Royal wedding live blog: Friday, April 29
(CBS) Here's where we'll be posting all our royal wedding news, pictures and video for Friday, April 29. We'll be updating throughout the day, so be sure to check back here to see what's new.
7:55 p.m. EDT -- Kate Middleton dons second McQueen dress for evening reception
Kate Middleton slipped into a second gown by Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton for the post-wedding dinner dance at Buckingham Palace.
3:43 p.m. EDT - Grace Kelly seen as an inspiration for Kate Middleton's gown
Before her wedding to Prince William, Kate Middleton was said to have admired the wedding gown worn by film actress Grace Kelly when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in April of 1956.
3.31 p.m. EDT - Kate Middleton said her royal wedding to Prince William was a "great day"
"I'm glad the weather held off," the bride said upon leaving for Buckingham Palace, according to the UK's Press Association. "We had a great day."
2.:56 p.m. EDT - Prince William and Kate Middleton are back at Buckingham Palace
Britain's new royal couple have returned to Buckingham Palace for the evening reception. Kate Middleton is reportedly not wearing the same lace Alexander McQueen dress she was married in. She is said to be wearing a different white dress, also to have been designed by McQueen creative director Sarah Burton.
2:32 p.m. EDT - Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, head back to Buckingham Palace
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have left Clarence House for the evening dinner reception at Buckingham Palace. Prince William and Kate Middleton are expected in the car after them.
1:49 p.m. EDT - The Queen to miss out on Prince Harry's best man speech
Queen Elizabeth II, who departed for a private weekend with her husband, Prince Philip, will also skip out on Michael Middleton's father-of-the-bride address.
11:31 a.m. EDT - Prime Minister David Cameron calls royal wedding "incredibly romantic"
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron said Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's wedding was "incredibly romantic" and "very much like a fairy tale," according to BBC News.
11:13 a.m. Queen Elizabeth II departs Buckingham Palace
BBC News reports that Queen Elizabeth II has left Buckingham Palace following her post-wedding luncheon and is "being flown off for a private weekend in the U.K.
11:01 a.m. EDT - Royal couple arrives at Clarence House
Prince William and Catherine Middleton have arrived at Clarence House for what the palace calls "a period of reflection." They'll be back at Buckingham Palace at 2 p.m. EDT (that's 7 p.m., London time) for a more intimate evening celebration, hosted by Prince Charles, for about 300 guests.
10:38 a.m. EDT - Prince William and Kate Middleton depart Buckingham Palace for Clarence House
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left Buckingham Palace in a blue Aston Martin convertible with "JU5T WED" on the license plate. The prince is driving, with his bride in the passenger seat.
9:55 a.m. EDT - Celebrations continue at Buckingham Palace luncheon
Queen Elizabeth II is hosting a luncheon for around 650 guests from this morning's wedding congregation. Guests will be served canapes, champagne, wedding cake and a chocolate biscuit cake specially requested by Prince William.
8:30 a.m. EDT - Flypast goes over Buckingham Palace
8:27 a.m. EDT - The royal couple kiss
The pair share a brief kiss on the Buckingham Palace balcony as crowds cheer below. A second, equally short kiss followed a minute later.
8:26 a.m. EDT - Prince William and Catherine step out on the balcony
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge step out on the Buckingham Palace balcony, along with the Queen and their wedding party, to greet the crowds.
8:15 a.m. EDT - Crowds gather at Buckingham Palace
Crowds are gathering outside the palace to catch a glimpse of the newly-married Prince William and Kate Middleton, who will soon emerge onto the balcony to greet the crowds and share a kiss.
7:59 a.m. EDT - Queen says wedding was "amazing"
BBC News reports that Queen Elizabeth II said her grandson's wedding was "amazing" when she arrived to Buckingham Palace following the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
Royal wedding ceremony
7:30 a.m. EDT - Details on Kate Middleton's tiara and earrings
Middleton wore a Cartier tiara lent to her by Queen Elizabeth II. Her earrings, designed by Robinson Pelham, were made to echo the tiara. Read more here.
7:27 a.m. EDT - Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive at Buckingham Palace
7:12 a.m. EDT - Royal couple departs Westminster Abbey
Prince William and Kate Middleton depart Westminster Abbey in 1902 State Landau carriage. William salutes the crowd and the couple waves as the procession continues down the street.
7:04 a.m. EDT - Prince William and Kate Middleton begin wedding procession
The couple, as husband and wife, emerge from signing the wedding register. The couple and their wedding party walk back down the aisle at Westminster Abbey as the congregation stands.
6:55 a.m. EDT - Couple depart to the Shrine of St. Edward the Confessor
Prince William and Kate Middleton depart to the Shrine of St. Edward the Confessor for the signing of the Registers.
6:46 a.m. EDT - All in the congregation sing "God Save the Queen" except for the Queen
The Queen looked stoic as her husband, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, sang beside her.
6:21 a.m. EDT - Royal couple pronounced man and wife
The Archbishop pronounces Prince William and Kate Middleton man and wife - the crowd are heard celebrating outside.
6:10 a.m. EDT - Wedding ceremony begins
Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey is underway. She walked up the aisle to the strains of Charles Parry's "I Was Glad." When she arrived at the alter, William said, "You look beautiful."
At the alter, William turned to Michael Middleton and joked, "We were supposed to just have a small family affair."
You can follow along with the wedding service in the official Order of Service, available at the Royal Wedding website.
6:01 a.m. EDT - Kate Middleton's wedding dress designer revealed
5:53 a.m. EDT - Kate Middleton is on her way to Westminster Abbey
Prince William's bride-to-be is being driven from London's Goring Hotel to the wedding venue. Crowds are getting a glimpse at her dress - it's long sleeved, with what looks like lace detail, and a veil.
5:49 a.m. EDT - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive at Westminster Abbey
The queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are on their way to Westminster Abbey. The queen is wearing an Angela Kelly designed single crepe wool yellow dress with hand-sewn beading at the neck in the shape of sunrays, and a matching double crepe wool tailored coat.
Her hat is an Angela Kelly designed matching crepe hat with handmade silk roses and matching apricot-colored leaves. She is also wearing Queen Mary's True Lovers Knot brooch.
5:44 a.m. EDT - Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Westminster Abbey
5:40 a.m. EDT - Middleton's mother and brother take their seats
Carole Middleton and James Middleton have taken their seats inside Westminster Abbey.
5:31 a.m. EDT - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall's wedding attire announced
From the Royal Wedding website: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing an outfit designed by Anna Valentine to the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. The outfit consists of a champagne silk dress and a duck egg blue and champagne coat, which is hand-embroidered. The dress and coat are both designed by Anna Valentine. The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing a Philip Treacy hat and shoes made by Jimmy Choo. The clutch bag is by Anna Valentine
5:20 a.m. EDT - Prince William and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey
The crowds outside cheered as Prince William and Prince William entered Westminster Abbey.
William is wearing the uniform of Colonel of the Irish Guards to reflect his senior honorary appointment in the Army. His uniform features a red tunic, a forage cap, a gold and crimson sash and gold sword slings (though he will be without a sword). He completes the look with the Garter Sash with the Wings of the Royal Air Force, the Garter Star and the Golden Jubilee Medal.
Harry is wearing the uniform of a Captain of the Household Cavalry, known as the Blues and Royals, with a forage cap. He is also wearing aiguillettes, a cross-belt and gold waist belt with sword slings, but no sword.
5:13 a.m. EDT - Prince William and Prince Harry are on their way to Westminster Abbey
Prince William and his best man, brother Prince Harry, are on their way to the royal wedding venue. The pair are waving at the crowds as they drive by.
5:10 a.m. EDT - Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at Westminster Abbey
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has arrived with his wife, Samantha, who is not wearing a hat.
5:07 a.m. EDT - Carole Middleton's wedding attire announced
From the Royal Wedding website: "Mrs. Carole Middleton is wearing a sky blue wool crepe coatdress with matching satin piping and passementerie at the waist and cuff over a sky blue silk shantung 'Sydney' day dress with short pleated sleeves and pleated pockets. The dress and coatdress are by Catherine Walker. Mrs. Middleton's hat is by Berkshire-based Jane Corbett."
5:06 a.m. EDT - London mayor to give William and Kate a tandem bike
One of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding gifts may help them fight post-wedding weight gain like the rest of us experience: London mayor Boris Johnson will give the couple a tandem bicycle.
4:49 a.m. EDT - Former Prime Minister Sir John Major arrives
Major was the prime minister after Margaret Thatcher. Following the death of Princess Diana, he was appointed a guardian to Prince William and Prince Harry with responsibility for legal and administrative matters.
4:47 a.m. EDT - Elton John arrives at Westminster Abbey
Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish are inside Westminster Abbey.
4:39 a.m. EDT - London Mayor Boris Johnson has arrived at Westminster Abbey4:30 a.m. EDT - Charles Spencer, Princess Diana's brother, has arrived at Westminster Abbey
4:18 a.m. EDT - David and Victoria Beckham arrive at Westminster Abbey
Prince William is President of The Football Association. The Los Angeles Galaxy star and his wife are wearing hats designed by Philip Treacy.
4:10 a.m. EDT - Chelsy Davy arrives at Westminster Abbey
Prince Harry's on-again, off-again girlfriend, has arrived at the Abbey. Italian designer Alberta Ferretti designed two different gowns for Davy to wear to the ceremony and reception.
3:39 a.m. EDT - Guests arriving at Westminster Abbey
Guests started arriving at the Abbey about two and a half hours before the ceremony gets underway. Nearly 2,000 invited guests were to pack the ancient church - the spiritual home of Britain's monarchy - by 11 a.m. local time.
3:29 a.m. EDT - Philip Treacy designs hats for Duchess of Cornwall, the Beckhams
Creations from famed British hat designer Philip Treacy will be seen atop the heads of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York and Zara Phillips at today's royal wedding. Victoria and David Beckham will also be sporting Treacy hats, according to a release from the designer.
3:00 a.m. EDT - William and Kate will be the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Queen has conferred a Dukedom on Prince William. His titles will be Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus. He will become His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton, upon their marriage, will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
2:47 a.m. EDT - Crowds building at Westminster Abbey
There are more people on the streets leading to and around the Abbey, with lots of people coming out from the nearby Westminster tube stop and walking over. The souvenir sellers are out and there are plenty of them.
2:39 a.m. EDT - Dean of Westminster Abbey nervous
Rev. John Robert Hall, the Dean of Westminster Abbey, tells Sky News he's a little nervous. "But nervous and excited are very similar things, and I'm very excited." He says he was thinking about trying to help calm the royal couple's nerves upon greeting them with a joke or two but now "can't imagine doing that." He says Kate Middleton seems like a very calm person anyway.
2:00 a.m. EDT - Partly cloudy in London
At 7:00 a.m. in London - 2:00 a.m. Eastern - the weather forecast is for partly cloudy skies and 10 C (about 50 F). The BBC predicts clouds for most of the day with sunny intervals beginning around 1 p.m. in London. That's an improvement over the heavy showers that were forecast earlier in the week.
12:00 a.m. EDT - It's quiet outside Westminster Abbey
At 5:00 a.m. in London - midnight Eastern - there are light crowds outside Westminster Abbey and Parliament. The number of people at the Abbey doesn't seem to have changed much since earlier in the day.
There doesn't appear to be anyone lining the barricades on Whitehall Street at the moment.
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