It’s been quite a morning for those who woke up early in the United States to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In case you weren’t up as early as we were, don’t worry — we’ve got all the photos and info on the royal wedding here at OK!
Guests like Elton John, David Furnish, David and Victoria Beckham and other British celebs showed up early, followed by members of the royal family like Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla. Prince Harry then arrived with the groom, Prince William.
Finally came the moment everyone was waiting for: Kate stepped into a car with her father, Michael Middleton, giving fans a glimpse of her gorgeous Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen dress! As the car made its way toward Westminster Abbey at 10:51 a.m., Kate beamed at the crowd and waved as she went.
Her sister Pippa was waiting at the entrance to the Abbey, and made sure to hold her long train while Kate entered the church, waving a few more times at the crowd. Her father escorted her down the long aisle toward her Prince!
Once she arrived next to Prince William, he murmured to her dad, “I thought this was supposed to be a small affair!”
The couple made their vows in the beginning of the ceremony, promising to be true to one another so long as they both shall live.
After an hour of singing, speeches and formal proceedings, Wills and Kate — now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — made their way into a horse-drawn carriage and processed through the streets of London to Buckingham Palace.
While we all waited until 8:25 a.m. for the big kiss, William and Kate must have been steeling themselves for their next public appearance! Finally, they stepped onto the balcony and we saw Kate say, “Oh, wow!” as she saw the masses of people watching below. After one quick peck on the lips, and a lot more waving, followed by one more kiss, the couple retreated back into Buckingham Palace for some private receptions.
Stay tuned throughout the day for more Royal Wedding news!