Under cool, gray skies billions watched from outside Westminster Abbey and on television worldwide as 1900 invited guests inside witnessed as Prince William and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton were married in one of the largest events in London in decades. A little over an hour after they arrived at the Abbey to be married, the couple emerged on a red carpet and onto the streets to a peal of bells and into a horse-drawn carriage, heading toward Buckingham Palace. The prince had married what the British call a commoner; now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (titles granted by Queen Elizabeth II). The couple stepped out onto a balcony a short time later to greet the enormous crowd along the Mall - a tradition at royal weddings. They kissed for the first time in public as a married couple as a cheer went up from the crowd. -- Paula Nelson
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Catherine (Kate) Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey before her marriage to Britain's Prince William in central London
Catherine Middleton and her father Michael Middleton make their way to Westminster in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton was 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. (Roland Hoskins/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Well wishers with flags surge along the Mall towards Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey.
Kate Middleton waves as she arrives at Westminster Abbey accompanied by Michael Middleton, her father, and maid of honor Pippa Middleton at the Royal Wedding in London.
Pippa Middleton, sister of the bride arrives with the flower girls and page boys at Westmister Abbey.
Children wave British Union Jack flags next to a police officer during the wedding service for Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.
Britain's Prince William and his brother and best man Prince Harry, arrive at Westminster Abbey for Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meet the Dean of Westminster as they arrive at Westminster Abbey.
Royal fans gather at St Andrews University, Scotland, to watch the royal wedding.
Page boy Tom Petiffer looks up as he waits with bridesmaids and page boys inside the Westminster Abbey before the royal wedding.
Kate Middleton and her father Michael, arrive at Westminster Abbey, for Kate's marriage to Britain's Prince William, in central London.
Prince William greets Kate Middleton as she arrives at the alter with her father Michael Middleton, prior to their marriage in London's Westminster Abbey.
The Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey.
Kate Middleton and Britain's Prince William hold hands during the wedding service at Westminster Abbey, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams.
Britain's Prince William places the ring on the finger of his bride, Kate Middleton, as they stand at the altar at Westminster Abbey.
Prince William takes the hand of his bride Catherine Middleton, now to be known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as they walk down the aisle followed by Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton inside Westminster Abbey.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, make their way out of Westminster Abbey in London, following their wedding ceremony.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, hold hands as they leave Westminster Abbey.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, leave Westminster Abbey following their wedding ceremony.
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.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, wave as they travel in the 1902 State Landau carriage along the Processional Route to Buckingham Palace after their wedding service.
The team at Fiona Cairns Ltd of Leicestershire make the finishing touches to the Royal Wedding Cake made for Prince William and Catherine Middleton in the Picture Gallery of Buckingham Palace.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Bridesmaids Grace Van Cutsem and Margarita Armstrong-Jones greet well-wishers from the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge escorts Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge from the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge waves to well wishers as she and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave Buckingham Palace.