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Kate & Will wedding Full Coverage

Last updated on: April 29, 2011 19:42 IST

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.As the big day is finally upon us, we bring you live updates from what is being touted as the wedding of the century.

Today, at 3:30 pm IST, Prince William will marry the woman of his dreams, his college sweetheart Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.

While 1,900 priveleged guests are even now gathered to attend what will surely go down as one of the greatest moments in modern royal history, the couple will hold a more intimate reception for 300 of their closest family and friends.

The streets of London are packed with thousands who have spent a sleepless night out in order to witness the proceedings from as up close as possible and the mood across the nation is celebratory.

Breaking with tradition and unlike her late mother-in-law Diana, Kate will arrive at the Abbey in a Rolls Royce instead of a carriage. While everyone is waiting to catch a glimpse of the top-secret royal wedding gown, it is being widely reported that the honour was bestowed upon chief designer of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton.

Once the wedding rites are over with, Wills and Kate will take a carriage from Westminster Abbey to the Palace, where as is customary, they will greet their throng of well-wishers from the balcony.

Kate, a commoner, is all set to become Her Royal Highness and the first title to be conferred upon the future Queen is that of Duchess -- it has already been announced that the Royal couple will become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after their nuptials.

It's all about to begin, so prepare for live coverage right here on rediff.com.

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Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Caption: 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.