News. Middleton wore an ivory gown designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. The ceremony, performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, went smoothly, though the prince did struggle to put the wedding ring on Middleton's finger. The married couple has been given the titles the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The reaction: "They came, they stunned, they said 'I will!'" says the staff of US Magazine. "Kate looked nervous and at several points appeared slightly choked with emotion," say Tom Chivers and Nick Collins in The Telegraph. But her smile "lit up TV screens around the world," says Gregory Katz of the Associated Press. There's little question that this is the "greatest and grandest" royal affair since Charles and Diana's wedding, says Alison Schwartz in People. Watch a clip from the ceremony:

 

 

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