The New Royals

 

What honeymoon? A weekend

away then it’s back to work for

 Wills on Monday

 

By Rob Cooper
William and Kate spent first night together at Buckingham Palace

  • Couple will go on honeymoon later – but date and destination is a secret
  • Newlyweds expected to spend weekend at Balmoral

Newlyweds William and Kate will not go on honeymoon this weekend – and Prince William will be back at work on Monday.

The couple, who flew out of Buckingham Palace this morning, will spend the weekend together at a private location in the UK.

The Prince will return to his job as a search and rescue helicopter pilot next week before the couple finally jet off on their overseas honeymoon at a later date.

 
 
Newly-weds: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace as they prepare to board a helicopter to fly off on their honeymoonNewly-weds: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace as they prepare to board a helicopter to fly off on their honeymoon

 

 
 

 

 
Royal honeymoon: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, fly off from Buckingham Palace this morningRoyal honeymoon: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, fly off from Buckingham Palace this morning

After spending their first night as a married couple together at the Palace, they walked out of the Palace casually dressed hand in hand this morning.

It had been thought they would take two weeks off for the traditional post-wedding break.

But it appears they want some private time in familiar surroundings after one of the most important days in their life saw their marriage celebrated by the nation and beyond.

Meanwhile, the Middleton posed for photos looking happy and relaxed outside the Goring Hotel this morning and bore no signs of the after-effects of last night’s celebrations.

Mr Middleton told the gathered crowd “We had a wonderful time” before the family returned home without any fuss or ceremony.

 They arrived back at their home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, in three separate cars with Kate’s brother, James, leading the way.

Without so much as a Union flag in sight, the 23-year-old bachelor turned a black BMW 3 series estate into their private drive at about 3.15pm.

Wearing an open-necked shirt and looking bleary-eyed, the only reception he received today was from two policemen guarding the house.

It was in sharp contrast to the scenes in Bucklebury yesterday when local people turned out in force to celebrate the wedding.

James was quickly followed by Kate’s mother Carole and sister Pippa, in a Land Rover Freelander, who beamed as they drove into the driveway.

Carole looked fairly fresh faced and wore a white top with blue trimming, while Pippa sported a large pair of Armani sunglasses but smiled broadly in a royal blue cardigan.

Maid of honour Pippa Middleton and her mother Carole emerge from the Goring Hotel today after last night's wedding celebration

Maid of honour Pippa Middleton and her mother Carole emerge from the Goring Hotel today after last night’s wedding celebration.

The Evening Reception at Buckingham Palace

It’s party time! Kate and William

leave Clarence House for wedding

 reception

 
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left Clarence House tonight for the short trip to Buckingham Palace for their wedding party.

Some 300 of the couple’s closest family and friends will celebrate with dancing and dinner at the black tie do, which will stretch into the early hours.

The Queen has given over the home to the wedding celebration as revellers including the couple’s close friends Guy Pelly and Thomas Van Straubenzee attend. 

Kate, in her gown for the evening, leaves Clarence House alongside Camilla Parker Bowles for the short journey to Buckingham Palace Kate, in her gown for the evening, leaves Clarence House alongside Camilla Parker Bowles for the short journey to Buckingham Palace

 

The Duchess had switched into a new white outfit for the party – also created by Sarah Burton who designed her wedding gown.

The second dress is a strapless white satin gazar evening dress with a circle skirt and diamante embroidered detail round the waist, St James’s Palace said.

Kate was also wearing a white angora bolero cardigan.

The couple left with Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall. The royal party looked happy and relaxed.

 
 
The second dress is a strapless white satin gazar evening dress with a circle skirt and diamante embroidered detail round the waist
Dressed in dinner jackets and bow ties the Duke of Cambridge and Prince of Wales leave Clarence house closely followed by their wives
 

Kate’s second dress is a strapless white satin gazar evening dress with a circle skirt and diamante embroidered detail round the waist. William stuck to the safe bet of a dinner jacket and bow tie

 
 
 
 

The heir to the throne and his son, the new Duke of Cambridge, were dressed in dinner jackets with black bow ties.

Kate had her hair down in her favourite style for the private party.

Camilla wore a light blue hand-embroidered high-collared floor length Anna Valentine dress for the evening.

The new Duchess’s family had left the Goring Hotel shortly before 7.30pm.

A happy and relaxed William made the short journey along The Mall in a Jaguar car with Prince Charles and Camilla closely behindA happy and relaxed William made the short journey along The Mall in a Jaguar car with Prince Charles and Camilla closely behind

Her sister Pippa had changed from her bridesmaid dress into a long emerald green sleeveless dress with a jewelled embellishment on the front and a plunging neckline.

Her hair was pinned up at the back and she was carrying a clutch bag.

Kate’s mother Carole Middleton smiled after stumbling slightly as she came down the stairs at the hotel and her son James placed a guiding hand on her back as she climbed into a silver people carrier.

Mrs Middleton wore a black capped sleeve dress, cut low at the front and back, with a tiered skirt.
The bride’s father and brother wore black tuxedos with bow ties.

The Aston Martin Newlyweds

 

Just (wed) William! Prince drives

 his new bride away from the

Palace in a vintage Aston after

 balcony kiss thrills the crowds

 
 

By Rob Cooper
Last updated at 8:48 PM on 29th April 2011 www.dailymail.co.uk

 
  • Kate said ‘I am glad the weather held off, we had a great day
  • William tells Kate ‘You look beautiful’ as she arrives at the altar
  • He jokes with Kate’s father ‘we’re supposed to have just a small family affair’
  • Two BILLION people watch couple tie the knot
  • 5,000 royals enthusiasts camped out overnight at The Mall
  • Prince struggles to get ring on Kate’s finger
  • One million well-wishers line the streets to catch a glimpse of the couple
  • Prince William takes the title Duke of Cambridge and Kate becomes Duchess
 

After a kiss that thrilled the nation, Prince William drove full throttle into the nation’s affections as he took his new wife on an unexpected drive to Clarence House.

They left their Buckingham Palace reception in Prince Charles’s open-top Aston Martin with ‘Just wed’ on the number plate.

It was the fitting climax to what had already been a remarkable day – and it was the common touch his mother Diana would have been proud of.

 
Prince William emerges from Buckingham Palace in his father's dark blue Aston Martin as the crowd roars. The number plate on the rear said 'Just Wed'Prince William emerges from Buckingham Palace in his father’s dark blue Aston Martin as the crowd roars. The number plate on the rear said ‘Just Wed’

 
 
Unexpected: William motors around Buckingham Palace with his new wife in his father's 38-year-old Aston Martin which he was given as a gift for his 21st birthday partyUnexpected: William motors around Buckingham Palace with his new wife in his father’s 41-year-old Aston Martin which Charles was given as a gift for his 21st birthday party

 
Happy couple: The Aston Martin Volante is decorated with balloons and a 'Just Wed' registration plate, as William and Catherine emerge in the soft-top vehicleHappy couple: The Aston Martin Volante is decorated with balloons and a ‘Just Wed’ registration plate, as William and Catherine emerge in the soft-top vehicle

 
 
Double kiss: The newly-married couple share their first public kiss on the balcony as thousands of screaming well-wishers watchDouble kiss: The newly-married couple share their first public kiss on the balcony as thousands of screaming well-wishers watch

The Wedding Cake and brunch menu

The Cake and the Menu! What the Royal Wedding Party Is Eating Right Now

Vanity Fair
cake-2.jpgBy John Stillwell/WPA Pool/Getty Images.
That’s the wedding cake! It’s eight tiers, designed by Fiona Cairns, and decorated using a style known as the “Joseph Lambeth Method”—so, it’s probably not Funfetti. There are 17 different varieties of floral motifs on it, including the white rose (the symbol of England), the daffodil (the symbol of Wales), the shamrock (the symbol of Ireland), and the thistle (the symbol of Scotland). For a look at other, many-tiered royal wedding cakes, see our survey of history’s best. As for the savory offerings that the wedding attendees are enjoying right now at Buckingham Palace, read on—we’ve taken the liberty of arranging them from least to most British-sounding.

23. Roulade of Goats Cheese with Caramelised Walnuts
22. White Chocolate Ganache Truffle
21. Milk Chocolate Praline with Nuts
20. Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffle
19. Passion Fruit Praline
18. Blood Orange Paté de Fruit
17. Gateau Opera
16. Rhubarb Crème Brulee Tartlet
15. Assortment of Palmiers and Cheese Straws
14. Scottish Langoustines with Lemon Mayonnaise Pressed Confit of Pork Belly with Crayfish and Crackling
13. Wild Mushroom and Celeriac Chausson
12. Raspberry Financier
11. Scottish Smoked Salmon Rose on Beetroot Blini
10. Quails Eggs with Celery Salt
9. Cornish Crab Salad on Lemon Blini
8. Pressed Duck Terrine with Fruit Chutney
7. Miniature Watercress and Asparagus Tart
6. Cornish Crab Salad on Lemon Blini
5. Grain Mustard and Honey-glazed Chipolatas
4. Poached Asparagus Spears with Hollandaise Sauce for Dipping
3. Miniature Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Fillet of Beef and Horseradish Mousse
2. Smoked Haddock Fishcake with Pea Guacamole
1. Bubble and Squeak with Confit Shoulder of Lamb

The Queen’s Halo Tiara for Kate!

Royal-Wedding Jewelry: Kate Middleton Wears the Cartier Halo Tiara

Vanity Fair

kate-tiara-2.jpgMiddleton. By Ben Stansall/Getty Images.Kate Middleton chose to wear the Cartier “halo” tiara, which was made in 1936 and purchased by the Duke of York (later King George VI) for his wife, Elizabeth’s mother (also Elizabeth). Queen Elizabeth received it as an 18th-birthday present, at which time she was Princess Elizabeth. The delicate headpiece, which is as understated as a headband of diamonds can be, was lent to Kate by the Queen, though there’s a chance she’ll come into one of her own soon: the Queen’s 1981 wedding gift to Diana was the Cambridge Lovers’ Knot Tiara. Diana wore a Spencer-family tiara to her wedding.

Kate’s earrings, custom-made by Robinson Pelham to match her tiara, were a present from her parents. The earrings, with acorn motifs, was inspired by the fresh, new Middleton-family crest. Pelham also designed the more floral earrings worn by the other lady in white—maid of honor Pippa Middleton.

Kate’s wedding ring, which seemed to have given William a bit of difficulty in the slipping on, is a band of Welsh gold by Wartski, which also crafted Welsh-gold wedding bands for Prince Charles and Camilla

William and his Princess

Meet my Princess! William and his new bride Kate head for the Palace in open top carriage after a fairytale wedding at the Abbey

 

After months of waiting, William and Kate finally tied the knot at Westminster Abbey today. She arrived clutching the hand of her father Michael as her sister and maid of honour Pippa held the long rain on her flowing dress. As the happy couple exchanged vows, William appeared to have trouble slipping the ring onto Kate’s finger. An estimated one million people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of them.