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Prince William and Kate Middleton are married

2011-04-29 10:49:40 GMT2011-04-29 18:49:40(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Kate Middleton walks down the aisle with her father, Michael Middleton.(AP/APTN)

Prince William and Kate Middleton married in Westminster Abbey on Friday as 1 million people packed the streets and an estimated 2 billion more tuned in around the world to witness an event expected to revitalize the British monarchy.

The couple looked nervous but happy and got through their vows without stumbling before Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams pronounced them husband and wife.

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

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

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

The couple are now known as the duke and duchess of Cambridge.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

LONDON (AP) — 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.

(Agencies)

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