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PIX: Prince William, Middleton are man and wife

Last updated on: April 29, 2011 17:08 IST

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Prince William and Kate Middleton were on Friday pronounced man and wife at the majestic Westminster Abbey in London where the couple exchanged vows in the presence of some 1,900 guests, while millions of people around the world watched the ceremony live on TV.

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Image: Prince William, and Kate Middleton exchange rings before the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, during their wedding ceremony in Westminster Abbey on Friday
Photographs: Dominic Lipinski/Reuters
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Middleton, 29, wore an ivory and lace gown designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, while the prince, 28, was attired in the red tunic of an Irish Guards Colonel -- his most senior honorary appointment.

Image: Prince William stands at the altar with his bride, Kate Middleton, and her father Michael, during their wedding ceremony
Photographs: Dominic Lipinski/Reuters
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Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, has been given the title of the Duke of Cambridge by the Queen, and Middleton has become Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge on their marriage.

Image: Kate Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey before the marriage ceremony
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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The Prince has also become the Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus, which means Middleton will become the Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus.

The couple were pronounced man and wife by the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.


Image: Prince William, and his brother and best man Prince Harry (L) and Stephen Lamport, Receiver General of the Abbey (R), arrive at Westminster Abbey
Photographs: Anthony Devlin/Reuters
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William and Kate had written their own prayer: "God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage.

Image: Queen Elizabeth II greets The Right Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster as she arrives to attend the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey
Photographs: Reuters
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"In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy.

Image: Kate Middleton and her father, Michael, arrive at Westminster Abbey
Photographs: Anthony Devlin/Reuters
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Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen".

Image: Kate Middleton arrives to Westminster Abbey next to her sister Pippa Middleton
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
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Hundreds of thousands of people converged in London from all over the world for the royal wedding. Thousands of street parties have been planned across Britain to celebrate the royal wedding.

Image: General view in Westminster Abbey before the royal wedding.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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Prince William and Kate said in a warm message on Thursday:

"We are both so delighted that you are able to join us in celebrating what we hope will be one of the happiest days of our lives. The affection shown to us by so many people during our engagement has been incredibly moving, and has touched us both deeply."


Image: Pippa Middelton, sister of the bride Kate Middleton arrives to the royal wedding
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
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Invitees to the wedding included royal families from various countries, political leaders and people of different walks of life, including an Indian-origin shopkeeper couple from Kate's village of Buckleberry.


Image: Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip leave Buckingham Palace to travel to Westminster Abbey for the wedding
Photographs: Darren Staples/Reuters
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Among the hundreds of guests at Westminster Abbey were soccer star David Beckham and his 'Spice Girl' wife Victoria.

Image: Members of the public line the Procession Route ahead of the wedding between Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey, in central London.
Photographs: Damien Meyer/Reuters
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Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry's on-again-off-again girlfriend, was also present.

US President Barack Obama was not on the guest list. Britain's former prime ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were also not invited.


Image: Soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria arrive at Westminster Abbey before the royal wedding
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
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Prince William and commoner Kate spent their last night as singles, with the Prince delighting people who had camped for days by shaking hands with them last night. "All I've got to do is get the lines right", he quipped as he easily mixed with cheering crowds in The Mall.

Image: British singer Elton John (L), and his partner David Furnish, arrive at Westminster Abbey
Photographs: Dominic Lipinski/Reuters
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Hundreds of thousands of people have converged on London from all over the world to attend the royal wedding. The wedding ceremony in the ancient Westminster Abbey was scheduled for 3.30 pm.

Image: Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) arrives with his wife Samantha at Westminster Abbey before the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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Thousands of street parties have been planned across Britain to celebrate the first wedding of Queen Elizabeth's grand-children. Since early morning, major television channels began their live coverage amid largely clear skies and thousands of excited fans of the royal family.

Image: A girl with a British flag smiles among people gathered outside Buckingham Palace before the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminister Abbey.
Photographs: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
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