It has been a while since the world has had a princess to look up to. Since the death of the beloved Princess Diana in 1998, the world has gone without a princess. In the years since, millions have placed their eyes on her two sons, William and Harry: waiting for the day that they are men so that they could find a bride to be the new princess.
Friday, the wait was over. Prince William of Wales married the love of his life Catherine Middleton in London, England. The wedding took place at Westminster Abbey, the center of one of the most famous cities in the world.
Sarah Burton designed Middleton’s gown for the event. The dress was ivory and white and made of satin. Prince William described his bride with one simple word, “beautiful.”
Prince William came dressed in the clothing of a colonel of the Irish Guards. He also wore a scarlet red jacket along with a blue sash. He entered the venue with his younger brother by his side.
An estimated one million people came to Westminster Abbey to see the man who is second in line to be the King of England married his bride.
1,900 people were invited to the wedding. The guest list included the likes of Sir Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham, and Ian Thorpe.
After the ceremony concluded, Prince William and Princess Catherine went to Buckingham Palace. Formerly, they will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The point of the title is to not have Catherine Middleton be known as the Princess of Wales and thus have to live in the shadows of her predecessor, the great Princess Diana of Wales.
The reception for the wedding was hosted by Prince William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. 650 people attended the reception, which was highlighted by the wedding cake that was eight-tier.
Afterwards, the newlyweds drove away in a dark blue Aston Martin DB6 that has belonged to Prince William’s father, Prince Charles, since 1969.
The wedding is estimated to have been seen by two billion people worldwide. If those numbers are accurate, the only events comparable to the wedding would be the memorial of Michael Jackson and the wedding of Charles and Diana.
You can see more photos of the event here.