Royal Wedding Pomp and Ceremony in Westminster Abbey

Friday, April 29, 2011

Catherine Middleton and her father Michael Middleton travel past Buckingham Palace as they make their way to Westminster Abbey. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)

The countdown is over: this morning, after months of anticipation, Britain’s Prince William is marrying Kate Middleton. The wedding is in progress right now. And all this morning, we'll be bringing you live updates from both sides of the pond. We go first to Buckingham Palace where we're joined by the BBC's Laura Lynch and Paddy O'Connell. And for reaction from U.S.-based Brits we'll hear from The Takeaway's Kristen Meinzer, live from Greenwich Village, New York.

Guests:

Laura Lynch and Paddy O'Connell

Produced by:

Kate McGough and Duncan Wilson

Contributors:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [6]

Gintaras Kavarskas from Vilnius, LITHUANIA

Your Royal Highness The Prince William and Dear Your Serene Highness Miss Catherine Middleton,

I am personally congratulating You on Your Royal Wedding Day this week.

I am sincerely wishing You and Your Majesty not only the happiest years in life, but also all the most delightful life. May all Your pleasant as well as serious dreams come true!

As well as having a fruitful and healthy marriage, may You have the longest marriage.

Yours sincerely,
Gintaras Kavarskas, English teacher, English and American writer, defender of the Lithuania Freedom around and on January 13th in 1991 in Vilnius, Master student from September 2007 to 2011 at Vilnius University

Apr. 29 2011 12:27 PM
audrey from New York

What's wrong with me? I held my eyes open early hours of the morning and watched the whole bloody thing! Despite the fact that sleep eludes me occasionally I did enjoy the pomp and circumstance that I thouaght I deplored...Everyone wants to see a fairy tale wedding....at least I know that I do... the last one I saw was in 1947 when I was nine years old..So, go ahead and call me a sentimental old fool...

Apr. 29 2011 11:06 AM
Nick Bacon from UWS Manhattan

Product placement masterstroke!

As the coverage on BBC America ended, came the commercial:

"The Royal Wedding was brought to you by Pfizer."

Will Viagra packets now carry the Royal Warrant?

Apr. 29 2011 09:06 AM
Katia

Agreeing with VM. None of us know these people; why on earth would we care so much? (I'd be hard-pressed to get up at 4 a.m. for the wedding of a close friend or family member, let alone that of someone I have never met.) Let them get married in peace! We know it happened and went off without a hitch, we have a pretty picture, what more do we need?

Loved the clip from the British caller who was bloody tired of all the coverage. I understand his exasperation!

Really I'm only here to cheer the clip from one of my favorite movies ever, which, Femi and Todd, was indeed "The Princess Bride." "Mahwidge, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam..." Picture me laughing in my car when that came on...because that scene popped into my head earlier this week when either John or Celeste said something about marriage being the topic we're discussing or something along those lines. Glad I apparently wasn't the only one!

Apr. 29 2011 08:37 AM
vmgillen

Best wishes to all married couples. Now, enough already! While other news outlets are expected to go overboard, I am surprised you are taking part to this degree. Will the press take part in the historic tradition of witnessing the first "cover" with close-ups of sheets to prove the bride a virgin? please, please say that at least one custom has been dropped, or at least won't receive press coverage.

Apr. 29 2011 06:26 AM
Susanne from Massachusetts, USA

Delighted to be dunking McVitties in my morning coffee for a Prince and Princess who step off into history surrounded by all good wishes and hope for a healthy and long future together. Cheerie-pip!

Apr. 29 2011 06:10 AM

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