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Royal Wedding Recap!

Congratulations Great Britain, you’ve earned yourself one classy addition to the royal family. The dashing Prince William married Catherine (“Kate”) Middleton in Westminster Abby this Friday, April 29, 2011. Over one thousand guests attended the ceremony (including modern Brit royalty, Sir Elton John and the Beckhams!), while millions of commoners lined the street to catch a glimpse of the stunning bride.

In what just might be her classiest move yet, Miss. Middleton wore a dress by Sarah Burton, who carried on Alexander McQueen’s legacy after his death in 2009. The dress blended tradition and modernity seamlessly. The exquisite French lace sleeves kept the bride modest in the church setting, while the diving neckline emphasized her sleek frame. The nine-foot train was a mere baby compared the 21-foot one Princess Diana wore, but was very fitting for the bride’s effortlessly chic style. The Cartier “halo” tiara, loaned to Miss. Middleton by the Queen Mum herself completed her royal ensemble.

The ceremony was filled with all of the pomp and circumstance you would expect for the (potential) future King and Queen of England. The Arch Bishop of Cantebury presided over the affair, as the couple dutifully recited their vows (there were no tearful or lovey-dovey statements at this wedding). The choir and orchestra led the attendees in classic hymns throughout the Anglican service, while the thousands of street-lined commoners energetically joined in.

After the ceremony, the couple returned to the balcony at Buckingham Palace for their official kiss. But the kiss was more of a short peck and sensing the disappointment of thousands of commoners below, the couple united in one more smooch. With their official duties finally over, the couple returned from public view to embark on a day full of festivities. Congratulations William and Kate! HC wishes you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Photos from TodayShow.com

Nikki Fig is a Broadcast Journalism major at Emerson College. She writes, produces and reports for shows on several Emerson television stations and is a web writer for Emerson's lifestyle publication, Em Mag. She is also the Philanthropy Chair of Alpha Epsilon Phi and recently returned from a study abroad program in Israel. Nikki is graduating in May and plans to move back to New York City. She wants to pursue a career in journalism that will enable her to combine her love of fashion, travel and culture.  
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