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Kate: Our wedding was 'great day'

The Duchess of Cambridge said her glittering wedding to Prince William had been a "great day".

William and Kate began their life together as a married couple after a ceremony that enthralled the world.

Kate told a photographer: "I am glad the weather held off. We had a great day."

Around a million people turned out to celebrate the wedding and those who flocked to witness their Buckingham Palace balcony appearance were treated to not one, but two kisses from the couple.

In an unexpected move that delighted the crowds, William and Kate left their wedding reception in the Prince of Wales's blue Aston Martin with the groom at the wheel. The sports car was decorated with red, white and blue ribbons, with balloons tied to the back and a rear number plate which read "JU5T WED".

The future king and his beautiful bride, who will now one day be Queen, had pledged their love for one another at Westminster Abbey. The service was flawless but there was a tiny moment of drama as the prince struggled to place the ring on Kate's finger.

After the couple said their vows, in which the modern-thinking bride did not promise to obey William, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, declared: "I pronounce that they be man and wife together, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."

Kate wore a stunning ivory gown with lace applique floral detail designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.

A congregation of 1,900 and up to two billion people saw their vows, as they were beamed live around world. Celebrity invitees included David and Victoria Beckham, Sir Elton John, Madonna's ex-husband Guy Ritchie, Rowan Atkinson and Joss Stone.

The wedding day became a magical public spectacle when the bride and groom left the abbey and climbed into the 1902 State Landau for a procession through the famous streets of central London. And despite fears that rain would spoil the occasion, a shaft of sunlight fell across The Mall amid the joyous scenes as the radiant bride and her handsome prince laughed and smiled.


From Belfast Telegraph