Fairytale moments in the UK

2011-05-01 08:35

As newlyweds Prince William and Catherine take off for their short honeymoon, those who experienced their wedding day in London are left with lasting memories of a moment in history.

The memories will be forever captured in a double balcony kiss and a ride in a blue Aston Martin.

With these two moves, the couple seem to signal their life together as man and wife, and future rulers of Britain.

The kiss – not one, but two – shared by the couple on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as thousands of cheering well-wishers watched on, has already become a defining image of their wedding day.

Catherine giggled afterwards while William smiled broadly, prompting body-language experts to comment that their loving gestures signal that theirs will be a long and happy union.

Fairytale moments peppered the event, like when William, on seeing his wife in her wedding dress for the first time, whispered to her: “You look beautiful, babe.”

Two billion people worldwide saw the ceremony on TV, while millions more streamed it live on YouTube, a move that further highlighted the couple’s modernity.

That William and Catherine were able to weave together elements of tradition with a modern take on being in Britain’s royal family in the 21st century suggests the couple will be able to move forward confidently.

The couple will return to their home base in North Wales, where William is stationed with the Royal Air Force. He begins work again on Monday.

Their first overseas trip will be a 10-day trip to Canada – the first of many royal engagements they’ll now embark on.

Many well-wishers in the crowds outside Buckingham Palace had their own ideas about what comes next for the couple.

“They’re going to take this fairytale a step further and live happily ever after in real life,” said one. “I’m certain they’re going to have a baby very soon,” predicted another.

Indeed, this sentiment is shared by royal adviser Hugo Vickers, who believes we could soon see a baby, perhaps even in time for the queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year, which would be the perfect way to mark 60 years of her reign.

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