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ALTERNATE CROPPrince William and Kate Middleton exchange rings during their wedding service at Westminster Abbey, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Well wishers surge along the Mall behind the police towards Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge 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 Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Maxine Greer, left, and Lisa Williamson attend a street party to celebrate the royal wedding, in East Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, April, 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
A police officer offers his helmet to a guest during a royal wedding party in Downing Street, London, hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, to celebrate the royal wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Mr Cameron and wife Samantha invited 90 guests to Number 10 to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage. Guests included children from local schools and representatives of Age UK and Contact the Elderly, as well as young charity fundraisers. Partygoers ate egg sandwiches and red jelly from paper plates and drank orange squash and bitter lemon from paper cups, and tea poured from stainless steel teapots into white china cups.See PA story WEDDING DowningStreet. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
A girl tries on the helmet of a police officer during a royal wedding party in Downing Street, London, hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, to celebrate the royal wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Mr Cameron and wife Samantha invited 90 guests to Number 10 to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage. Guests included children from local schools and representatives of Age UK and Contact the Elderly, as well as young charity fundraisers. Partygoers ate egg sandwiches and red jelly from paper plates and drank orange squash and bitter lemon from paper cups, and tea poured from stainless steel teapots into white china cups.See PA story WEDDING DowningStreet. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Undated handout photo of ormer homeless woman Shozna (surname not given) after undergoing a complete makeover to attend the royal wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday April 29, 2011. Shozna was given a VIP makeover this morning before she made her way to view the royal nuptials. See PA story WEDDING Homeless. Photo credit should read: Handout/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo of ormer homeless woman Shozna (surname not given) after undergoing a complete makeover to attend the royal wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday April 29, 2011. Shozna was given a VIP makeover this morning before she made her way to view the royal nuptials. See PA story WEDDING Homeless. Photo credit should read: Handout/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Kate Middleton accompanied by her father Michael and sister Pippa arrives at Westminster Abbey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: Tom Pilston/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by the Ministry of Defence of two Tornado GR4s from 41 (R) Squadron, RAF Coningsby (centre) and two Typhoons (centre) from 6 Squadron, RAF Leuchars, during the RAF flypast over Buckingham Palace, London, in celebration of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: Sgt Andy Malthouse ABIPP/MoD/Crown Copyright/PA WireNOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
RETRANSMITTED FOR BETTER QUALITY - BEST QUALITY AVAILABLEPrince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Prince of Wales walks with Prince William followed by the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall, as they leave Clarence House to travel to Buckingham Palace for the evening celebrations following her wedding earlier. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Locals raise a toast 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
Local children enjoy a space hopper race 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: A member of the Household Brigade walks down the Mall after the Wedding of Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Damien Meyer - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Musicians from a Royal Air Force marching band perform on Horse Guards Avenue during the Wedding of Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Damien Meyer - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Suadi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal and Princess Ameerah leave after the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Zara Phillips and her fiance Mike Tindall leave Clarence House for Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Princess Anne, Princess Royal and her husband Timothy Laurence leave Clarence House for Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves Clarence House to travel to Buckingham Palace for the evening celebrations following her wedding to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves Clarence House to travel to Buckingham Palace for the evening celebrations following her wedding to Prince William on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) leaves Clarence House with his father Prince Charles, Prince of Wales to travel to Buckingham Palace for the evening celebrations following his wedding to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: A policeman takes a photograph for tourists on their camera in front of Buckingham palace before the Royal family return from Clarence House on April 29, 2011 in London. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: A wellwisher holds aloft a teddy bar in front of Buckingham palace before the Royal family return from Clarence House on April 29, 2011 in London. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Police clear the area around the Queen Victoria Memorial and Buckinham palace as the Royal family return from Clarence House on April 29, 2011 in London. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave Clarence House for the Evening Celebrations At Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave Buckingham Palace driving a convertible Aston Martin car on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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. on April 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge drive from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House in a vintage Aston Martin on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Max Nash - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Scott Calder celebrates with friends in front of Tea and Sympathy after the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in New York City. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 29: Expatriates gather at a house to celebrate and watch the royal wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on television April 29, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan. They were among the many expatriates who had gatherings today to watch the royal wedding take place in London. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
LONDON - APRIL 29: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after getting married on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 John Stillwell - WPA/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: A well wisher wearing an elaborate hat gathers on the Mall towards Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge 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 Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Members of the horseguards brigade along the processional route to Buckingham Palace before 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 was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Dimitar Dilkoff - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
YARDLEY HASTINGS, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29: Local residents of the village of Yardley Hastings Northamptonshire celebrate the royal wedding with a street party on on April 29, 2011 in Northamptonshire, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
YARDLEY HASTINGS, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29: Local residents of the village of Yardley Hastings Northamptonshire celebrate the royal wedding with a street party on on April 29, 2011 in Northamptonshire, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: The Royal Wedding menu at Tea and Sympathy featured a caricature of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton on the day of their Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011 in New York City. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Ms. Thang, a Pekinese, poses in front of A Salt & Battery, after the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in New York City. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry wait for the arrival of Catherine Middleton in 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 Clara Molden - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge waits for the arrival of Catherine Middleton in 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 Clara Molden - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton 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 was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Clara Molden - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Kathleen Simpson with the engagement ring at the royal wedding celebrations at the Cathedral Youth Club in Londonderry
Residents of the Fountain Estate in Londonderry
Residents of the Fountain Estate in Londonderry
Donna Best dresses for the occasion of the royal wedding at the Cathedral Youth Club in Londonderry
Sisters Chloe and Susan Jones arrive for the Royal Wedding at the Cathedral Youth Club in Londonderry
Grace Curry and Rhonda Porter celebrate the Royal Wedding in Londonderry's Fountain Estate
Residents of the Fountain Estate in Londonderry gathered to celebrate the Royal Wedding
Party in Windmill Avenue, Carrickfergus
Party in Windmill Avenue, Carrickfergus
Party in Windmill Avenue, Carrickfergus
Party in Windmill Avenue, Carrickfergus
Party in Windmill Avenue, Carrickfergus
Melissa Whyte, five, from Carrickfergus, County Antrim, celebrates as Prince William is to become Baron Carrickfergus
Jamie ,8, at the Hillsborough street party
Hillsborough street party organisers with Jeffrey Donaldson and Paul Porter. Photo by Robert Wilkinson
Hillsborough street party. Photo by Robert Wilkinson
Hillsborough street party at Hillsborough Castle. Photo by Robert Wilkinson
Alice Kilpatrick ,7, and mum Gail at the Hillsborough Street Party
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 29-4-2011Seven-year-old Cassidy Williamson's Royal Wedding hat that she made at school especially for the Royal couple's big day and for the Pitt Park street party in East Belfast this afternoon. Thousands of people enjoyed the warmest day of the year at street parties all over Northern Ireland to celebrate the Royal wedding.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton leaves the Goring Hotel to make her way to Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton 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 Joel Ryan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON - APRIL 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William the Duke of Cambridge travel to Buckingham Palace in a 1902 State Landau along the procession route after their wedding in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Luke Macgregor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
LONDON - APRIL 29: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace past crowds of spectators following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Roland Hoskins - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON - APRIL 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge following her marriage to Prince William, Duke of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Fiona Hanson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace after the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband and partner Justine Thornton 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 Paul Hackett - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: In this handout image provided by Crown Copyright, An RAF flypast comprising of two Tornado GR4s from 41 (R) Squadron, RAF Coningsby and two Typhoons from 6 Squadron, RAF Leuchars following a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster from the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) (not pictured) fly towards Buckingham Palace after Prince William and Princess Catherine greeted well-wishers from the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 SAC Neil Chapman/Mandatory Credit MOD/Crown Copyright via Getty Images) This image may be used for current news purposes only. It may not be used, reproduced or transmitted for any other purpose or replicated for commercial gain without first obtaining a copyright licence from the MoD Crown Copyright Unit.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge drive from Buckingham Palace in a vintage Aston Martin on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29: A group of young men from Bolton,Greater Manchester pose for a picture during the Royal Wedding shown on the big screen on April 29, 2011 in Manchester, United Kingdom.The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband (C) with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (R) and Miriam Gonzalez Duantez exit following the marriage of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave Westminster Abbey following their marriage ceremony, on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey.
Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England
Prince William drives himself and his wife Kate as they leave Buckingham Palace for Clarence House. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William drives himself and his wife Kate as they leave Buckingham Palace for Clarence House. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge drive from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House in an old convertible that had "Just Wed" written on its rear licence plate following their wedding on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, wave to the crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greet well-wishers from the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Members of the Household Cavalry mounted regiment travel along the Processional Route to Buckingham Palace, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: Damien Meyer/PA Wire
Prince William and his new wife Kate travel in the 1902 State Landau carriage along the Processional Route to Buckingham Palace, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: Damien Meyer/PA Wire
Pippa Middleton joins the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony between Prince William and his new bride Kate.PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA Story: WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read:John Giles/PA Wire
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
NOTE ALTERNATE CROPPrince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, leave Westminster Abbey, London following their wedding, to make their way to their wedding reception at Buckingham Palace. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate travel down The Mall after being married at Westminster Abbey in central London.PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA Story: WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read:Yui Mok/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29: Members of the public watch the Royal Wedding on the big screen on April 29, 2011 in Manchester, United Kingdom.The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: A spectators celebrates in Hyde Park where big screens have been set up to watch the wedding ceremony on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the marriage of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Sister of the Bride and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton and bridesmaid Margarita Armstrong-Jones ride in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 29th April 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeA mother and daughter in their crown and veils along with families around the country watch the Royal Wedding as Prince William and Catherine Middleton get married at Westminster Abbey.
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 29th April 2011Street Parties held for the Royal Wedding in East Belfast Cregah Estate 5 week old Sebastian Vannon with his t-shirt that reads "Mummys handsome little Prince"©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
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©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 29th April 2011Street Parties held for the Royal Wedding in East Belfast Cregah Estate 5 Year old Courtney Graham©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Guests inside Westminster Abbey, London, before the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Royal supporters wave British Union Jack flags along the processional route on the day of the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton, on April 29, 2011, in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Damien Meyer - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge prepare to begin their journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state.
Prince William his bride Kate leave Westminster Abbey, London, as man and wife after their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Prince William and his new bride Kate walk leave Westminster Abbey, London, following their marriage, followed by Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge prepare to begin their journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge prepare to begin their journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton (R) arrives with her father Michael Middleton (L) at Westminster Abbey ahead of 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 Suzanne Plunkett - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 29: Tokyo expats watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton live on TV in the Hobgoblin British Pub in Shibuya on April 29, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The wedding of Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton will be celebrated at Westminster Abbey in London on April 29, 2011. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 29: Tokyo expats watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton live on TV in the Hobgoblin British Pub in Shibuya on April 29, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The wedding of Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton will be celebrated at Westminster Abbey in London on April 29, 2011. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 29: Tokyo expats watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton live on TV in the Hobgoblin British Pub in Shibuya on April 29, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The wedding of Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton will be celebrated at Westminster Abbey in London on April 29, 2011. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Michael Middleton and Carole Middleton ride in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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)
Sister of the Bride and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton and bridesmaid Margarita Armstrong-Jones make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Princess Beatrice (L) of York and Princess Eugenie of York make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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 Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave the Abbey before making the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave the Abbey before making the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William sings beside his bride Catherine Middleton and her father Michael Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. 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 Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William stands beside his bride Catherine Middleton as her father Michael Middleton helps her with her veil on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. 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 Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: James Middleton, brother of the bride and Carole Middleton, mother of the bride speak to Dean of Westminster John Hall before the wedding at Westminster Abbey ahead of 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 Suzanne Plunkett - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Pageboys and bridemaids arrive 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex arrive 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: The car carrying Catherine Middleton travels to Westminster Abbey for her Royal Wedding to Prince William, 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 Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
YARDLEY HASTINGS, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29 : Residents of Yardley Hastings Vera White, aged 82, and Raymond White, aged 85, and married for 62 years, enjoy a champagne breakfast as they prepare to celebrate the royal wedding on April 29, 2011 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was 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 and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: The top hat of Michael Middleton fallen to the ground as he steps out of the car to attend the Royal Wedding of his daughter Catherine Middleton to Prince William of Wales 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William and Catherine Middleton during their wedding service in Westminster Abbey ahead of 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 Anthony Devlin - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William exchanges rings with his bride Catherine Middleton in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams inside Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. 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 Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William stands deside his bride Catherine Middleton with her father Michael Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. 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 Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton waves as she arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of her wedding with Prince William. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Kate Middleton arrives with her father Michael Middleton to join Prince William and Prince Harry in Westminster Abbey, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Prince William and Kate Middleton with her father Michael Middleton at Westminster Abbey, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Guests stand for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey in London, where Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry later today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Kate Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey for her wedding to Prince William. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton waves as she arrives for 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)
Pippa Middleton
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Sister of the bride and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton holds hands with Grace Van Cutsem and Eliza Lopes as they arrive 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 Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton drives in a car on her way to Westminster Abbey to wed Prince William 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 Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William speaks to his bride, Catherine Middleton as she holds the hand of her father Michael Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. 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 Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Guests stand for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey in London, where Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry later today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Marysia Denyer is pictured during a Royal wedding breakfast at St Salvator's Quadrangle in St Andrews, Scotland, the town in which Prince William and Kate Middleton met. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA Story: WEDDING StAndrews Breakfast. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Laura Wette is pictured during a Royal wedding breakfast at St Salvator's Quadrangle in St Andrews, Scotland, the town in which Prince William and Kate Middleton met. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA Story: WEDDING StAndrews Breakfast. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Guests pictured during a Royal wedding breakfast at St Salvator's Quadrangle in St Andrews, Scotland, the town in which Prince William and Kate Middleton met. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA Story: WEDDING StAndrews Breakfast. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Prince William arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of his wedding to Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Prince William arrives at the entrance to Westminster Abbey ahead of his wedding to Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Prince William arrives at Westminster Abbey, London, before his marriage to Kate Middleton
Page boys and bridesmaids arrive at Westminster Abbey, London, escorted by Pippa Middleton before her sister, Kate's, marriage to Prince William. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Ducklings have ribbons tied around their necks for the big duck race on Chapel Row village green, the home village of Kate Middleton, near Bucklebury. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Labour leader Ed Miliband arriving at Westminster Abbey ahead of the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Samantha, wife of Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

As she celebrates her 30th birthday, the Duchess of Cambridge will no doubt take time to privately reflect on just how extraordinary the past 12 months have been.



In just a short space of time the young woman from the wealthy middle class background has gone from being plain Kate Middleton — or Catherine Middleton, as Royal courtiers are quick to remind us — to future Queen.

Of course, 30 is one of those landmark birthdays for everyone, but for the newest member of the Royal family, it must surely underline just how completely her life has changed.

For make no mistake about it, no matter how many times we read about her enjoying a quiet life as an RAF wife in Anglesey and, see pictures of her pushing a trolley from the local supermarket, Kate is already well on her way to becoming a global superstar.

The woman who wears the iconic sapphire and diamond engagement ring that once belonged to her tragic late moher-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales, is already herself one of the most famous women in the world.

Shortly after her marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, she and Prince Wiliam embarked on what turned out to be a hugely successful tour of Canada and the US.

This year, as part of the celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the couple will travel to Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu in the South Pacific, one of the tinest nations on earth.

But it’s not just that untouchable royal brand of celebrity that has sent her popularity soaring, it’s the fact that — well — we reckon we rather like the woman whose titles also include Baroness of Carrickfergus.

Despite the rather unkind ‘Waity Katie’ soubriquet, too — a jibe at her apparent readinness not to carve out a career while waiting for her prince to propose — she has undeniably gained a substantial place in the hearts of the public. Is it because she at once seems one of us and one of them, as likely to drop into her favourite high street stores such as Whistles, Warehouse and Zara, as step out in a Sarah Burton or Alexander McQueen number?

Or because on her big day she was briefly upstaged by her younger sister Pippa’s behind, but didn’t seem to mind?

Or the fact that she seems to greet every royal engagement, every encounter with the public with a wave too enthusiastic to be truly royal?

Or simply that she somehow brings a welcome distraction to our lives, as we assess her hairstyles, her clothes, her “Scouse brow” and whether or not she did rub her tummy in a way that suggests she might possibly be pregnant? Whatever, we find out what local people make of her style, her charity work and her first eight months as a royal — and wish her many happy returns.

Danielle Markwell (22) is an activities assistant at the Crawfordsburn Scout Centre and also volunteers as a Cubs leader. She lives in Dundonald. She says:

I've been Scout leader since I was 13 — I started volunteering for my Duke of Edinburgh Award and I haven't stopped since. It was great when I graduated from Queen's University I was able to get a job full-time with the Scouts.

I think Catherine's choices of charities are very good but I'm particularly pleased that she's also chosen to volunteer with the Scouts. Scouting definitely needs more women in the organisation. The number of females is growing, especially in areas that don't offer Girl Guides' programmes. There are now lots of opportunities for girls within the Scouts particularly as they offer more balanced activities.

According to reports, Catheine is going to volunteer as an occasional helper, which woould mean she might not be at meetings every week but would still be there quite often, helping show the children things like arts and crafts in order for them to get their badges. It will be a learning curve for her as well as the children as she'll need to supervise what they're doing.

Personally I think she's doing really well. I think she has a lovely fashion sense and she appears to be very down-to-earth. She is constantly in the spotlight but she doesn't self-promote. She's an excellent ambassador for the UK.

Bronagh Cappa (33) is the chief executive of the Ocean Youth Trust Ireland, one of two charities in Northern Ireland to be recipients from the Royal Wedding Fund. She lives in Belfast with her husband Jonathan Campbell. She says:

The Ocean Youth Trust works with young people from all backgrounds to give them the benefit of sail training. Thanks to the Royal Wedding Fund we have worked with 659 more young people in the last eight months than usual and more than 600 of those had never set foot on a boat before. I think we've done well with that.

I think having a young woman like the Duchess of Cambridge turn the spotlight on the voluntary sector is a very good thing. It doesn't matter how little time you have to give, it all helps and all charities need volunteers. We have people who do nothing more than give a half-hour talk about the organisation in schools once a month but even that really helps to get the word out which is a life-saver in the current economic climate.

Catherine has chosen a wide range of charities to work with but I think the Scouts are going to benefit hugely from her involvement not just in Wales but all around the UK.

I think Catherine's starting to settle into her role and you can see her becoming more confident as time goes on. You could see that when she stepped in to host a charity dinner for Prince Charles in October last year. She always looks happy and relaxed and seems to take everything in her stride.

Pat Jordan is the owner of Jourdan boutique on the Lisburn Road in Belfast. She says:

As she enters her thirties Catherine will have a real influence in fashion — she's not quite Diana yet but she is doing it in her own way.

She has a marvellous figure which means she can switch between high street clothes and designer gowns very easily. She can make the odd mistake every now and again — for instance wearing tights with wedge shoes — but otherwise she looks impeccable.

We've seen her influence in my shop particularly among our younger customers. Girls coming in for dresses for school formals are requesting her look — Grecian style dresses that we've bought in especially.

She's doing very well and the charities she's chosen represent a good and varied age range. I think she's doing an excellent job and I hope the palace officials don't make her do too much too quickly, as they did with Princess Diana. In saying that, people who come into the shop who have met her are always very impressed with her.

Mary Rose McGrath (39) is a designer and created the first copy of the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress to go on display in the UK. She lives in Belfast with her son Christopher (11). She says:

I think Kate's style is flipping brilliant. With her athletic figure she looks fantastic in anything she wears. She gives her support to the fashion industry here by wearing both high street clothes and couture gowns that have been created by wonderful UK designers.

Her style is chic and elegant and the beauty of it is anyone can get her look because the clothes are available to them. People obviously want to copy her as any dress she buys from the high street will sell out just days later. Her charities show a fantastic range and her involvement in the Scouts shows she's taking an interest in the younger generation. She's going to be a great support to them and a credit to the Royal family.

Dolores Kelly (52) is an SDLP MLA and lives with her husband Eamon near Lurgan. They have four children, Catriona (27), Fionnuala (25), Matthew (21) and Kathleen (18). She says:

Kate appears to be a very impressive young woman with her feet planted firmly on the ground. She does seem to have some traits in common with Princess Diana and one hopes that the royals will have learnt to treat her better.

Her clothes are great she has her own style and a lot of the time wears the same off the peg clothes that everyone else wears. This will be a great influence especially as young people are so impressionable when it comes to fashion.

It's the same with the charities she has chosen to support too — you can see that she's reaching out to young people. I really wish her well.

Lynda Bryans (49), is a television presenter and lives in Belfast with husband Mike Nesbitt, a UUP MLA, and sons PJ (14) and Christopher (16). She says:

For Catherine, I think there is a certain amount of pressure to follow in Diana's footsteps and fit into her mould.

Maybe it's a generational thing or different era but Catherine and William seem to be more in touch with people and she hasn't put a foot wrong yet. She comes across as very dignified and at ease and that must be down to the support she is getting from the Royals and her family.

Usually royal romances are very quick, but Catherine and William were together a long time before they got married — some commentators even dubbed her ‘Waity Katie’.

As a consequence of that, however, I think Catherine has thought a lot about what she is getting herself into and she will be a great asset to the Royal family.

So far, she seems to be coping well. I don’t think the fact she is doing so much charity work with young people us any real surprise. I know myself when my boys were younger I started working with a lot of baby charities because that is what I was focused on, so it is only natural Kate wants to help young people because she is young herself.

And it's great she wears clothes from the high street. Maybe Kate’s decision to wear high street clothes is her modern take on frugality.

Gareth Harper (38), managing director for Peace Players Northern Ireland. He lives in Belfast with his wife and two children. He says:

Myself and a colleague were lucky enough to meet the Duchess of Cambridge last year when the Royal couple visited Northern Ireland Peace Players, which was handpicked by William and Kate for the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund.

Initially the news that we had been chosen came as a real shock. There was no application process, and it isn't every day you get a call from St James' Palace. Initially, we thought is was a wind-up.

We met the couple at Belfast City Hall and Catherine really came across as straight up and genuine. She seemed very knowledgeable about our work in Peace Players and encouraged us to keep at it.

The fact that she and William personally chose the organisation as one they wished to donate money to really struck a chord with us and we were very grateful of the recognition.

Then again. they both have sporting backgrounds and our work using sport to improve community relations seemed really important to them.

I wish Catherine a happy birthday today and I really want to thank her and William for the positives that have come out of their decision to choose Peace Players as part of the Wedding Fund.

There was obvious financial gain, but as well as that the kudos and recognition we have received from it has really meant a lot to the volunteers, the schools and children we work with.

Fiona Lewis (40) is married to Regimental Sergeant Major Peter Lewis. She lives in Holywood with their children Rebecca (9), Rachel (8) and eight- month-old Robin. She says:

With both of us having a husband in the Armed Forces, the Duchess of Cambridge and I share a similar situation. I have been married to Peter for 10 years and he is currently on his fourth tour in Afghanistan, which will last seven months.

It is very difficult being a military wife — when Peter is deployed I obviously worry constantly.

But another major downside is that you are virtually a single mum when your husband is away. You have to help your children cope with the emotions they are going through, as well as deal with your own.

The day-to-day living can be difficult, juggling school, after school clubs, meals and everything that goes along with havong kids. It can also be very lonely.

From what I can see Catherine is a pillar of strength for William. She seems to be her own person and one that can stand on her own two feet.

She is always dressed so well and has become a fashion icon. It is great to see her dressing to suit her age.

If I had any advice for Catherine from a fellow military wife to another, it would be to make use of the Unit Welfare Office.

It helps provide support by organising events for other wives. That way we can help each other out.

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