Britain’s William, Kate Wed at Westminster Abbey

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Prince William and Kate Middleton were wed Friday in a lavish ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey to the delight of millions around the world.
An estimated 1,900 people attended the wedding, which was presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

After saying "I will," the royal couple, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, later kissed on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

However, Middleton's wedding gown prompted many swoons, with its plunging neckline, long lacy shoulders and sleeves, and a train over 2-meters (yards) long. The ivory-and-satin creation was designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.

Middleton's head was adorned with a dramatic veil and a tiara on loan from Queen Elizabeth II.

"It's a dream," said Jennie Bond, a leading British monarchy expert and royal wedding consultant for The Associated Press. "It is a beautiful laced soft look, which is extremely elegant. She looked stunning."

The affair drew more than a million people from around the world to the streets of London, and an estimated 2 billion people watched the ceremony on television.

"It's very exciting," Prime Minister David Cameron said. "I went on to the mall last night and met some people sleeping on the streets. There's a sense of excitement that you can't really put a word to ... It's a chance to celebrate."

American Brenda Mordic, 61, travelled all the way from Columbus, Ga. to attend the royal event.

"We came for the excitement of everything," Mordic told the Associated Press.

"We watched William grow up," she said. "I came for Prince Charles' wedding to Diana and I came for Princess Diana's funeral. We love royalty, England and London."

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