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Prince William, Kate are husband and wife

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Prince William, and Kate Middleton exchange rings before the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, during their wedding ceremony.

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Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with the Dean of Westminster as she arrives at the West Door of Westminster Abbey.

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Kate Middleton leaves the Goring Hotel to attend her wedding.

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Kate Middleton arrives with her sister, Maid of Honour Philippa Middleton at the West Door of Westminster Abbey.

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Maid of honour Pippa Middleton arrives with page boys and ring bearers at Westminster Abbey.

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Prince William looks at his bride Kate Middleton, as she holds her father Michael Middleton's hand during the royal wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Prince William and Kate Middleton were pronounced husband and wife at Westminster Abbey Friday in a royal occasion of dazzling pomp and pageantry that has attracted a huge global audience.

They took their vows at about 11:15 a.m. with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, officiating.

The prince, 28, dressed in the resplendent red tunic of the Irish Guards, appeared to initially struggle to get the ring, made of Welsh gold, onto Middleton's finger.

As Middleton, 29, arrived at the abbey, Buckingham Palace issued details of what she was wearing: a long-sleeved lace gown and veil, designed by Sarah Burton, creative director for Alexander McQueen.

Continue reading the story or find more royal wedding coverage on our blog, The Windsor Knot.

And more photo coverage in our slideshows:

Royal fans flock the streets of London.

Royal security.
Preparations for the royal wedding.

Wacky royal wedding memorabilia.
The royal guestlist - who's coming to the wedding?
A royal courtship.
History of British royal weddings.
Kate Middleton's style.
Crown jewels.