With all the pomp and circumstance of the big day now a part of British royal history, royals watchers are left wondering, "What happens how?"
On "The Early Show on Saturday Morning," CBS News Royal Contributor Victoria Arbiter said Prince William and Kat Middleton -- now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- may soon start a family -- and the scrutiny over whether they will or not will start immediately.
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"Bump watch is going to start," she said. "William and Prince Charles were born within a year of their parents getting married. I think they're going to get back from honeymoon, shoot up to Angelsey (for work), try to finish as normal life as possible. And then royal life begins."
Arbiter also shared a look at how the lives of the royal newlyweds will likely unfold over the coming weeks and months.The first order of business? Some much-needed rest and relaxation. William and Kate - now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - will spend a weekend relaxing in an undisclosed location in the United Kingdom. It's been speculated the couple will also take a two-week honeymoon at some point.
Some royals watchers speculate they're heading to Australia for sun, sand and scuba diving around the Great Barrier Reef. Others say they're bound for the Middle East to tour the ancient ruins of Jordan.
Two months from today, the newlyweds will board a plane to Canada for their first official visit as a royal couple. They'll spend nine days touring the country.
And while a return to the public spotlight in London seems imminent, it'll have to wait. William and Catherine will retreat to Northern Wales, where he will fulfill his duties as a helicopter pilot for the British Royal Air Force.
Royal historian David Starkey says, "They'll live in a little tiny modest house and they'll have no servants heaven knows what Kate will do with her time but i know that she will be thought of."
It's also a place where they may soon focus on starting a family - far from the glare of the world's spotlight.
Starkey told CBS News, "They'll go off and be a pretty normal married couple."
Regardless of where the Duke and Duchess settle, Arbiter said they'll be playing the royal waiting game -- one prince William's father, Prince Charles, knows well. He's been waiting a record-breaking 59 years to take over the throne from his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. If history is any indication, decades will pass before William and Catherine are king and queen of England.
On "The Early Show," co-anchor Erica Hill remarked on the couple's official photos, released the morning after the wedding. In one of the three photos, the royals and the Middletons are photographed together.
"It's a beautiful picture, yes and it's taken in the throne room," Arbiter said. "I just think it's extraordinary for Carole Middleton, in particular. She comes from a long line of ... coal miners, and would they have ever thought that just a few short generations on, their family would be being photographed with the queen?"
Hill remarked, "That's something that people love to talk about. She's a commoner. You were telling me yesterday, she's not the first commoner -- we were saying the first commoner in hundreds of years. (She's) actually not. She just has sort of the most, i don't know, normal bloodline."
"Exactly," Arbiter said. "I'm so glad you raise this. There's so much misinformation out there about this. Kate is not the first commoner to marry. In fact everyone has been a commoner since Prince Philip. He was the last official royal to marry. But she's the one with the most working class background."
In another official royal wedding photo, the couple is pictured with their child attendants.
Hill said, "It's just such a sweet picture, especially the little kid (at the top of the photo) mugging for the camera."
Arbiter observed, "It's an adorable picture and it speaks to the warmth of this couple. You want them to have a million children. They're also well behaved yesterday. The two little girls on the front on the left were 3 years old."
Now that the royal wedding is over, can another wedding be on the horizon for another royal - Prince Harry?
Hill said, "We had all this information come in from lip-readers. ... Apparently after the first kiss, William leaned over and whispered to Harry, 'Now it's your turn.'"
But when will the most eligible bachelor in England get married?
Arbiter said, "There's girls all over the world happy to fill that place in Harry's heart. But I think we're going to have to wait quite a while longer."