William and Kate are married
Prince William and Kate Middleton have been pronounced man and wife at Westminster Abbey.
The service has run smoothly so far but there was a tiny moment of drama as the prince struggled to place the wedding ring on Middleton’s finger. Following a long tradition, it has been fashioned from Welsh gold given to Prince William by the Queen.
After the couple said their vows, in which she did not promise to obey William, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Rowan Williams, declared: “I pronounce that they be man and wife together, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.”
The bride walked up the aisle to coronation anthem I Was Glad, by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, from Psalm 122. Her brother James Middleton gave the Lesson, reading Romans 12: 1-2, 9-18. (BBC)