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A royal round-up of the Royal Wedding!

Last updated on: April 29, 2011 19:37 IST

A royal round-up of the Royal Wedding!

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From start to finish, we bring you a picture presentation of the most talked-about nuptials in recent times!

It's a day that will go down in the annals of history and in a round up of several cheerful, royal and awe-inspiring moments, here's a look at -- you guessed it -- the Royal Wedding!

The vibe

The UK's been in a state of excitement for weeks and thousands of well-wishers spent the night out in the street in order to gain a good vantage point from which to watch the proceedings. Here, we see the crowds along the route of the wedding at Westminster Abbey.


Photographs: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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The venue

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Westminster Abbey is not only an imposing monument with a 1,000-year-old history -- it is the site of 15 royal weddings to date.


Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters
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Pomp and show

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Ceremonies started earlier in the day, with a marching band keeping the spectators entertained as they took the procession route to the Abbey, ahead of Kate and Wills.


Photographs: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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A peek inside

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Inside, the choir took their places and readied themselves to lead the hymns.


Photographs: Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images
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The guests arrive

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Looking distinguished and in a good mood in their daywear, the royal couple's 1,900 guests then started to arrive.


Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters
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Man of the hour

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Once his guests have been seated, Prince William makes his way into the Abbey, waving to the crowds as he does so. Accompanying him is his brother and best man Prince Harry and both look dapper in military uniforms.


Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
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The final few steps of bachelorhood

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Wills makes his way down the aisle along with Harry and Stephen Lamport, Receiver General of the Abbey.


Photographs: Dominic Lipinski/Pool/Reuters
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Look, it's Her Majesty!

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Once everyone but the bride has made their way to the venue, Queen Elizabeth II's procession headed down the road amidst cheers and roars from the crowd.


Photographs: Darren Staples/Reuters
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The Future Queen of England

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Finally, we catch a glimpse of Kate in her wedding gown! She looks radiant as she drives to her wedding alongside father Michael Middleton.


Photographs: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Sister act

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In a car following Kate was her sister and maid of honour Pippa Middleton. She is seen here outside the Abbey with her two sweet charges, bridesmaids Grace Van Cutsem and Eliza Lopes.


Photographs: Le Segretain/Getty Images
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It's almost time!

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Kate and Pippa ready for her walk into a new life -- and royalty.


Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
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Here comes the bride

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Michael Middleton is one proud dad as he escorts his daughter in traditional style down the aisle.


Photographs: Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images
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'I now prounouce you...'

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Prince William and Kate gaze into each other's eyes as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams gets the ceremony underway.



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Now man and wife...

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And also the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his bride exit the Abbey.


Photographs: Dave Thompson- WPA Pool/Getty Images
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In a royal carriage

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Waving to the crowds, the royal couple is all smiles as they greet their well-wishers from an open carriage.


Photographs: Eddie Keogh/Reuters
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An aerial view

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We see the procession from afar, headed to Buckingham Palace as the royal family follows the newlyweds in a series of coaches.


Photographs: Damien Meyer/Pool/Reuters
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Eagerly awaiting the balcony scene

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A humongous crowd with flags and banners surge along the Mall behind the police towards Buckingham Palace.


Photographs: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Wish we were Kate!

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Royal fans dressed as brides are seen among the throngs -- yeah, we wish it was us, too!


Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters
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All in a row

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Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge emerge along with their family. And we all know what it's time for!


Photographs: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
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Sealed with a kiss

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Yup, that's it! With their public display of affection, the fairtyale wedding draws to a close -- and the royal couple's new life begins.


Photographs: Darren Staples/Reuters
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