Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding

After a whirlwind engagement, Prince William and Kate Middleton say "I do" in the royal wedding of the century.

By Kate Schweitzer

April 29, 2011 6:00 AM
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First Look at Kate Middleton

Promptly at 11 a.m., Kate Middleton revealed her wedding dress, after months of speculation. It was designed by Alexander McQueen's creative director Sarah Burton.
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Kate Debuts Her Dress

Kate's dress fit her signature style with its floor-length, ivory and white satin gazar gown with long lace sleeves and 3-yard train. Her younger sister Pippa held her train as Kate walked into the church.
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Kate's Bling

Kate's Cartier tiara was made in 1936 and was given to her by Queen Elizabeth, who received it from her mother on her 18th birthday. Her diamond earrings by Robinson Pelham were given by her parents Carole and Michael.
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Kate's Long-Awaited Arrival

Alongside father Michael Middleton, Kate smiled and waved to onlookers as she made the long-awaited, one-and-a-half-mile drive past Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey.
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Prince William and Prince Harry's Arrival

Prince William, in a bright red British army tunic, entered Westminster Abbey with his brother and best man Prince Harry nearly an hour before the start of the ceremony.
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Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton wore an ivory satin dress designed and created by Sarah Burton. It was made with the same button detail and lace trims as her sister's gown.
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The Young Wedding Party

Tom Pettifer laughs as he arrives with Master William Lowther-Pinkerton, Lady Louise Windsor and Margarita Armstrong-Jones. The girls all wore Nick Macfarlane full sashed dresses.
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Kate's Walk Down the Aisle

Just prior to the service, Buckingham Palace announced new titles for the couple, who are expected to one day become the King and Queen of England. William takes on the title Duke of Cambridge, as well as Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus. Kate will become Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge as well as Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus.
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Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen arrived at her grandson's wedding in an Angela Kelly-designed crepe wool primrose dress, coat, and hat. Her coat was bedecked with Queen Mary's True Lovers Knot diamond brooch.

Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, William's father and stepmother, wave to fans. Camilla wore a dress by Anne Valentine, the same designer who made the wedding dress she wore to marry Prince Charles.
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Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

Like most women at the royal wedding, sisters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice wore hats designed by Philip Treacy. Beatrice also wore a Valentino couture gown and Cornelia James gloves, while Eugenie wore Vivienne Westwood.
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Chelsea Davy

Chelsea Davy, the on-again girlfriend of Prince Harry, arrived to the wedding wearing an aqua green satin dress.
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David and Victoria Beckham

Both in festive hats, David Beckham escorted wife Victoria Beckham, who is pregnant with the couple's fourth child, a baby girl.
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Elton John and David Furnish

Elton John, a longtime friend of the late Princess Diana, and partner David Furnish were latecomers to the venue but quickly took their front-row seats for the ceremony.
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Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie looked dapper in his tuxedo with tails outside the church.
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Prince Harry and Prince William

Prince Harry walked down the aisle with Prince William in the historic, 1,000-year-old cathedral, where more than 1,900 guests were assembled to watch the ceremony.
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Kate and Wills

As Kate and William greet each other for the first time at Westminster Abbey, he is seen whispering, "You look beautiful, I love you."
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The Ceremony

The approximately hour-long ceremony included such musical pieces as the hymn "Jerusalem" and the traditional English melody "Greensleeves." William also chose to include "Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer," which was sung during Princess Diana's funeral service in 1997.
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