Man and wife
Photo: AP

Prince William and Kate Middleton are married

Prince William and Kate Middleton pronounced husband and wife Friday at Westminster Abbey as estimated 2 billion watched across globe

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been married at a service in Westminster Abbey.


They were pronounced husband and wife Friday at Westminster Abbey as 1 million people packed the streets and an estimated 2 billion more watched across the globe.


About 1,900 guests were attendance, including soccer star David Beckham and musician Elton John.

Kate Middleton enters Westminster Abbey (Photo: Getty Images)


A million well-wishers - as well as some protesters - flooded into the historic environs surrounding Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and other London landmarks.


By dawn, crowds were waving flags for television cameras under steely gray skies and cool temperatures. Cheers erupted as huge television screens began broadcasting at Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park.

Price William before the big moment (Photo: AP)


"Will, it's not too late!" said one sign held aloft by an admirer dressed as a bride.


Middleton's dress was designed by Sarah Burton and William wore the scarlet tunic of an Irish Guards officer. His choice of ceremonial military dress sent a strong signal of support for the armed forces, reinforcing his new image as a dedicated military man, not a club-hopping party boy.


Special viewing in Tel Aviv

British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould was not invited to the royal wedding – but he enjoyed every minute of it at a special televised viewing of Kate Middleton's wedding to Prince William broadcast Friday at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv.


"Mazal tov," said Gould in Hebrew during the live event.


Despite the fact that Gould has only been in Israel for a few months he has been able to notice the special connection between Israelis and Britons.


He mentioned he has met amazing people everywhere he goes with ties to Britain. Gould said he has observed a lot of similarities between the two cultures and therefore only sees reasons for celebration.


Gould added that the royal family is still an important part of society, even though we live in a modern society. He emphasized that the royal wedding is a sign of renewal for the age-old institution.


Keren Natanzon contributed to the report



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