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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Royal wedding pictures: Kate Middleton and Prince William marriage

Sadie Lancaster, aged four, (left) and her friend Florence Day, aged five, during a street party held in Castleton, North Yorkshire, to celebrate the royal wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
Jamie Cotterill has his face painted during a street party held in Castleton, North Yorkshire, to celebrate the royal wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Thousands cheered as Prince William and Kate Middleton kissed twice on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding service in Westminster Abbey.

The bride and groom appeared with their families to acknowledge the thousands of well-wishers crowded along The Mall.

They exchanged a kiss to roars of approval.

Then, as an RAF flypast swept towards the palace, the couple kissed again,.

William and Kate were proclaimed "man and wife" at a historic ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

The future king and his beautiful bride, who will now one day be Queen, pledged their love for one another in the ancient surrounds, watched by millions across the globe.

In a stunning ivory gown with lace applique floral detail designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, Kate walked up the red carpeted aisle a commoner.

With her new husband at her side and a ring on her finger, the former Miss Middleton left the abbey as HRH the Duchess of Cambridge - William was made a duke by the Queen this morning.

A congregation of 1,900 and up to two billion people saw their vows, as they were beamed live around world.

In the presence of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Kate's parents Carole and Michael Middleton and other guests in the abbey, William placed Kate's simple gold wedding band on her finger.

After stepping outside at the Great West Door, they joined a carriage procession of magnificent pomp and splendour and headed back to the Palace following the ceremony, ready to watch the traditional flypast from the balcony.

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