DRIVING MISS KATE
MEN OF HONOR
TOP IT OFF
The fascinators that launched 1,000 memes. Even seven years later, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie’s statement-making hats are the royal wedding accessories to remember.
For a cheery occasion like her grandson’s wedding, Queen Elizabeth wore a pale yellow dress and hat (as well as her signature handbag).
Pippa Middleton may not have had the epic train, but she still caught plenty of eyes in her equally flattering custom Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen creation.
JUST BETWEEN US
I THEE WED
Looks like Prince William could’ve used some more practice! The groom had some difficulty putting a ring on it while reciting his vows to Kate. The duchess-to-be’s simple band was crafted from Welsh gold, a gift from the Queen to her grandson.
As Kate’s brother James read a verse from the Bible, the newlyweds stole another moment for themselves.
Now introducing, HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! William and Kate made their storied exit from Westminster Abbey hand-in-hand, with their gaggle of bridesmaids and pageboys following close behind.
A sea of people holding miniature Union Jacks gathered outside of Buckingham Palace to see Will and Kate’s much-anticipated balcony kiss.
Just before embarking on their procession to Buckingham Palace, the newlyweds take a moment to themselves before riding through the streets of London in a 109-year-old State Landau carriage, the same one used to transport Prince Charles and Princess Diana and Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson after their weddings.
LET'S GO FOR A RIDE
Thousands of people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds watching.
WORLD'S BIGGEST WEDDING PARTY
And down the mall, even more people (and more flags!) were there to celebrate.
Riding past the Cenotaph once more, William pays his respects with a salute while Kate bows her head.
Watch the train! Ever the gentleman, William kept his bride steady as she dismounted the carriage upon their arrival at Buckingham Palace.
The couple – along with bridesmaids Grace van Cutsem, 3, and the Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, 8 – looked to the skies as William’s royal air force pals fly over the balcony.
When cheers of the thousands of well-wishers below got to be too much for royal bridesmaid Grace Van Cutsem, Kate gently calmed her down.
HAND IN HAND
After their kisses on the balcony, Will and Kate headed back inside Buckingham Palace — where the real festivities were only just beginning. Later in the evening, wedding guests feasted on canapés and cake at the Queen’s reception.
Giving their well-wishers more of what they want, William and Kate stepped out from their reception to drive around Buckingham Palace in an Aston Martin convertible bearing the license plate “JU5T WED.” Making their way around the Mall, the beaming bride smiled and waved while her groom kept an eye on the road – the front of the car bore a red letter “L,” standing for “learner’s permit.”
CHANGE OF A DRESS
Donning her second Alexander McQueen design of the day – a strapless satin gown with diamante detailing – Kate joins William and her new in-laws, Prince Charles and Camilla, at Clarence House, where the royal family gathered before they made their way back to Buckingham Palace for a dinner dance thrown by the Prince of Wales.