Prince William and Kate Middleton leave London's Westminster Abbey on Friday

Prince William and Catherine Middleton wed at London's Westminster Abbey on Friday, April 29, in front of a select gathering. The wedding was viewed over TV by millions across the world.

Following their wedding they became Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as earlier in the day, The Queen had conferred the Dukedom on Prince William of Wales.

William was dressed in the uniform as a Colonel of the Irish Guards, in Guard of Honor Order with a Forage Cap. He wore a gold and crimson sash, and gold sword slings, both of which are worn in the presence of a Member of the Royal Family. The Prince did not wear a sword.

The uniform was fitted by Kashket and Partners.

Catherine, 29, arrived at the Abbey in a Burgundy and black colored Rolls Royce accompanied by her father.

She wore a wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The long-sleeve lace, ivory and satin gown, with a V neckline had a voluminous skirt that echoed an opening flower, with white satin gazar arches and pleats. The train measured 2m 70cm.

The ivory satin bodice of the dress was narrowed at the waist and padded at the hips, drawing on the Victorian tradition of corsetry and a hallmark of Alexander McQueen's designs.

William, 28, vowed, "I, William Arthur Philip Louis, take thee, Catherine Elizabeth, to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse. For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. To love and to cherish, till death us do part."

He then slipped a wedding ring, fashioned from a piece of Welsh gold that The Queen gave to him shortly after his engagement, on Middleton's finger, saying, "With this ring, I thee wed."

Prince William's Best Man Prince Harry carried the ring made by Wartshki to Westminster Abbey.

As per the couple's wish, there was only one ring.

The couple said a prayer they wrote themselves.

"God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage.

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.

Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen. "

As is the Royal tradition, the couple didn't kiss immediately after being pronounced man and wife. The kiss was to come later.

Following the wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rode a carriage from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace.

After arriving at the Palace, the couple stepped out onto the balcony as crowds surged towards Buckingham Palace to view their first public kiss following their royal wedding.

The couple were joined on the balcony by the Royal family. At 1:25 pm, William lightly kissed his new bride on the lips as fans below and viewers around the world held their breath and savored the fairy-tale setting. Cheered on by fans, William kissed Catherine a second time letting the kiss linger a little longer.

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