Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Prince William Weds His Stunning Princess; an Audience of Billions Sees a Fairytale Unfold in London

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Prince William Weds His Stunning Princess; an Audience of Billions Sees a Fairytale Unfold in London

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Byline: Tom Wald and Belinda Tasker

PRINCE William and Catherine Middleton have completed the fairytale, marrying in an elegant ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

A beaming Catherine Middleton captivated the world after stepping out at the Abbey in a stunning ivory silk dress for her wedding to William.

Her transformation from a commoner to a future queen was complete as she entranced a global audience of two billion people.

The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were declared man and wife at 11.20am. The cool, overcast weather failed to put a dampener on the biggest royal event in three decades as hundreds of thousands turned London red, white and blue for the big day.

In a time of economic uncertainty and the fall-out from savage budget cuts, Britons enjoyed the chance to forget about their troubles and wildly celebrate the nuptials of Britain's future king and queen.

Catherine delighted romantics across the world in a Sarah Burton-designed outfit which will set the trend for brides for years to come.

With a full veil, deep v neckline, laced sleeves and teardrop diamond earrings, she cut a spellbinding figure in the Alexander McQueen label dress.

She wore a Cartier halo tiara lent to her by the Queen.

In his scarlet tunic and navy blue trousers of the Irish Guards, Prince William, 28, cut a dashing figure, his arrival at the church announced by the sounds of bells ringing out in central London.

He waved to the crowds before entering alongside Prince Harry, who himself made a regal appearance in his Blues and Royals uniform at the scene of their mother, Diana's funeral in 1997.

With a nail-biting final 50-minute wait for his bride, William shared some quiet time together with his younger brother and best man away from the cameras to pass away the time.

The Queen provided a dash of colour under grey skies, wearing a daffodil yellow single crepe wool primrose dress with hand sown beading at the neck in the shape of sunrays. …

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