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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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