William and Middleton get married in Westminster Abbey in front of 1900 guest including Elton John and Victoria Beckham. William wears the scarlet uniform of the Colonel of the Irish Guards. Middleton arrives in a burgundy-and-black-colored Rolls-Royce, not a carriage, opting for a lower-key arrival. Her white dress is by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. William’s brother and best man Prince Harry wears the uniform of Captain of the Household Cavalry. Their music is performed by the London Chamber Orchestra. The couple write their own prayer.
God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage. In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer.
Middleton’s ring is created by Wartski from a piece of such gold that was given to Prince William by Queen Elizabeth shortly after his engagement:
I, William Arthur Philip Louis, take thee, Catherine Elizabeth, to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse. For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. To love and to cherish, till death us do part.
Scotland Yard estimates one million people line the wedding route.