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CONNECT THE WORLD

Royal Wedding Highlights.

Aired April 29, 2011 - 15:00:00   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


JONATHAN MANN, CNN ANCHOR: Hello, I'm Jonathan Mann at CNN Center. A special two-hour edition of CONNECT THE WORLD on the royal wedding is coming up next but, first, let's bring you up to date on the day's other headlines.

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MANN: In Hama, Syria, angry protesters rally on what activists are calling a Day of Rage. A witness in Daraa, the heart of the anti- government demonstrations, says 19 people were killed today by security forces. Meantime, Washington is imposing sanctions against a brother of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and other officials.

Casualties and damage are mounting in the Libyan city of Misrata. A medical source says Moammar Gadhafi's forces have been firing rockets and mortars indiscriminately, leaving at least nine more people dead. Rebels gained control of central Misrata this week.

US president Barack Obama has surveyed the storm damage in the state of Alabama. Calling the devastation "heartbreaking," Mr. Obama pledged his administration's full support in the recovery process. The storm killed at least 298 people in six southern states.

NASA has postponed the final launch of the space shuttle Endeavor because of concerns over its heating system. NASA says it won't launch until at least Monday afternoon. It had been set to liftoff later this hour.

And those are the headlines. I'm Jonathan Mann. Keep watching for a special two-hour edition of CONNECT THE WORLD, live from London.

BECKY ANDERSON, CNN HOST: A million and a half people packed the streets of London today, 2 billion worldwide tuned in.

MAX FOSTER, CNN HOST: To watch this, the marriage of the century.

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ROWAN WILLIAMS, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY: Forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her so long as ye both shall live?

HRH PRINCE WILLIAM, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE: I will.

HRH PRINCESS CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE: I will.

PRINCE WILLIAM: With this ring, I thee wed.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: I pronounce that they be man and wife together, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.

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ANDERSON: Well, just a taste of the glorious wedding day that captivated this nation and the world. And right now, the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on their way back to Buckingham Palace for a royal reception being held in their honor.

FOSTER: They might have just arrived. We're going to find out in a moment. Over the next two hours, we're going to relive the highlights of the day for you. So, whether you missed it the first time around or just want to see it again, we'll take you through the arrivals, the ceremony, the double kiss on the balcony! That shocker. And, of course, the dress.

ANDERSON: And joining us tonight, we're with ITN's political editor, Tom Bradbury, who interviewed the royal couple just after their engagement and has the inside track having been a guest at Westminster Abbey today. And also with us tonight, Hamish Bowles, the European editor of "Vogue."

Welcome, chaps. Let's get in the first pictures, tonight, which are just into CNN. Pictures, I believe, of --

FOSTER: We think, the Duchess and the Duke of Cambridge leaving Clarence House just a few moments ago. It's party time, isn't it? In the palace? That's what they're going back for.

ANDERSON: You know, they've been lucky today. Look at those cars they've been driving. What's that?

FOSTER: Beautiful.

ANDERSON: That's a Jag, isn't it? They drove away --

FOSTER: Yes.

ANDERSON: -- today --

FOSTER: All the -- yes. They took away --

ANDERSON: -- in an Aston Martin.

FOSTER: Yes, absolutely. And they were in a Rolls Royce earlier, the state limousine. All the official appearances are over, that's why they're in a less conspicuous car, and it's all about a private party at the palace hosted by Prince Charles for the kids.

ANDERSON: And this is a party of some 300 guests. It's the last official reception. It's a private one, this one, for the mates, as it were.

Well, the first guests arrived at Westminster Abbey just after 8:00 AM this morning.

FOSTER: Yes, it was a pretty steady stream for nearly three hours, 1900 people took their seats. Let's take a look.

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ANDERSON: Beckham.

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FOSTER: You've got better hair, Tom.

TOM BRADBURY, ITN POLITICAL EDITOR: I think what's interesting about it was they've always said very clearly from the start they wanted this to have a sense of intimacy, wanted to feel like a big state occasion, even in some aspects it was one.

And I just thought it was interesting, when you walked in -- this is people arriving -- but when you walked into that church, it did feel like - - there was a sort of separate area of Westminster at the front where their sort of close friends and family were, so it did feel pretty intimate.

FOSTER: You had your own area, did you? So you were free to sit in a particular area.

BRADBURY: Yes, I mean -- the sort of -- the kind of guests who were kind of work associates and news friends, which I'm one, were sort of at the back, so I was in front of the Beckhams and opposite Elton John by the end of it.

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FOSTER: They're the showbiz royalty in the country.

BRADBURY: It was hard not to take a picture. We avoided that. But it was kind of this sort of un-British occasion. As you walked in, there was a sort of immediate bond, I mean, everyone was sort of introducing themselves to each other, and immediately got into chatting.

So, it was -- and that really sort of atmosphere kept up until Kate arrived, actually, and you heard the sort of cheers of the crowd, which faded to an echo. And then, suddenly, this is the -- her mother and brother arrived, in which they did a little bit earlier.

And there, you know, everyone was still chatting, and there was sort of kind of bubbling atmosphere. And then, suddenly, Kate arrives, and there's this real hush as the doors shut.

FOSTER: And Hamish, we saw Kate's mother, there, arriving. That was --

HAMISH BOWLES, EUROPEAN EDITOR, "VOGUE": Yes.

FOSTER: -- your first taste of the fashion on display, so you were getting pretty excited at this point, I guess.

BOWLES: Absolutely. I think this -- I think it was a triumph for British fashion, today, and certainly -- when Catherine arrived in that breathtaking dress.

Yes.

ANDERSON: And Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, of course. She looks stunning.

BOWLES: Well, it's a great day for the British hat, of course. This was a Phillip Treacy --

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FOSTER: Confusing to all of the Americans, by the way. They don't get our hats at all.

BOWLES: Well, they're so sensational, and I mean, you know -- even if the outfit is sober, you can get away with some fantasy on your head.

FOSTER: And the queen?

BOWLES: Absolutely chic. I thought she looked wonderful. I mean, I loved the sort of primrose color, perfect for spring.

FOSTER: Matching the bishops.

BOWLES: There you go. And the rather sort of severe bow. I thought she looked impeccable.

BRADBURY: It was a -- we could have a debate about what we do and don't do well in Britain, but I think we'd all agree that this is one of things we do spectacularly well. And you always sort of slightly forget that until you see it all over again.

And sort of sitting there as I watched everyone walk past, I thought, wow. This is really amazing and extraordinary. And actually, the kind of politicians walked in about halfway through, and it was kind of -- you had to sort of pinch yourself.

BOWLES: We just saw --

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BRADBURY: Oops -- But you had to sort of --

FOSTER: That was the first glimpse of the dress, right?

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BOWLES: Absolutely. So, we could see immediately that something special was going on.

What really struck me at this point was how similar the bodice and neckline of the dress were to the dress that Helen Rose made for Princess Grace when she married --

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FOSTER: And was key --

BOWLES: -- Rainier.

FOSTER: -- question here, as well, the train?

BOWLES: Yes, there was -- you know, there was a clue here. We saw the lace, we saw the sort of decollete, the neckline that Catherine seems to love. And then, this, of course, was the great reveal.

It's phenomenal that they kept this a surprise in this era of WikiLeaks, it's quite incredible.

ANDERSON: This is it, guys.

BOWLES: So --

BRADBURY: (INAUDIBLE -- OFF MIC) -- fashion expert, but wasn't Pippa's dress quite something as well?

BOWLES: Pippa's dress was absolutely sensational, and I actually think it's going to have as much of an impact as bridal fashions as Catherine's dress. I think if you're not the kind of romantic girl who's going to go for something with historic resonance, and you want a sort of sensational --

FOSTER: Tom, you knew --

BOWLES: -- exquisitely-cut dress, that is it.

BRADBURY: I was just going to say, actually, that one of the things that really struck me today -- a couple things, actually. One is that how incredibly relaxed and happy she was.

FOSTER: Composed.

BRADBURY: Well, you think -- back to that engagement interview I did. She -- she came across, I think, very well in it, but she was very nervous. And that was her first kind of big, public outing as it were.

And yet, you come to this, you see these pictures. She really does look, actually, very relaxed. She looked like -- they both looked like -- they were really enjoying it, actually, which is obviously a great sign. But --

BOWLES: Well, she's just so poised, isn't she? I mean, she's just -- she carries herself so beautifully.

ANDERSON: She's walking into the church. How did the church react when you saw her coming in?

BRADBURY: Well, I think it was very emotional. And I always have a slight tendency to get -- my kids won't go to weddings with me anymore because they -- they feel embarrassed by how emotional I usually get. But it's --

The point about a wedding is, it's a -- OK, billions of people were watching. But that's impossible for them to process. At the end of the day, it's just about the two of them. They weren't marrying the rest of the world, they were marrying each other.

And I think, there was a sense of that. It was quite emotional in the church. He hasn't always had the easiest of lives. She's been tremendously loyal and supportive to him. And I think people just really thought -- they really thought about this, and they're a really nice couple, and really good luck to them. There's a lot of warmth, there.

FOSTER: And in terms of how William was, did you feel that he was nervous, relaxed, knowing him a bit?

BRADBURY: He was nervous a few weeks ago, but I think he sort of -- again, he seemed to -- I mean, he's much more used to these big occasions. I don't think you ever quite get used to the pressure that it places on you. But he clearly -- it's something that he's accustomed to.

And so, he was clearly enjoying himself, too. I mean, there's great shots. Of course, one of the things of being in the church and then broadcasting all day, I've watched half of it. Watching those shots of -- of him kind of in the car. They were really -- it's a really fantastic touch.

ANDERSON: And Prince Harry?

BRADBURY: Yes, Prince Harry. He's a --

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FOSTER: He always looked like he was about to burst --

BRADBURY: -- little "end is near" --

FOSTER: -- into laughter.

BRADBURY: Yes, you know why that is? Because he usually about to burst into --

I think, actually Harry -- yes, one of the interesting things, actually, is that Harry is a fantastic help to them at moments like this. Because he's -- you know, I think he's been very helpful to them this week in kind of keeping them -- keeping it light.

They will have been taking the mickey out of each other all week. And I think that will have made -- you know, Harry was away until the start of the week, and that will have made everything easier for William and Kate, I think.

ANDERSON: All right. Good stuff, guys. Stay with us as we move on. It was, of course, a closely-guarded secret, but now the dress has been unveiled. Hamish, you've told us what you think about the gown, of course.

Let me just give the viewers a breakdown with some thoughts from our fashion police on the streets, as it were. Have a listen to this.

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TAMIE STAHL: She's absolutely gorgeous. I think her dress is very Grace Kelly-like, understated. I thought it'd be a little more straight- line, but it's a very nice surprise and it's beautiful.

SEAN BOYLE, THE BRITISH CLUB, SINGAPORE: Oh, brilliant! Classical, simple. Sexy. Well, she's got everything, I mean, let's be fair about it.

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ANDERSON: A very warm welcome back to this special edition of CONNECT THE WORLD. Well, it was the subject of months of speculation and secrecy, and this morning, we did finally get to see it. That's the dress, of course. Hamish Bowles is the European editor of "Vogue."

We've been looking at this, now, all day, pretty much --

BOWLES: Yes.

ANDERSON: -- yes? From the moment that we saw it at 11:00 this morning London time. It's now 8:00 in the evening. What did you think?

BOWLES: I thought it was a triumph. I thought it was, obviously, so thrilling for Sarah Burton, who's a designer that the fashion world have admired so much.

I mean, she's taken the mantle of Alexander McQueen, with whom she worked for 15 years. And she's shown that she can bring a kind of feminine touch to that and to his incredible aesthetic. And I think her collaboration with Catherine was just extraordinary.

ANDERSON: Is it classic?

BOWLES: It's supremely classic. I said earlier that there was a -- there was a little reference to Grace Kelly's wedding dress. But there's also a little bit of Princess Margaret's dress when she married Tony Armstrong-Jones, Norman Hartnell dress.

ANDERSON: Which was a little risque in those days. Yes?

BOWLES: It was -- it was very avant-garde at the time, because it was simple. But even the choice of fabric, the neckline, the covered sleeves. It's very, very similar.

And of course, you know, Kate and Sarah working together, taking it into the 21st century in a very dynamic way.

ANDERSON: Was it important that it wasn't obviously an Alexander McQueen design, that Sarah has been able to move on, as it were.

BOWLES: Well, I think -- I think it shows two things. I think, first of all, it shows Sarah bringing her own femininity to the line. But I think, also, it shows strong collaborative effort. I think there's a lot of Catherine in this dress.

And I think -- I think it's obviously going to have a transformative effect on bridal fashion. I think it's the last time we're going to see a strapless dress in a church for a long time, or a temple, or wherever it might be.

FOSTER: And she --

BOWLES: No bad thing.

FOSTER: -- cracked it. I mean, the pressure on her, and she's done it. Unbelievable.

BOWLES: Yes.

FOSTER: Let's take a closer look at the dress. It was -- I'm an expert on these things, now.

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FOSTER: I mean, it's ridiculous. Bows and dresses.

ANDERSON: Do you remember what your wife wore?

FOSTER: I need to go to a war zone.

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FOSTER: It was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Burton said in this press statement today that she worked closely with Catherine to create the dress, as we're hearing, there, from Hamish.

Now, it featured a heart-shaped neck with a long lace sleeve and a full skirt with --

ANDERSON: Or two sleeves.

FOSTER: -- with a --

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FOSTER: -- a two-meter train.

ANDERSON: Sorry.

FOSTER: Which is, actually, shorter than tradition for Kate. It was meant to evoke an opening flower, the whole dress.

ANDERSON: Shall I do this?

FOSTER: Yes, please.

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FOSTER: You're more authentic on it.

ANDERSON: You look so uncomfortable. It was made with hand-cut English lace and French Chantilly lace. Some of the lacework was done by the Royal School of Needlework. And the whole process was overseen and put together by hand by Sarah Burton and her team.

FOSTER: I want to ask you, Hamish, speaking to the business of the bridal industry, is a whooper. It's massive.

BOWLES: Yes, it really is.

FOSTER: And they have based everything on Princess Grace. That's the archetypal bride --

BOWLES: Right.

FOSTER: As I understand it. And what they're looking for is a replacement, because they're bored of it.

BOWLES: Right.

FOSTER: Have they got it?

BOWLES: I think they very much have, yes. I think -- and also, I think they have an option, because I think that Pippa's dress, also by Sarah Burton at McQueen, would be a sensational wedding dress. If you're not that great, romantic girl who wants the bouffant and the historic drama, you can do that.

ANDERSON: I've got to say, I thought a lot of women may have liked Pippa's dress more than, perhaps --

BOWLES: Well, I think --

FOSTER: They upstaged her?

ANDERSON: Well --

FOSTER: Is that what you're saying?

ANDERSON: No.

BOWLES: That she looked sensational.

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ANDERSON: One hates your bride, usually a bridesmaid in something huge. Do you think she upstaged her sister?

BOWLES: I don't, and I think she looked absolutely sensational. I think Catherine's dress, obviously, was extremely appropriate to the occasion. It couldn't have been more pitch-perfect. It was perfect in the abbey, it's a historic dress, it's a dress that will enter the collections of -- the royal dress collection at Kensington Palace. It will be seen in museums. A totally iconic dress.

I think Pippa's dress a sensationally-cut, extremely flattering dress that a lot of woman are going to look wonderful in variants of, as well.

ANDERSON: Well done, Hamish.

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FOSTER: You'll be on the High Street on Monday.

BOWLES: Absolutely.

FOSTER: An extraordinary day, here, in London, watched by the eyes of the world. Stay with CNN, much more coming up, including a look at the service, the music, the readings, and all those important -- those all- important vows.

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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: -- that you both shall live?

PRINCE WILLIAM: I will.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: Yes, I will.

PRINCE WILLIAM: With this ring, I thee wed.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: I pronounce that they be man and wife together in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is something that we do better than anyone else in the world, pomp and pageantry and ceremony. And apparently 2 billion people are watching this, and, well, look at it. It's great.

TERENCE GERACE, WASHINGTON: We were wowed by the entire ceremony and, of course, the second kiss was perfect. We were hoping for a third, but we're sure there'll be some thirds and fourths in the future.

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ANDERSON: And a very warm welcome back to this special edition of CONNECT THE WORLD. A truly global event earlier today. We're at Buckingham Palace. I'm Becky Anderson.

FOSTER: I'm Max Foster, you're watching CNN's special coverage of a remarkable day, broadcast around the world.

ANDERSON: Well, the beautiful wedding ceremony combined pomp and pageantry with the most personal of touches. And to take us through the ceremony itself, today, we are joined by our colleague, Richard Quest, in the studio. Take it away. It was wonderful.

RICHARD QUEST, CNN CORRESPONDENT: You know, this event, it was said that Catherine Middleton and Prince William had been intimately involved in every aspect of it, from the music to the flowers to the way the abbey was decorated. And when you look at these pictures, you see that's certainly true.

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QUEST: The choice of dress, the choice of uniforms. The whole tenor was designed to be friendly and formal, regal, but not overbearing. The way Harry looked back and smiled, the way William and Catherine looked at each other. Even the queen, with her lemon, I think is the best way to describe her outfit --

ANDERSON: Pastel.

FOSTER: I've heard "champagne."

ANDERSON: Pastel.

FOSTER: Lemon!

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QUEST: It was all designed to be formal, but not threatening.

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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: We are gathered here in the sight of God and in the face of this congregation, to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony. If any man can show any just cause why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter, forever hold his peace.

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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: William Arthur Phillip Louis, wilt thou have this woman to thy wedded wife? To live together according to God's law in the holy estate of matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honor, and keep her, in sickness and in health? And forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her so long as ye both shall live?

PRINCE WILLIAM: I will.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: Catherine Elizabeth, wilt thou have this man to thy wedded husband? To live together according to God's law in the holy estate of matrimony?

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QUEST: What tensions there must be as she has to answer this. Just think about it. You're in their shoes. You've got to say it. And you've got to get the names right. And at the moment, 2 billion people are watching you.

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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: Who giveth this woman to be married to this man?

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QUEST: And look at the father. Nervous, but absolutely reveling in every second of it.

And now, at this moment, this is the bit, Becky.

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PRINCE WILLIAM: I, William Arthur Phillip Louis.

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QUEST: They get the names right.

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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: Take thee, Catherine Elizabeth.

PRINCE WILLIAM: Take thee, Catherine Elizabeth.

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QUEST: But look. This is a family wedding. It is not a state occasion.

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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: For better, for worse.

PRINCE WILLIAM: For better, for worse.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: For richer, for poorer.

PRINCE WILLIAM: For richer, for poorer.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: In sickness and in health.

PRINCE WILLIAM: In sickness and in health.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: To love and to cherish.

PRINCE WILLIAM: To love and to cherish.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: Until death us do part.

PRINCE WILLIAM: Until death us do part.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: According to God's holy law.

PRINCE WILLIAM: According to God's holy law.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And thereto, I give thee my troth.

PRINCE WILLIAM: And thereto, I give thee my troth.

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ANDERSON: How about the eye contact?

QUEST: It's fascinating. This is warm. This is love.

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PRINCESS CATHERINE: I, Catherine Elizabeth.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: Take thee, William Arthur Phillip Louis.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: Take thee, William Arthur Phillip Louis.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: To my wedded husband.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: To my wedded husband.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: To have and to hold from this day forward.

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QUEST: They're talking to each other.

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PRINCESS CATHERINE: To have and to hold from this day forward.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: For better, for worse.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: For better, for worse.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: For richer, for poorer.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: For richer, for poorer.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: In sickness and in health.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: In sickness and in health.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: To love and to cherish.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: To love and to cherish.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: Until death us do part.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: Until death us do part.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: According to God's holy law.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: According to God's holy law.

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QUEST: Ah, this is such good stuff.

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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And thereto, I give thee my troth.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: And thereto, I give thee my troth.

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QUEST: And now, we get to the bit where -- people had thought he was going to forget the ring, by the way. People were taking bets that Harry would forget the ring.

ANDERSON: Or drop it.

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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And grant that he who gives it and she who shall wear it, may remain faithful to each other and abide in thy peace and favor and live together in love until their lives end. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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QUEST: If there was one moment when I thought something was going to go a little bit pear-shaped, this was it.

FOSTER: And it did.

QUEST: Stop that!

FOSTER: They're struggling away.

(QUEST GROWLING)

FOSTER: No.

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PRINCE WILLIAM: With this ring, I thee wed.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: With my body, I thee honor.

PRINCE WILLIAM: With my body, I thee honor.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And all my worldly goods, with thee I share.

PRINCE WILLIAM: And all my worldly goods, with thee I share.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: In the name of the Father.

PRINCE WILLIAM: In the name of the Father.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And of the Son.

PRINCE WILLIAM: And of the Son.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And of the Holy Ghost.

PRINCE WILLIAM: And of the Holy Ghost.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: Amen.

PRINCE WILLIAM: Amen.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: I pronounce --

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QUEST: And now, we have another member of the family.

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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.

JAMES MIDDLETON, CATHERINE'S BROTHER: And to present your bodies as a living sacrifice.

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QUEST: He milked this.

FOSTER: He did well. A lot of pressure.

QUEST: James Middleton milked this for all it was worth.

FOSTER: It's his big sister. In the abbey, becoming a -- HRH.

QUEST: And they're setting on the Cosmati Pavement.

First time we've seen the Cosmati Pavement --

FOSTER: You've been desperate to talk about the Cosmati Pavement, Richard.

(LAUGHTER)

QUEST: No one else cares about it.

ANDERSON: Go on, then. Go on. Tell them. Tell them.

FOSTER: Tell them. Tell the world.

QUEST: Tell all it later. Later. Richard Chartres. I mean, there's no event without Richard Chartres, is there? The Bishop of London. Confirmed William.

ANDERSON: Yes.

QUEST: He spoke at Diana's memorial.

ANDERSON: He didn't have to be there. William wanted him there.

QUEST: Oh, he most certainly did. The precedent -- in fact, the instructions said he didn't have to be there.

(LAUGHTER)

QUEST: But now, on the Cosmati Pavement, just in case I haven't made that clear.

FOSTER: Yes. Just clarify that.

QUEST: Just to clarify it.

(LAUGHTER)

QUEST: Oh, this was the moment. You can't go wrong with "Jerusalem," followed by --

ANDERSON: This is the --

QUEST: -- national anthem.

ANDERSON: -- national anthem.

QUEST: I was standing there commentating, and I just had to --

FOSTER: Yes, it was -- there was -- it was a turning point, wasn't it?

ANDERSON: And, of course, the queen doesn't sing.

QUEST: Well, she doesn't sing that.

FOSTER: That'd be a big vain, wouldn't it? Sings to yourself.

QUEST: She's talking to us --

ANDERSON: That's a good point.

QUEST: Oh, come on! And there's the Cosmati Pavement, just in case you have missed it.

ANDERSON: What do you know about the Cosmati Pavement?

QUEST: The 13th century, did you know? The 13th century, it's after the time when --

FOSTER: You're opening a can of worms, Becky.

QUEST: Definitely.

ANDERSON: Have you finished?

(LAUGHTER)

QUEST: The pictures have. Look, that was -- Come on.

ANDERSON: Wonderful, wonderful.

QUEST: What moment did you cease to cover this and start to feel you were a part of it?

FOSTER: I found -- I reckon the national anthem. It really did -- you know, it felt --

ANDERSON: I think that when the choir -- I think it had something written for them. I think the choirmaster had prepared something for them.

QUEST: Yes, absolutely.

ANDERSON: And it was about halfway through the service, and it was absolutely beautiful.

QUEST: It was the piece by -- it was the piece that was written by the choirmaster of the Westminster Choir. And it was given -- it was given as a present to William and Catherine.

ANDERSON: And this is just part of that.

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(CHORAL MUSIC)

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ANDERSON: How special are they? Look.

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(CHORAL MUSIC)

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ANDERSON: And how about this frame? Magnificent setting.

QUEST: It's a set. Except it's a thousand years old, and it's real.

ANDERSON: It's made for TV, though, isn't it?

QUEST: The camera work was exceptional on this occasion. That shot from the top of the lantern looking down at the checkerboard, where the coronations take place. The choir. The gentlemen in ordinary, the lay vicars, the choristers from both schools. I've been dying to get all this information out.

FOSTER: We're getting you your chance.

QUEST: But I'm --

FOSTER: It's interesting, it's a huge building, obviously, but it's broken up into this areas.

QUEST: Oh, look there, there's a justice secretary.

FOSTER: There he is.

Uh, it is broken up into these areas, so it is not as intimidating as, St. Paul's would be a nightmare, wouldn't it?

QUEST: And that was the beauty of the abbey with this wedding, in these-ah, bless-in these circumstances. It feels like a church, and it is the Royal Family's London church. They have obviously got the Chapel Royal, at St. James'.

ANDERSON: : You know there were 1,600 people in that abbey today. It just felt like a personal wedding. With 1,600 people that is an awful lot of people there.

QUEST: But that was because of William and Catherine. I'm sorry to say, (UNINTELLIGIBLE) that was why. Look, I have seen royal weddings there, which feel like state occasions, but they know each other. You can't escape this fact, it is because they've lived together.

FOSTER: But a wedding is always defined by the sense of closeness of the couple. That is my theory. So it was a great wedding because they are so clearly in love. Don't laugh. Getting emotional now.

(LAUGHTER)

(CROSSTALK)

ANDERSON: I cried today, yes.

FOSTER: Did you?

ANDERSON: I cried today. Remember, you and I were talking about 8:50 this morning, which was about two and a half hours before the wedding began.

QUEST: Oh, look at that! Look at that!

ANDERSON: Oh, that is the shot, isn't it?

QUEST: You saw that. I mean, we won't see this again in our lifetime.

ANDERSON: We will, we'll keep wrapping it.

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: Let's give the people a break for a moment.

ANDERSON: Let's give the viewers a break for the time. Richard, thank you very much indeed. Sorry we have to give him another chance.

QUEST: (UNINTELLIGIBLE)

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: There will be more on his Twitter feed on the (UNINTELLIGIBLE)

ANDERSON: After the ceremony it was time to meet the crowds, wasn't it?

FOSTER: Yes, their journey to Buckingham Palace was of course, in a fairytale. Horse drawn carriage, much more coming up, right here on CNN.

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ANDERSON: Well, 2 billion global viewers, 1 million well-wishers in London, and it is all about two people in love. You are with CNN's special coverage of the Royal Wedding. I'm Becky Anderson.

FOSTER: I'm Max Foster. We are with you live from Buckingham Palace, where right now Prince William and his bride, Kate, best friends and their family are set to party through the night.

ANDERSON: And it was the day, though, that produced the iconic moments, from the dress, to the service, to the celebrations, and of course, the global reaction. It all started in the morning with pledges of love and devotion between Prince William and his bride, Kate Middleton, in a 1,000-year old coronation church.

"Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire." With those words, the Bishop of London summed up what the prince and his university sweetheart have been doing ever since they announced this would be their day, and then, invited the whole world.

FOSTER: With an estimated 1 million of the couples' fans thronging the streets of London, around Westminster Abbey, the big talking point was, no surprise, the bride's dress. Her white satin and lace gown was designed by Sarah Burton, of the Alexander McQueen fashion house, as touted. But they still kept it secret.

The prince told his bride, "You look beautiful." When she arrived at the high alter.

ANDERSON: Bells rang out, over Central London and flag waving crowds roared their approval of the newlyweds. Especially when the couple appeared in the royal carriage procession after, such a wonderful start. What lies ahead for the couple that has enchanted the world.

FOSTER: We are joined by royal contributor Mark Saunders, who has been with us throughout, of course, over the last week, and weeks. We are also joined by journalist and royalist Penny Junor, who has written about the Windsors.

Penny, you have seen these events unfold, the closest parallel is William's parents, of course.

PENNY JUNOR, JOURNALIST, ROYALIST: Absolutely.

FOSTER: What stood out for you today?

JUNOR: The stark differences. I mean, huge similarities. There was a great sense from people of sort of my generation, who saw the original wedding, of deja vu, you know? I mean, the pomp and ceremony that the monarchy rolls out on these occasions, is incredible. And it is very similar. You know, 30 years ago, not a lot has changed. But the difference, for me, was the intimacy that there seemed to be, despite there being, you know, 2,000 people in Westminster Abbey. That couple, actually, it could have been a small church wedding.

ANDERSON: Mark?

MARK SAUNDERS, CNN ROYAL CONTRIBUTOR: Well, I couldn't agree more. That is what I was going to say. The intimacy, because we have been planning this for months. And we've been reading all these notes. And this is going to do this at 10:30, and at 10:30, and it all happened exactly as they said it would.

FOSTER: And it felt right.

SAUNDERS: Absolutely. Yes.

ANDERSON: Well, that was the ceremony, Britain wowed the world, then with a glorious show of pageantry. But it also made room for romance, especially during that royal carriage procession. Take a closer look at that.

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QUEST: I didn't really think that they were (UNINTELLIGIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, no, they did. And there-I mean, what I love also, is the fact that they are smiling, and they seem so relaxed.

(LAUGHTER)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You know, you have 2 billion people that are watching this.

FOSTER: Composed. It is as if she knew what she was doing.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She looks as though she's been doing this all her life.

FOSTER: Yes.

ANDERSON: This, of course, was a significant carriage that awaited them when they left the abbey.

JUNOR: Well, it was the carriage, of course, that took Charles and Diana on their return from St. Paul's.

SAUNDERS: And the colors-I know, I'm not a fashion expert-but-

FOSTER: You are now, Mark.

SAUNDERS: It was those colors, it was the red interior, the white of the dress, and the Blues and Royals behind them on horseback.

ANDERSON: Do you know what struck me? All day, every time you saw the queen, she had a broad, beaming smile.

JUNOR: Absolutely.

FOSTER: And we overheard her, didn't we? Saying-

SAUNDERS: "It was amazing."

FOSTER: That is pretty unheard of, isn't it?

JUNOR: Yes. But the other thing I noticed was that did you see how she greeted Prince Charles, when she arrived in the church, at the Abbey. She gave him a kiss.

SAUNDERS: Yes, I noticed that. Yes.

ANDERSON: How terribly un-British!

JUNOR: And the Duchess of York gave the Duke of Edinburgh a kiss. And actually this display of emotion, and affection, is something that is absolutely new to the royal family.

SAUNDERS: And later on, on the balcony.

ANDERSON: And very modern.

JUNOR: It is William. It is actually, it is Diana's influence, truth be known.

SAUNDERS: (UNINTELLIGIBLE) on the balcony, Harry and the Duke of Edinburgh. They were like old mates.

JUNOR: But they are very close. They are very close.

ANDERSON: This, for our worldwide viewers, must have been absolutely spectacular. This is the procession back from the abbey to Buckingham Palace. And this is where the crowds lined the streets. There had been people who waited four days and camped out for this, Penny.

JUNOR: Absolutely. You know, it hasn't been the nicest weather. I have never seen such a cheerful lot of people. These kind of occasions bring out the best, absolutely the best. I was going to say in the British, but actually, it is totally international on there tonight.

ANDERSON: I can tell you, I was in the crowd, on The Mall, and we saw them come past today. And it literally was like the U.N. down there. I was talking to people who had flown here from Australia, for this event, and had camped out. From Venezuela, from the Gambia, from all over the world. So, you know, when we say it is a terribly British event, perhaps people enjoyed it for that reason, but as you say, a very international one.

SAUNDERS: You noticed how the British were ruling the roost down there, though?

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON: They were.

FOSTER: I saw a Canadian group pretty dominant, as well.

SAUNDERS: Yes, the British had the flasks and the-this, this-

FOSTER: So, they are going in for the reception here.

SAUNDERS: Yes.

FOSTER: As the carriages come in.

SAUNDERS: And the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, this must be one of the-they must have been so happy today.

FOSTER: That is what she said.

SAUNDERS: It all worked so well.

FOSTER: She turned to the camera almost, and said, "It's amazing." Which is amazing.

JUNOR: We forget, we forget that they are in their 80s.

SAUNDERS: Yes. 90 this year, yes.

JUNOR: The Queen is 85 and he's going to be 90.

SAUNDERS: Yes.

JUNOR: And they are hopping about like-

SAUNDERS: Well, it be the last really big event, couldn't it, for them? I mean, I hope there are many more. But they have done-

(CROSSTALK)

SAUNDERS: so well, they have done such a magnificent job, the Duke and the Queen.

JUNOR: And you know one of the-

SAUNDERS: They deserve today.

JUNOR: I absolutely agree.

ANDERSON: Do you think it was difficult for Camilla, today, Penny?

JUNOR: No. No, I think-well, I mean, yes and no. Of course, I think she carried it off very well. I think she looked lovely. But I think that the fact that-that William and Kate chose one of her grandchildren, as was one of the bridesmaids, I think is a very good indicator.

ANDERSON: Look at those crowds. Sorry, we just come off the shot. I mean, the crowds, we were told to expect about a half a million people, and we were told that maybe 2 million were leaving the country, it is a long Easter break, of course. We learnt after the event, that there had been a million people on The Mall, itself, and another million I think in Hyde Park. That is 2 million out in the streets of London.

FOSTER: Is that bigger than Diana?

JUNOR: No, I don't think it is.

SAUNDERS: About the same. Roughly the same.

JUNOR: I think it is about the same.

SAUNDERS: I mean, this really was-I said last night, this was the sequel. But it really does feel that way. Because the first one was incredible, we forget now, how good-forget about what happened afterward. We forget how good the day was. And I felt that today is that same feeling now. That we've done it. We have achieved it.

FOSTER: Yes, yes. The Brits are proud today, you can feel it.

ANDERSON: Yes, I know. I actually have goose bumps.

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: It's getting emotional. Standby.

ANDERSON: I'm getting emotional. Mark, stay with us. I know, Penny, you have to go. But thank you very much indeed.

FOSTER: What a crowd.

SAUNDERS: Thank you.

ANDERSON: Thank you for joining us.

FOSTER: The day has gone swimmingly. Apart from a couple of minor things. Prince William had a bit of a moment trying to squeeze the bride's ring on her finger. That was my favorite moment of the day.

And then, I want to take you to look at this video of an escaping police horse.

ANDERSON: This wasn't good, was it? Now, you'll look quite carefully, in a second you'll see a horse charging through the procession with no rider. Now, in slow motion, again, here is the runaway horse. Let's get that again.

FOSTER: Where is the rider?

ANDERSON: Clearly it wasn't up for the journey to Buckingham Palace.

FOSTER: But it is unfair to point a problem out on what was an incredibly complicated set up for the military.

ANDERSON: Yes.

FOSTER: And how brilliantly they did.

ANDERSON: And it was the exception that proved the rule, of course, it was brilliantly done today.

While hundreds of die-hard fans pitched up along the royal route days in advance to make sure they had the best seats in the house. CNN's Phil Hart camped out with them for two days and nights. And as the happy couple left Westminster Abbey, he wanted to know, was it worth it?

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(CROWD CHEERING)

PHIL HAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, there you have it, after months of eager anticipation, they are now officially the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

This happy camper camped out for the past two days.

Was it worth it?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Absolutely. It has been a fantastic time, met lots of great people. The atmosphere is amazing. It's a really great day. Really great day.

HAN: And Babs, you camped out since yesterday. What was it like just seeing these guys just pass.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Just seeing them pass was amazing. I'm crying. I'm trying not to cry, anyway. I've had a fabulous time. I had no sleep. I've met some great people and we have had a lovely couple of days.

HAN: And why is this so important to you?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I wanted to come and see Charles and Di many, many years ago, but I lived too far away. And my parents would never bring me. So, I brought my two children here. And we have had a fabulous two days.

HAN: And you camped out since yesterday. What has it been like?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It has been absolutely wonderful. Absolute treat.

HAN: Was it worth it?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I've met great people. Absolutely. Absolutely. We are the envy of the world.

(LAUGHTER)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Our country is the envy of the world, believe me. And lovely people.

HAN: Would you guys do it again? That is the all-important question.

(CROSSTALK)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We are going to meet up.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We have already made our plans, yeah? Yeah.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is the Queen's jubilee.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Jubilee. Yes, yes. So we are going to meet here.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Here the same spot that we had this year. We'll have another gin palace. Well, have another tea party.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And we'll have (UNINTELLIGIBLE)

(CROSSTALK)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And you are also welcome to join us.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Absolutely.

HAN: Well, there you have it. I can tell you with two guys, for the past two nights, and like they said, I think it was totally worth it. That is it. I'm Phil Han, for CNN, saying good night.

(CHEERS)

(END VIDEOTAPE)

ANDERSON: I met that crowd with Phil, about 48 hours ago.

FOSTER: You were (UNINTELLIGIBLE) weren't you?

ANDERSON: I was swept along. They had been there, I don't know, for about a day and a half at that point, but they were still going.

FOSTER: You really came alive then. The crowd surged forward with Becky amongst them toward Buckingham Palace to catch the magical moment, which is?

ANDERSON: The kiss, of course. Much more on that and how it sparked a day of massive celebrations. You are watching a special edition of CONNECT THE WORLD, with me, Becky Anderson, and my colleague Max Foster. Stay with CNN.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So, on behalf of the Catlin Ice Base, here up in the Arctic, I'd just like to propose a toast to the royal couple, William and Catherine. Three cheers for our couple. Hip-hip.

IN UNISON: Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

(END VIDEO CLIP)

FOSTER: No one was spared. The Royal Wedding festivities there at the top of the world. No shortage of ice there, with the champagne. These explorers near the North Pole, watched the celebrations unfold here in London. Technology is pretty incredible.

ANDERSON: Right. A day to remember. Welcome back. I'm Becky Anderson, at Buckingham Palace.

FOSTER: I'm Max Foster. You are watching CNN's special coverage of Prince William's wedding to Catherine Middleton.

ANDERSON: Well, it was a double thrill for the crowd as the happy couple appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. They kissed, not once, but twice, to huge cheers from hundreds of thousands of well-wishers. And then, RAF planes flew past in honor of the newlyweds.

Let's bring in our Royal Contributor Mark Saunders and Tessa Mayes.

Tessa, how about it? Was it what we wanted? Was it what you wanted?

(LAUGHTER)

TESSA MAYES, CNN ROYAL CONTRIBUTOR: Well, I was here for the Charles and Diana wedding. And it actually brought back very fond memories of that. Because you just see lots of happy faces. And of course the images of two people, very much in love, and it is sweet, isn't it?

FOSTER: A double kiss?

(LAUGHTER)

MAYES: Why not?

(LAUGHTER)

MAYES: Well, in a modern age, you know, things are a bit raunchier.

FOSTER: Diana invented the kiss, didn't she?

SAUNDERS: Well, let's not forget.

MAYES: It was Charles.

SAUNDERS: Prince Charles turned to the Queen, and asked permission. He said, is it OK? Then they kissed. So, you could say it is a pretty contrived kiss, whereas this afternoon's it was so spontaneous.

FOSTER: All hell is breaking loose on the balcony these days.

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON: You see, I felt a little shortchanged by the first one. So then the crowd, and I was there, were shouting again, kiss. And so they- well, I don't know how long it is going to take for us to get these shots. The real surprise.

SAUNDERS: If I had been the photographer I'd have missed it. Because I did, I missed it.

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: Oh, really?

SAUNDERS: And I'm looking for it, waiting for it.

ANDERSON: Yes. Listen, what happened at this point, and I was in amongst it, they opened the barriers and the crowd was allowed to surge towards the palace, as they came out.

FOSTER: Stand by. A bit of a discussion before hand, as I remember.

SAUNDERS: Surely it was longer than that. It wasn't that quick.

ANDERSON: (UNINTELLIGIBLE) What do you think?

SAUNDERS: I'm probably going to miss it second time around.

FOSTER: Keep watching there.

MAYES: I actually think-here we go, here we go.

ANDERSON: All right. We've rewound.

(LAUGHTER)

We've missed it a third time.

FOSTER: Yes, there weren't four, so you know.

MAYES: Lots of waving.

FOSTER: It is when to pick your moment, isn't it? Think about it William.

SAUNDERS: Yes, I think he'll do it quickly though. It is not expected.

FOSTER: There we go.

SAUNDERS: No.

FOSTER: Oh. Come on, Catherine.

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON: It didn't happen, in fact, until the family has actually join them out there, with Harry, of course, on the right. And Pippa, they look quite nice.

FOSTER: That is the next royal wedding, isn't it?

(LAUGHTER)

(CROSSTALK)

MAYES: I'd put money on that, yes.

SAUNDERS: Wasn't Harry Mr. Macho today. I mean, he really looked good.

FOSTER: Yes.

MAYES: I love her dress as well. She has a really delicate frame, it really shows off (INAUDIBLE)

(CROWDS CHEERING)

SAUNDERS: Who was it that designed Pippa's dress?

MAYES: That I don't know, actually, but that obviously (INAUDIBLE).

They were both different from the Queen.

ANDERSON: And so there is the crowds, I was sort of lost in the crowd there.

FOSTER: There is Becky.

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON: They were all shoving, the crowds.

Come on, now, guys.

IN UNISON: Yeah!

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: That was the first one. So, on the -so one to 10, how does that rate?

MAYES: Short and sweet, but very sweet.

ANDERSON: Let me tell you, I was among this crowd. And like I say, I think people felt a bit shortchanged.

FOSTER: Oh, really?

ANDERSON: In fact, the roar went up for again, again, and again. And eventually they did do it again. And it was a little bit more lingering the second time. I don't know if we've got that.

FOSTER: See, I don't think that is appropriate; a lingering royal kiss.

SAUNDERS: Well, do you remember the embarrassment of Fergie and Andrew?

FOSTER: Yeah! It was a bit-yeah.

SAUNDERS: Yeah. But this is great.

FOSTER: There we go. Another chance.

MAYES: There it is, is that it?

FOSTER: Oh.

MAYES: Yeah.

(CROSSTALK)

MAYES: That was on the money, wasn't it?

FOSTER: So the crowd was happy with that one were they?

ANDERSON: And look at this. I mean this is really spectacular. Mark?

SAUNDERS: Well, that is a Lancaster, and a Hurricane and Spitfire, isn't it?

FOSTER: Yes.

SAUNDERS: And the noise, as it went over, was incredible. Almost as loud as the (INAUDIBLE)

ANDERSON: And for those who thought what the fly past was all about, of course it was followed by some more modern planes. I'm not sure if we have those.

FOSTER: Flying over their own man.

SAUNDERS: Yes, because of William being in the RAF. This must have been such a special moment for them. But there were so many RAF personnel here today. And they spoke with such pride. Because he rally seems to be just one of the boys. I wonder if he is in his job now, I don't think he'll be able to continue.

FOSTER: He invited all 40 people he works with in Anglesey.

SAUNDERS: Yes, and it really came across as if he was just one of the chaps. They seem sad. I think they realize they are going to be losing him soon.

ANDERSON: Tess, how do you feel as the doors close?

MAYES: Oh, I wanted more, actually. But I Think the crowd did, too. You know, I was there from 6:00 in the morning, but I did get sleep, but they're out there all knight. And they really wanted to draw but they got- oh, look at that!

FOSTER: What does it say to you, Tessa?

MAYES: Well, you know, it is quite low-key isn't it? I mean, they are trying to-

FOSTER: They look almost like an ordinary couple, there.

ANDERSON: Let me remind our viewers, for those who don't know, that is an Aston-Martin. And it belongs to his father.

MAYES: Well, not everyone does have an Austin-Martin.

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: No, not that ordinary. I take that back.

MAYES: It does look small and old fashioned, doesn't it?

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: But that is going to be a new tradition, don't you reckon?

ANDERSON: What, and Aston-Martin?

FOSTER: Just driving back to (INAUDIBLE) after. That is what Harry is going to do.

(CROSSTALK)

SAUNDERS: Well, Chelsea was there, though, today.

FOSTER: Was she?

SAUNDERS: So she might not like-

FOSTER: OK, Harry's on/off girlfriend, right?

SAUNDERS: And Chelsea (INAUDIBLE) didn't she?

MAYES: She did, yes. I mean, the fashion wedding, was amazing actually.

ANDERSON: Just reminding our viewers that they drove from Buckingham Palace back up to Saint James's House where I believe they have the-they have a suite? What do they call it?

SAUNDERS: They have a suite at Clarence House, just up road from us here. Uh, and they must have sat on the sofa and just gone, whoosh! We did it.

ANDERSON: You know what they had to get through a reception held by the queen after that, for 600 people. And following that, the party that is now going on, which is a private function; 300 of their mates, effectively, which is being hosted by Prince Charles.

If I had been Kate, today, which of course I would never have been. But if I had been Kate, I don't know how you feel about this, Tessa. I would have just gone, I don't want to do it anymore. I don't know how much sleep she had. But you know, the idea of having to do two parties.

SAUNDERS: There is a big gap, as well.

ANDERSON: Yes.

MAYES: I think most brides go through that, don't they? Everyone in the wedding does that. But I wonder how much sleep she had the night before. Probably not that much, nerves-but on your wedding day, you have an immense adrenaline. Never mind the whole world needs you and the world population sort of catching a glimpse of your private moment, your private wedding. It is quite something to be at the center of all that.

ANDERSON: Stay with us, chaps. I think we are going to take a very short break, and we'll be back after this.

You're turn. Let's not, then.

FOSTER: Is it? I thought-

ANDERSON: No?

FOSTER: Let's talk about Kate.

ANDERSON: All right, come on then.

FOSTER: We still have a bit of expertise in this area, as well.

ANDERSON: Oh, well.

FOSTER: So, I filmed with Fiona Cairns. She put together these decorations. But we weren't allowed to get a sense of what the papers is going to look like. And that it. Fiona Cairns is very, very famous in society circles. I'm sure, Becky Anderson has had a Fiona Cairns cake, at one of her events. Fruit cake, and that is it. We're going to talk about it after the break.

But there is another one, a little twist to this wedding.

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(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SIMON O'CONNER, MONARCHY NEW ZEALAND: We have had a fantastic night here, in New Zealand. We have had hundreds of guests turn up to our function in Auckland, to celebrate the marriage of William and Catherine.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I came here just to have fun and to watch this beautiful ceremony, because the Royal Family is like something to pull traditions, that Kate has and I think it is wonderful that we still have traditions.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

ANDERSON: A picture perfect wedding watched by 2 billion well-wishers around the world.

I'm Becky Anderson outside Buckingham Palace.

FOSTER: I'm Max Foster, with Becky Anderson. You are watching CNN's special coverage of the day, William and Kate became the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge.

ANDERSON: The Royal Wedding was the most anticipated celebration in Britain, for decades, but you didn't need an invitation to take part in the fun. Our Atika Shubert joined revelers at one of the many street parties held across the country.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (On camera): What better way to celebrate the Royal Wedding, than with another great British tradition, the street party. It has the red, white, and blue bunting. A long table, the flags, and perhaps, the best part, are the dresses. People have been coming here with sparkling tiaras, with full gown, wedding dresses. It is just a whole lot of fun. And people are watching the wedding on the screen. They have been cheering when the vows are said, when the kiss has been done. Singing along with the hymns, in fact it is a bit like everybody actually at the wedding. Except, of course, without all the pomp and circumstance, and a whole lot more fun. Atika Schubert, CNN, London.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

ANDERSON: Well, it was a day full of celebration and majesty and jubilation.

FOSTER: Yes, just stay with us, right through the next hour. Plenty more coming up on CNN, live from here at Buckingham Palace.

ANDERSON: All the best bits, more analysis from special guests, and reaction from you, whether you were here in London or watching around the world. Stay with us.

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ANDERSON: And a very warm welcome back.

FOSTER: To the wedding of the century.

(SINGING)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: Forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as you both shall live.

PRINCE WILLIAM: I do.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: I do.

PRINCE WILLIAM: With this ring, I thee wed.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: I pronounce that they be man and wife together, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.

(SINGING)

FOSTER: Max Foster and Becky Anderson for you live from Buckingham Palace, where they're partying into the night.

ANDERSON: They absolutely are.

Joining us here, though, in the studio -- we didn't get invites, that's the only reason we're here -- our CNN contributor and royal biographer Mark Saunders, of course, you'll recognize him.

And joining us tonight, James Fallon, the editor of "Women's Wear Daily".

Thank you, chaps.

Guests at the service, of course, including celebrities, dignitaries, of course, members of the royal family and the couple's friends.

Let's talk a look at who had an invite and what they were wearing. And I'm going to need you to talk us through some of this.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Sure.

(MUSIC)

ANDERSON: This is right at the beginning of the day, before we saw those who were invited beginning to go into the Abbey.

FALLON: Well, basically, you had Mr. Beckham holding his top hat, since he couldn't get it onto his hair. And his wife in her own design. So -- and lovely hat.

FOSTER: She pulled it off, though, didn't she?

FALLON: She did.

FOSTER: She was

(CROSSTALK)

FALLON: No, no. Although her shoes were very sky high.

FOSTER: Right.

(CROSSTALK)

ANDERSON: -- had a boot on her -- for her, yes?

FALLON: And then Samantha Cameron, who looked lovely in a Burberry London dress, but, of course, made a major faux pas by not wearing a hat. So that caused something of a (INAUDIBLE).

(CROSSTALK)

FOSTER: They're clearly modernizing.

FALLON: Yes, exactly. So she is the conservative prime minister's wife. And, you know, the men generally went either two ways -- military, hence the two princes and their father, or traditional in the morning suit with either the dove coat -- dove gray waist coat or the cream-colored body.

And the ties were sort of the -- the one little personal statement.

SAUNDERS: The Irish guard uniform that William is wearing was in somewhat contrast into the Blues and Royals that -- that -- that Harry was wearing. So that's --

FOSTER: He could have had that one, though, couldn't he, is that right?

SAUNDERS: Yes, that's right. He could have done them. But -- but I think it worked really well. David Beckham had his medal on the wrong side.

FALLON: Yes.

SAUNDERS: Which I -- you --

ANDERSON: David Beckham had a medal?

SAUNDERS: Yes, he had -- he's got an OBE.

ANDERSON: Oh, he's got an OBE. Of course he has. Yes.

SAUNDERS: Yes. You wear the medal on the right hand side if you're wearing --

FOSTER: I think it's just so unfair.

SAUNDERS: Yes --

FOSTER: So many people are criticizing him for that.

SAUNDERS: But, no, I think it's -- it should be pointed out.

FOSTER: He spent so long on his hair and everyone's talking about his medal.

SAUNDERS: Yes, but we don't want people -- you can wear it on your right-hand side if you're wearing it at something else --

ANDERSON: Oh, dear.

SAUNDERS: We don't want people to be upset because --

FOSTER: OK.

FALLON: Right.

(CROSSTALK)

FOSTER: What about the hats?

FALLON: The hats were generally traditional, although you had --

FOSTER: What?

FALLON: -- either ones --

(CROSSTALK)

ANDERSON: -- what did you see --

(CROSSTALK)

ANDERSON: Sorry.

FALLON: I was going to say, you had Beatrice and Eugenia, who sort of took Egyptian

FOSTER: They are the new royals.

FALLON: Camilla's looked lovely. The queen's looked lovely. And Carole Middleton's, you know, generally classic. The queen wearing primrose yellow so she could be spotted.

FOSTER: I don't know who this one is.

FALLON: That looks like -- that's the queen, yes.

(LAUGHTER)

FALLON: So, you know, yellow was the color that the -- most of the punters expected her to wear. And so she was (INAUDIBLE) --

ANDERSON: Why was that?

(INAUDIBLE).

ANDERSON: Why is that?

FALLON: Because she generally wears a color where you're going to see here wherever you -- you're 20 miles away and you'll spot the queen. It's --

ANDERSON: So nobody else is allowed to wear yellow?

FALLON: Well, you're sort of allowed to wear yellow, but she tends to go for bright colors so the crowds can spot her.

ANDERSON: Right.

FALLON: But it, you know, it's a traditional outfit for the queen. I mean she doesn't look really any different than she usually does (INAUDIBLE).

SAUNDERS: But as protocol dictates, though, the people that are immediately with the queen do say what they will be wearing --

FOSTER: Exactly. Pippa sort of stole the day.

FALLON: Well, that is the feeling, that Pippa sort of stole a bit from her sister.

FOSTER: Really?

FALLON: A little bit.

FOSTER: I was just ribbing you.

FALLON: I mean she -- no, I mean it -- it is, you know, it's a beautiful Alexander McQueen dress, again --

FOSTER: OK --

FALLON: Very classic. And then --

FOSTER: Take us through the moment.

FALLON: But you have the arrival of the bride. And it was a very interesting dress, because the top half -- and I think they probably thought about this -- was slightly different than the bottom half. So when she got into the car --

FOSTER: Oh.

FALLON: -- you had a dress that looked one way, yet unbelievably beautiful, with the long lace sleeves

ANDERSON: Now, I've spoken to a number of women today who said that that was a mistake.

FALLON: I don't think it was a mistake. I'm not a woman --

(CROSSTALK)

FALLON: -- as you can tell.

ANDERSON: OK. But you -- you can have an opinion, of course.

FALLON: Yes. But it sort of worked. And it -- it was a classic dress that was still Kate Middleton, modern, not edgy McQueen and obviously made none of the faux pas that Diana's dress made 30 years ago.

So it sort of referenced the past, but yet in a modern way. The train worked.

FOSTER: Yes, we get to see it here.

FALLON: Yes.

FOSTER: So what were you expecting, hoping, at this point?

FALLON: I think you sort of expected a lot more lace at the bottom of the dress.

FOSTER: OK.

FALLON: You sort of expected it to hold -- carry through.

ANDERSON: And that was my point.

(CROSSTALK)

ANDERSON: I think people felt it was sort of -- there wasn't enough there. It was so beautiful on the top that it needed some of that on the bottom.

FALLON: But, yet, you know, the designers we've spoken to, who universally have raved about the dress --

ANDERSON: I loved it.

FALLON: -- have made the point that it -- it's very Princess Grace looking in that way. And, you know, again, the train, came out of the car, was very impactful up the aisle of the Abbey, but didn't need 20 people to carry it down the aisle.

ANDERSON: What shocked me, at this point, was that Pippa's dress was almost designed to hold the train.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Correct.

(CROSSTALK)

ANDERSON: She looked absolutely fantastic.

SAUNDERS: With her figure --

ANDERSON: Yes.

SAUNDERS: But with her figure, from behind --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Right.

FALLON: -- it was almost like a Disney cartoon --

FOSTER: Yes. Yes.

FALLON: -- in the way that everything is perfectly proportioned. But I mean my knowledge of fashion is limited. And I thought it was a beautiful --

FOSTER: Yes.

FALLON: -- beautiful dress.

FOSTER: Yes, well, and it will -- it will be an iconic wedding dress.

And I learned today that the veils are very hard to get right and (INAUDIBLE) to hang right, is that correct?

FALLON: Yes, very.

FOSTER: And this is perfection, I'm told?

FALLON: It -- it's perfection, A, because, again, it's her. It's modern, yet classic. And you didn't see William having to kind of what do I do with it --

ANDERSON: Sure.

FALLON: -- when I raise it finally. So it -- it -- as an outfit and an ensemble and, as you say, with Pippa's dress and everything, it was perfection. I mean they really couldn't have done it better, in a way.

ANDERSON: And there you see it. That's the veil.

FALLON: -- who designed the veil?

Was it designed by --

(CROSSTALK)

FALLON: I mean they -- they would have known beforehand what tiara she was getting and so they would have worked that way.

FOSTER: Do we know, Mark, which one it is?

FALLON: No. I don't.

FALLON: It's -- it was a gift -- it was a gift from the queen. It's borrowed from the queen, given to the queen when she was Princess Elizabeth. And it's a Cartier tiara basically.

FALLON: Because there's speculation it could have been the George III tiara.

FOSTER: Yes.

FALLON: But that was (INAUDIBLE).

FOSTER: I've got these visions of Kate plunging the safe for a tiara --

FALLON: I'll take this one -- I'll take --

ANDERSON: What's wrong with you, young man? I cannot believe this.

(CROSSTALK)

FOSTER: Does she?

FALLON: No, it was borrowed. No.

(CROSSTALK)

FOSTER: -- they should say you can have this one or that one.

ANDERSON: There's something borrowed, something blue.

SAUNDERS: Right. And the blue, which they sew the piece of fabric, old fabric, into the -- into the hem of the dress.

FOSTER: What did you think?

SAUNDERS: Yes. And the new were the earrings, so, right.

FOSTER: And they were given by the parents?

FALLON: By the parents. Yes.

ANDERSON: We're going to take a very short break.

Stay with us, guys, of course.

FOSTER: All eyes on the bride, the commoner, who married her prince.

ANDERSON: Stay with us. We are going to talk about the fairy tale and that dress with James, up next.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MARSHA FISHER: I think the dress was beautiful, elegant and perfect for her personality.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Any wedding, of course, I saw emotional, especially when it comes to people like these. The bride is the future queen. So, yes, it's very interesting and very emotional.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

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(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

KAREN PARKS: I went up to the wedding because I think that's the ultimate fairy tale. And I think that they have -- Prince William and now Princess Catherine will give the world inspiration because I think they truly love each other and adore each other.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm getting married this year and I always thought I didn't want to have a big family. And this has actually made me more excited about getting married. And I'm quite a (INAUDIBLE) person. So I mean it's going to have an effect on me. I mean I'm actually quite surprised.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

FOSTER: Everyone wants to get married now, don't they?

There's going to be a rush.

ANDERSON: For a dress.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She's wearing that dress.

ANDERSON: It's one of the most talked about aspects of any wedding, of course, but perhaps this one more than most. We're talking about the dress, of course.

Reaction pouring in from all over the world.

James Fallon is the editor of "Women's Wear Daily".

Is it a classic?

FALLON: It will be a classic. And it's probably being knocked off as we speak, basically, in one format or another.

FOSTER: Is it easy to knock off?

FALLON: Elements of it are. I mean, of course, the lace will be almost impossible to recreate in the exact same way. The veil will be very difficult. I mean how many brides can afford a, you know, 28 foot train. But I mean the sleeves, the sort of overall cut of it will be very much influential. And what you have to remember, again, is it very much is Kate Middleton's style. It is not a -- it's not -- it does not dominate her. And so she clearly worked closely with the designer.

FOSTER: OK. What --

ANDERSON: Tell us about the designer.

FALLON: Well, Sarah Burton has been at McQueen almost since the beginning, worked very closely with the late Alexander McQueen and has really taken over the house since his suicide two years ago -- a year ago, excuse me, and has had two collections. So she's been pushing the house forward with her own style, slightly more feminine, slightly softer, but maintaining its signature.

And what's unusual is the -- the top of it is very much McQueen. I mean it's that fitted construction, beautiful craftsmanship. And then you get the feminine side of the sort of bottom half of it and the train and the veil.

ANDERSON: I mean that -- that bodice is -- I mean it's Lady Gaga but form soft.

FALLON: Exactly. Very much. But if that is the kind of construction that he -- that the house is known for.

FOSTER: Well, it's a standby from the show (ph).

FALLON: Exactly.

FOSTER: Vote.com has rounded up reaction to the dress from top designers --

(CROSSTALK)

FOSTER: -- and overall, it was a smashing success.

FALLON: Yes.

FOSTER: They're all agreeing. You're all agreed, aren't you?

Karl Lagerfeld called Kate very elegant and the dress classic. Bruce Oldfield touted to have done the dress.

Kept quiet, you know, very sneakily.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

FOSTER: He -- he called the gown appropriately traditional.

Other designers call it beautiful, refined, regal. But designer Elie Saab found room for improvement, would you believe, saying she would have liked a little extra volume and a longer train.

What on earth is she talking about?

FALLON: Well, a longer train would have been difficult, but I think everyone -- every designer is going to have their own way of doing it. And I think what Kate managed to do with Sarah Burton was, again, make the dress her own, as opposed to being a -- a designer dress and it's like here, you wear it.

ANDERSON: And I know that you've rounded up reaction from designers on "Women's Wear Daily," as well.

FALLON: Yes.

ANDERSON: What was just the overall sense?

FALLON: The overall sense was that it was a classic, it was beautiful, it was wonderful and it was perfect for the day. It was perfect for a princess-to-be.

FOSTER: Great.

ANDERSON: James, we appreciate your time.

We thank you very much, indeed.

FALLON: Thank you.

ANDERSON: We could watch these pictures all night.

FOSTER: We didn't even get to the bridesmaids now, the little girls, who were so --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

FOSTER: (INAUDIBLE).

Anyway, it's time.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

FOSTER: The next royal wedding --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

FOSTER: Harry's --

An estimated two billion people tuned in around the world to see the dress and to see Catherine join her prince on the high altar at Westminster (INAUDIBLE).

ANDERSON: Much more on the wedding ceremony in just a moment, from the nerves and the vows to the cheers.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: So long as ye both shall live.

PRINCE WILLIAM: I will.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: I will.

PRINCE WILLIAM: With this ring I thee wed.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: I pronounce that they be man and wife together, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

FOSTER: Well, something we never thought we would see on air, certainly not at a royal wedding. This is -- yes, it is a cartwheeling verger. It's true.

I mean what on earth was going on?

Celebrating the big day and perhaps released everything at once with (INAUDIBLE). A member of the Westminster Abbey staff takes to the red carpet. Just look at him go. I can't see this enough.

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: It's got to be viral by now, isn't it?

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: It's his expression, as well. It's all on camera.

ANDERSON: Welcome back.

You're watching CNN's continuing coverage -- special coverage, indeed, of the royal wedding.

I'm Becky Anderson just outside Buckingham Palace for you.

FOSTER: I'm Max Foster. We are reliving the highlights and talking to special guests for the best analysis for you. And, of course, finding out how you, the viewers, took part in this truly global event.

ANDERSON: That's right. We're living at large. Before the dancing verger, we, of course, had the ceremony.

And for more on that, I'm joined again by Mr. Richard Quest.

FOSTER: Have you seen that before?

QUEST: What, the ceremony?

FOSTER: No, the dancing verger.

QUEST: Yes, I've seen the dancing verger. I just want to know who he is and what he thought he was up to and whether he's got a job tonight.

FOSTER: Yes.

QUEST: Listen, every time I see this ceremony, something else comes to my mind and I see it as a moment, another look. And, you know me, I'm hardly one of these people who are -- who's sort of wear thy heart on my sleeve.

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON: I can't think of anybody more emotional than you.

(LAUGHTER)

QUEST: Let us --

ANDERSON: You were looking forward to it?

QUEST: Of course I was looking forward to it. I've looked forward to this for months, for years. Let's enjoy, please, with me, this particular moment.

(VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: That is a moment when he says, wait until you see what's coming down the aisle.

FOSTER: Yes.

QUEST: When Harry says that. This is a family event. Even the queen managed to look happy. But look at it, the couple, the focus. It --

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

REV. DR. JOHN HALL, DEAN OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY: We are gathered here in the sight of God and in the face of this congregation to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony. If any man --

(END VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: Those words are said at the start of every wedding and you'd think there might be something different with a royal wedding of an heir to the throne. But, nope, the archbishop just goes straight in with those normal.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: William Arthur Philip Louis, wilt thou have this woman to thy wedded wife, to live together according to God's law in the holy estate of matrimony with thou love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health and forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her so long as ye both shall live?

PRINCE WILLIAM: I will.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: Yes.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: Catherine Elizabeth, whilst thou have this man to thy wedded husband, to live together according to God's law in the holy estate of matrimony?

Whilst thou love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him so long as ye both shall live?

PRINCESS CATHERINE: I will.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: Look at those earrings and the tiara and the father in -- that now hands it over. That's very traditional, of course. But he must have been terrified at that moment, walking down the aisle.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: I, William Arthur Philip Louis -

PRINCE WILLIAM: I, William Arthur Philip Louis -

(END VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: He got the name right.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: -- take thee Catherine Elizabeth -

PRINCE WILLIAM: -- take thee Catherine Elizabeth -

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: -- to my wedded wife.

PRINCE WILLIAM: -- to my wedded wife.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: To have and to hold from this day forward.

PRINCE WILLIAM: To have and to hold from this day forward.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: For better or for worse.

PRINCE WILLIAM: For better or for worse.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: For richer or for poorer.

PRINCE WILLIAM: For richer or for poorer.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: In sickness and in health.

PRINCE WILLIAM: In sickness and in health.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: To love and to cherish.

PRINCE WILLIAM: To love and to cherish.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: Till death us do part.

PRINCE WILLIAM: Till death us do part.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: According to God's holy law.

PRINCE WILLIAM: According to God's holy law.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And thereto I give thee my troth.

PRINCE WILLIAM: And thereto I give thee my troth.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: Ah. I could watch this again and again.

FOSTER: You have actually tried. You're going to (INAUDIBLE) --

ANDERSON: You have tried.

But I was watching Prince William. And he looked as if he was looking away, because I think he got the hiccups, you know --

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: To have and to hold from this day forward.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: To have and to hold from this day forward.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: For better or for worse.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: Yes, yes.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

PRINCESS CATHERINE: For better or for worse.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: For richer or for poorer.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: For richer or for poorer.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: In sickness and in health.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: In sickness and in health.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

ANDERSON: She was looking (INAUDIBLE).

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: To love and to cherish.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: To love and to cherish.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: Till death us do part.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

ANDERSON:

QUEST: Really?

Really?

I wondered about that.

FOSTER: Your service is a bit trying, isn't it?

That's worse.

QUEST: Well, I don't know.

Did you cry a bit?

FOSTER: Yes, ssshhh.

QUEST: A wee bit?

FOSTER: Just a bit. I couldn't talk.

ANDERSON: Oh help us all.

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON: And no, this is not about us.

(CROSSTALK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And grant that he who gives it and she who shall wear it may remain faithful to each other --

(END VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: I was sure this was where it was going wrong.

And I kept thinking what are they going to do?

I heard he had a manicure, so that his fingers looked --

FOSTER: Oh, Richard, how do you know that?

QUEST: Because I read it in the newspaper.

(LAUGHTER)

QUEST: So would you if you had -- look, if you're fingers were going to be that --

FOSTER: Oh, this is it.

QUEST: Oh, look, look, look.

ANDERSON: See I would tell you --

(CROSSTALK)

FOSTER: Go on.

(CROSSTALK)

FOSTER: Keep going. Keep going.

QUEST: He's going to push the wrong way.

Oh, no.

FOSTER: Yes!

QUEST: Good. A round of applause.

ANDERSON: All right, chaps.

(LAUGHTER)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: With my body I thee honor.

PRINCE WILLIAM: With my body I thee honor.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And all my worldly goods with thee I share.

PRINCE WILLIAM: And all my worldly goods with thee I share.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: At least they remembered the worldly goods.

ANDERSON: I think Prince Harry was absolutely (INAUDIBLE).

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And of the Son.

PRINCE WILLIAM: And of the Son.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And of the Holy Ghost.

PRINCE WILLIAM: And of the Holy Ghost.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: Can you say that about me?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: I pronounce that they be man and wife together - -

(END VIDEO CLIP)

FOSTER: She was (INAUDIBLE) bride --

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: -- in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

JAMES MIDDLETON, KATE MIDDLETON'S BROTHER: -- by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: Ah, two choirs, an orchestra, two sets of trumpeters, what more could you want?

The hymns were chosen, one because it was used at Diana's funeral, one because it was from Diana's wedding.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

DR. RICHARD CHARTRES, LORD BISHOP OF LONDON: It is good that people in every continent are able to share in these celebrations. Because this is, as every wedding day should be, a day of hope.

In a sense, every wedding is a royal wedding, with the bride and the groom as king and queen of creation.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

QUEST: Oh, oh.

ANDERSON: That's when you really realize they're mates.

QUEST: Yes, that's exactly the word.

Oh, they latched onto something.

FOSTER: Richard is showing his --

(CROSSTALK)

FOSTER: -- his partiality in the studio.

(LAUGHTER)

QUEST: No, that's -- that's not (INAUDIBLE). She's standing.

ANDERSON: Oh, my.

QUEST: I sort of always get a --

FOSTER: Did you -- did you think that was like a turning point in the service?

QUEST: It was, because the crowd outside was singing Nomethica (ph) - - you know what that is, don't you?

FOSTER: Oh, no.

QUEST: Yes, you do. Come on. You do.

FOSTER: Don't start, Richard.

QUEST: Do you know what it is?

FOSTER: You said you'd leave this to Twitter.

ANDERSON: What is it, Richard?

QUEST: I believe that's the Cosmati pavement.

FOSTER: Ah.

ANDERSON: And what is the Cosmati pavement?

FOSTER: No, Becky. Would you hang out.

QUEST: The Cosmati pavement goes back to Henry III. Henry III, who, of course --

FOSTER: It's one (INAUDIBLE)

ANDERSON: We're going to take a very short break at this point.

(CROSSTALK)

FOSTER: Who?

Oh, we're going. OK.

QUEST: Who built the --

FOSTER: We've got some breaking news.

QUEST: -- the main part of the Abbey. And it came from Italy. And it was -- but the important thing about the Cosmati pavement --

ANDERSON: That was (INAUDIBLE).

QUEST: No. This is the important thing. I know you want to know about the Cosmati pavement.

FOSTER: Becky, about the dress --

QUEST: The important thing about it was it's been covered up by a carpet for many years --

FOSTER: Yes.

QUEST: -- because it was in such bad repair. And this is the first time we've enjoyed seeing it at a ceremonial occasion.

ANDERSON: Thank you.

QUEST: I'll buy you a book on the subject for Christmas.

ANDERSON: How's the party going?

FOSTER: Excite his royal fans. More excited than Richard.

Is that possible?

Is that possible?

Anyway, people across the world descended on London's Hyde Park to watch Prince William and Catherine Middleton to say their "I dos" on giant TV screens, didn't they?

ANDERSON: That's right. They came with picnics, families and fancy dress. And there was no shortage of cheer, as CNN's Kiran Chetry found out.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

KIRAN CHETRY, CNN ANCHOR: I'm Kiran Chetry here in Hyde Park, where the celebration continues. The only time it was actually quiet here among the crowd of some 200,000 plus was when the actual ceremony was taking place. The first time they saw Prince William and Prince Harry leave Clarence House and, of course, the first time they laid eyes on the dress, as they saw Catherine Middleton leaving the Goring Hotel.

Everybody just -- there was a hush over the crowd, an audible gasp. People seemed to really love the beautiful lace on the dress and were very, very excited to, of course, see who will someday be the future queen.

But here, this is just a huge party. There was a very jubilant atmosphere throughout the morning that carried on well into the afternoon. We just saw the crowd continue to swell, people waving their Union Jack flags, greeting strangers, people from all over the world, a lot of Brits, some Aussies, a lot of Americans, people from as far away as Africa, all joining in for this huge celebration to mark the biggest wedding of the century between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

It looks like the party is going to continue for a while here at Hyde Park and we'll bring you all the highlights.

I'm Kiran Chetry here in Hyde Park, London, on this beautiful royal wedding day.

(END VIDEO TAPE)

ANDERSON: And there were as many as a million people in Hyde Park and, Richard, as many as a million down The Mall. It was quite remarkable -- two million people on the streets of London.

QUEST: Unbelievable. And tonight, they are still thronging outside Buckingham Palace. The party is going strong in the ballroom and various of the state and public rooms --

ANDERSON: Where is the ballroom, Richard?

Everybody shut up here.

QUEST: All right. Think of the ballroom at the back on the left, on the back on the right is the swimming pool, where the late Princess of Wales used to go swimming, actually, quite frequently. And in the middle is the state rooms. You've got the -- the long gallery. You've got the yellow room and the drawing rooms and all of those places.

ANDERSON: What do you -- could you -- could you tell us -- you'll know the answer to this.

(CROSSTALK)

ANDERSON: The Union Jack is flying tonight.

QUEST: Yes.

ANDERSON: We started off with the standard, the royal standard --

QUEST: Well, that, of course --

ANDERSON: Why is that?

QUEST: -- means that the Union -- the Union flag flies when the queen is not in residence --

ANDERSON: Right.

QUEST: -- but the -- the standard flies when she is.

Now, the only thing I don't know is whether or not tonight, because it's the party, they've gone for the very big Union flag.

ANDERSON: Oh, I would -- it wouldn't be a surprise if she's left.

FOSTER: Right. In this case --

ANDERSON: If she's left them, too. I mean she --

QUEST: In which case --

ANDERSON: (INAUDIBLE) --

QUEST: -- in which case, Her Majesty is now at Windsor.

ANDERSON: Yes.

QUEST: Which, of course, is really her main residence.

This is the office. Think of that as the office. She lives pretty much at Windsor, Windsor Castle. That's her living (INAUDIBLE).

ANDERSON: Max, out of 10 for the day?

QUEST: Ah.

FOSTER: Ooh.

QUEST: Oh, that's -- 9.9.

FOSTER: What?

ANDERSON: What were you going to say?

FOSTER: What's the .1 for?

The ring.

QUEST: Nine point --

FOSTER: The vaulting horse.

(CROSSTALK)

QUEST: Nine point --

ANDERSON: No, the fact that he didn't get an invitation.

QUEST: Nine point -- what would you say?

FOSTER: Well, I don't -- actually --

QUEST: You miserable -- you're -- ah, look at him.

FOSTER: 9.9.

ANDERSON: Well he's giving it a 10, didn't you think?

QUEST: What would you --

FOSTER: Yes.

ANDERSON: I'd say a 10.

FOSTER: I don't know where you --

(CROSSTALK)

FOSTER: -- to take everything off

QUEST: No, you're just backtracking.

FOSTER: No.

ANDERSON: No, he's not.

FOSTER: I'm surprised. I thought you were going to go for 11.

QUEST: Well --

ANDERSON: You weren't invited.

QUEST: Well, I wasn't invited.

ANDERSON: That's the problem.

This wedding has captured the imagination -- thank you, my love -- of billions around the world, women and men, the young and the old, of course.

FOSTER: So, what is it about this couple that is so special?

We explore the global appeal of Will and Kate, next.

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CHRISTY READ: It must be something cheerful going on at the moment. Everything else is pretty miserable and it's a wonderful thing to see the royal wedding --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Happiness.

READ: -- happiness.

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MANN: The headlines this hour. US president Barack Obama has surveyed the storm damage in the state of Alabama. Calling the devastation "heartbreaking," Mr. Obama pledged his administration's full support in the recovery. The storm killed more than 300 people in six southern US states.

Moroccan officials say a bombing in Marrakesh appears to have the hallmarks of al Qaeda. At least 15 people were killed Thursday when the blast hit a popular tourist cafe. France is sending a team of police to help investigate.

Protesters across Syria defied government warnings to stay home after Friday prayers, taking to the streets, instead, for another Day of Rage. Witnesses say security forces opened fire to disperse protesters in several cities, killing at least 22. Syria's state news agency says four security personnel were also killed.

In Germany, three al Qaeda suspects are due in court Saturday. German news reports say the three men were arrested after being suspected of plotting what was called a "significant attack." Investigators say they'll make more information public tomorrow.

Engineers are trying to figure out what went wrong with the heating units on the space shuttle Endeavor. Mechanical problems forced NASA to scrub Friday's liftoff to the International Space Station. It will now happen Monday at the earliest.

And those are the headlines. Our special wedding coverage continues.

ANDERSON: Yes, it does. Pageantry, parades, and parties. The royal wedding of a generation is fast becoming a happy memory and a reason to celebrate for billions of well-wishers.

FOSTER: Yes, we're happy to bring you CNN's special coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine. I'm Max Foster.

ANDERSON: I'm Becky Anderson, with you live from Buckingham Palace. It's party central in there, tonight. Just behind us, the newlyweds are celebrating with family and friends. Let's call them mates, shall we?

FOSTER: Yes, absolutely. Everyone's partying through the night, here. Their big day was more than a fairytale wedding of a prince and a bride.

ANDERSON: That's right. Two very real people pledged their love before 1900 guests at Westminster Abbey, the church where several of Prince William's royal ancestors were married, crowned, and buried.

FOSTER: But history can wait. The day is all about joy in many people's eyes. An estimated 1 million of the couple's fans thronged the streets of London around Westminster Abbey and everyone wanted to see that dress. The bride's gown. And that really did look like it was out of a fairytale.

ANDERSON: Well, this couple has already made a strong connection with people all over the world. Looking to the future, how might they change the British monarchy? Well, we're joined once again by royal contributor Mark Saunders, and by royal water -- you'll recognize him, he's a regular guest on this show, Richard Fitzwilliams, former editor of "The International Who's Who."

And that is the big question, because we've been talking about modernizing the monarchy for years, as far back as I can remember. Is this it?

RICHARD FITZWILLIAMS, ROYAL WATCHER: We've seen a definite change. What we've seen is the Windsors reinventing themselves once again. We've seen a brilliant use of new technology, and we've seen an efficient and sophisticated public relations exercise, which has produced something that was magnificent, moving, rather like a medieval tableau at times.

ANDERSON: Right.

FOSTER: We're going to have a look at the procession, because what's interesting about this is you've got that ancient history, the 1902 Landau, trundling down The Mall as it's done so many times before. They're about to get into it. But Mark, there's so much tradition. But when we talk about modernizing the monarchy, aren't we talking about her?

SAUNDERS: Catherine. Yes, I think the reason why the queen was so ecstatically happy today was because, as -- this kind of is the old giving way to the new, and the queen can see that the monarchy is in safe hands.

FOSTER: She said it was an amazing day. What's she talking about there, Richard?

FITZWILLIAMS: Well, one thing she's talking about, apart from the fact that it went so brilliantly, was the fact that William is the first heir to the British throne to marry who he likes, to marry for love without caring about --

FOSTER: She's saying the monarchy's assured, isn't she?

FITZWILLIAMS: She is certainly feeling precisely that. And if you look in the 1990s, perhaps you would not have thought that. Now, we're on a totally different ground, and next year, we look towards the Diamond Jubilee, which will be further celebration.

ANDERSON: Yes, but we do pomp and pageantry really well, but there was at time when the royal family really wasn't in vogue. I mean, you saw these crowds. Just look at these crowds out there today.

FITZWILLIAMS: Very young, it seems.

ANDERSON: That's my part, another million on the streets right outside here in Buckingham Palace. I mean, this is now a family who are -- let's call it popular, at least.

FITZWILLIAMS: But they're close, as I see it, to the heart of their people. The monarchy should be, and I think is, largely a symbol of national unity. It's part of our DNA in a sense, part of national identity.

There's a continuity with the past. You mentioned Westminster Abbey, there. I mean, where everyone who's been king has been crowned and also some are buried.

ANDERSON: Not everybody was looking forward to this. But Mark, you'd have had to be pretty mean-spirited not to have enjoyed what we saw today.

SAUNDERS: Well, I think, yes. And if you didn't want to enjoy it today, then go away, because nobody really wanted to see you. If you don't want the monarchy, it's -- they don't want you. It's as simple as that.

What a lot of the foreign press fail to grasp was the relationship between the British people and the monarchy has been going for about a thousand years.

FOSTER: But that's reflected in all this pomp and pageantry, isn't it?

SAUNDERS: Yes.

FOSTER: Is it important that that continue? How do they modernize and keep all of that? Because it makes it look outdated.

FITZWILLIAMS: Oh, but it doesn't, because part of the gloriousness of it, part of the fascinating aspects of this is the traditions linking, for example, the military. Because as you'll notice, royal grooms are always in military uniform. The military as their commander in chief have the monarchs. They're deeply proud of this.

I do not believe there's anything to do with the Puritanian (ph) pageant aspect of it, but maybe in some of the reigning royal families who attended, that's a different matter.

SAUNDERS: And the national identity of the country. We are defined by wars and battles and kings and castles.

FOSTER: And this is the consistency.

SAUNDERS: Yes.

FITZWILLIAMS: They used to lead their troops into battle. Now, they're colonels of various regiments, and it was fascinating to --

SAUNDERS: But those ribbons were real. The Duke of Edinburgh is a genuine war hero.

FITZWILLIAMS: Absolutely.

SAUNDERS: Prince Andrew fought in the Falklands, Prince Charles was chasing Russian submarines during the Cold War.

FITZWILLIAMS: And also Prince Harry --

SAUNDERS: Prince Harry was --

FITZWILLIAMS: -- had 77 days in Afghanistan.

SAUNDERS: Yes, in Afghanistan.

FITZWILLIAMS: Where he matured, yes. Oh, yes. It's really, really deep. And also people feel so deeply about the monarchy, something that people take for granted.

And it's -- it is part of the country's history. It's not just going back over that time, it's also that it brings in -- and I want to make this point -- a tremendous amount of revenue through tourism, charities, for British business, and also the ceremonial is done so brilliantly as well.

ANDERSON: There were some big smiles on the faces of the family as they arrive --

FOSTER: Look at Charles, yes.

ANDERSON: -- back at Buckingham Palace. Look.

Mr. and Mrs. Middleton. My goodness.

FOSTER: I know. Imagine.

ANDERSON: Welcome to Buckingham Palace.

FOSTER: Well, exactly. And I live very near to them at home, and this is a rural area. No, not quite next to the palace yet. It'll happen one day. But this is a rural area, isn't it, Mark? It's leafy, she's a country girl, it's a country family, we talk about, and middle class roots. It's terrible, but --

This is not their comfort zone. But they're doing really well, aren't they?

SAUNDERS: Well, I hear they might be moving soon, actually, so you might not be neighbors. I actually live next door to the queen in Windsor. And it's funny how I can see the Middletons, when they went to lunch the other day at Windsor Castle, it didn't seem odd. It seems as if the queen has said, "Come in." And they've united the families, as any wedding should do.

But I can see, she's a great Queen Mother, Carole -- Carole Middleton, I think. She'll --

FOSTER: Well, they're a close family.

SAUNDERS: Yes, very close.

FOSTER: And that's been really important.

SAUNDERS: And the house is not the largest yet. William stays there as part of the family, so they're obviously very close, yes.

FITZWILLIAMS: An extended family which, in fact, of course, links us now with the rest of the continent of Europe, where almost all members of royal families are marrying for love and marrying into the middle class.

ANDERSON: You're absolutely right, Richard. You're absolutely right.

All right, let's take a really short break, I think.

FOSTER: Yes, let's do that. Hundreds and thousands of well-wishers flocking to Buckingham Palace to catch another glimpse of the happy couple. And they weren't disappointed.

ANDERSON: No, they weren't. The royal pair greeted them from the palace balcony before taking a surprise spin in an open-topped vintage car.

FOSTER: That's modernization, isn't it?

ANDERSON: More on that in a moment.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is something that we do better than anyone else in the world, pomp and pageantry and ceremony. And apparently 2 billion people are watching this, and, well, look at it. It's great.

TERENCE GERACE, WASHINGTON: We were wowed by the entire ceremony and, of course, the second kiss was perfect. We were hoping for a third, but we're sure there'll be some thirds and fourths in the future.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

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ANDERSON: A very warm welcome back. I'm Becky Anderson just outside Buckingham Palace, joined by --

FOSTER: I'm -- yes, Max Foster. You are watching CNN's special coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. New titles - -

ANDERSON: That's right.

FOSTER: Duke and Duchess of --

ANDERSON: Cambridge.

FOSTER: Cambridge. HRH.

ANDERSON: You just saw some of the royal cakes from weddings past. Well, now we have the scoop on the eight-tiered creation made for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

FOSTER: There you go. It's not going to be looking like this anymore, though, is it, after the reception? It would've been devoured. That is Fiona Cairns, who is famous for making fruitcakes, and Catherine Middleton worked with her very closely designing all of those decorations you see on there.

But the twist. We have a groom's cake. An American tradition dreamt up by William. He's got a chocolate cake, a family recipe, and it's made of digestive -- I was hoping we could see it. We can't.

ANDERSON: Tell them about this one.

FOSTER: It's a fruitcake and it's massive.

ANDERSON: It's decorated -- let me tell them -- with up to 900 delicate sugar paste flowers.

FOSTER: Oh, there you go.

ANDERSON: Oh. Max.

FOSTER: There you go. Yes, it's digestive biscuits. No, rich tea biscuits, is that right, Mark? And chocolate --

ANDERSON: Covered in chocolate.

FOSTER: -- all mixed together, but we don't know the exact recipe. But I don't think there's much more to it.

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON: Well, there can't be. But anyway. Apparently, it's a favorite of the royal family, they love a cake made out of --

FOSTER: They do.

ANDERSON: -- the good old McVite's digestive --

FOSTER: And it'll be interesting which one goes first. It's going to be the Windsors versus the Middletons.

ANDERSON: Let's discuss that, shall we?

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: No, let's not.

ANDERSON: Let's bring back our special guest tonight, our royal contributor, Mark Saunders and royal watcher Richard Fitzwilliams, former editor of "The International Who's Who." What a cake, huh?

SAUNDERS: Magnificent, but this is -- Max, they have this in royal circles, don't they? But they don't give out the recipe.

FOSTER: Yes.

SAUNDERS: It's kind of like something you're used to make.

FOSTER: Yes, you're brought up with it.

SAUNDERS: Yes.

FITZWILLIAMS: Keep the mystery, I say, because what was it Walter Bagehot said? "Don't let daylight in on magic." They've let a bit in, but not too much in.

ANDERSON: Oh, Richard, I'm so pleased you came. Thank you, darling. I want to -- let's take a look at what actually happened today, shall we?

One million people lined the streets of London to wish the royal couple well. Many flocked to the gates of the palace after the wedding service, breaking into wild cheers when the newlyweds shared their first public kiss. Richard, watch the pictures and take it away, my love.

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FITZWILLIAMS: Truly fantastic, I think, and it's absolutely clear from this that they've won the hearts of so many of the British people. I mean, this is an absolutely fantastic scene. Just looking down from that balcony must really give you a sense of -- they literally said in the program --

FOSTER: Must be overwhelming, mustn't it?

FITZWILLIAMS: -- of being -- Overwhelming, but I think that she's being helped. I think, again, she will have been rehearsed insofar as you possibly can be, and I think, as we were noting this, through the service, he was mentioning odd things to her and unquestionably helping her through some of it. And she was enjoying it, too.

FOSTER: Becky was in the thick of it.

ANDERSON: I was in the thick of it.

FOSTER: Was it crazy?

ANDERSON: It was absolutely mad, I've got to say. I mean, you know what they're all waiting for.

FITZWILLIAMS: Oh, absolutely, and they got two, not one.

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: Yes, but Richard --

ANDERSON: Spoiling, Richard.

FOSTER: -- we had a whole discussion this morning about the wedding kiss on the balcony. We've got a whole new tradition, now, haven't we? Harry's got to do three.

FITZWILLIAMS: Prince Alexander of the Netherlands -- Willem-Alexander gave Princess Maxima five --

FOSTER: Five?

FITZWILLIAMS: -- five kisses --

FOSTER: Oh!

FITZWILLIAMS: -- on the balcony. And the crowds loved it.

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FITZWILLIAMS: There's always a possibility --

FOSTER: OK.

SAUNDERS: Tell Harry that for about --

(CROSSTALK)

FOSTER: Oh, he'll do something dodgy. What are we waiting for? The first kiss.

FITZWILLIAMS: Fantastic. There's a sea of people.

SAUNDERS: But the liberation of having --

ANDERSON: There you go.

SAUNDERS: Yes, that was --

FOSTER: Yes, that was the second one.

FITZWILLIAMS: That was the first.

SAUNDERS: I wonder what he said to her just before that kiss, because he clearly speaks.

FOSTER: Yes, yes.

SAUNDERS: I wonder if he said, "It's coming." Look.

ANDERSON: Look it. Look at The Mall.

SAUNDERS: I love when they first come out onto the balcony, Kate goes, "Oh, wow." And it's --

ANDERSON: What were you expecting?

SAUNDERS: -- clear that -- no, she's getting -- what must that do if it's like that?

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FITZWILLIAMS: This is one of the things, that you've got this elegance, this radiance. She's a genuine beauty. And this charm does, I think, come across. And of course, her father, he looked so proud in the service when the national anthem was played, I thought.

FOSTER: Most perfect day.

FITZWILLIAMS: Oh, the perfect day.

SAUNDERS: But Richard, look at those pictures of Camilla and Charles and the Middletons. Do you not feel that -- I mean, this was magnificent. The Lancaster, the hurricane, and the spitfire.

FITZWILLIAMS: Bringing back echoes with the war tribute, of course.

SAUNDERS: Well, you know -- we've got a wartime queen, she had her wedding in 1947, in the immediate aftermath of the war. All of the -- I mean, this much have been such a day for the queen.

FOSTER: And the three of you, talk about the composure of Kate. William's still uncomfortable, isn't he, in front of the crowds and the media?

FITZWILLIAMS: Yes.

FOSTER: So she's got to be a real tower of strength, because she seems more comfortable with it.

ANDERSON: I think he's got a lot better in the last year. He really has.

FOSTER: Do you?

ANDERSON: Yes, absolutely.

FITZWILLIAMS: It's just we come on --

ANDERSON: The thing about William is that he enjoys being -- he may not feel comfortable, but he looks as if he's enjoying it, and I think he is. Because when you see him on his charity work --

SAUNDERS: Yes, yes.

ANDERSON: A smaller sort of operation.

FITZWILLIAMS: It's a matter of seeing something that's absolutely -- it's nothing short of a phenomenon, that rejoicing. It's genuine, it's all ages, colors, creeds, classes. The idea that --

SAUNDERS: I must say this is magnificent. The icing on the cake, this. Because he just looks -- it's such a great picture. And to borrow is father's car, as well, to add that little piece, is just --

FOSTER: And there's a helicopter, one of his --

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SAUNDERS: This is --

FOSTER: Rescue helicopters hovering above.

ANDERSON: This is a very short drive, of course.

SAUNDERS: Yes.

ANDERSON: But it's worth it if you've got an Aston Martin, eh?

FOSTER: Becky, when you were down there and the cleared the area, did you know what to expect?

ANDERSON: No.

FOSTER: What was everyone saying?

ANDERSON: No. Quite a lot of people decided to go, because it wasn't clear that they were definitely going to leave. Everybody knew there was a reception for 600 people, then we knew there was a reception for 300 people, and nobody was quite clear as to whether they would leave or when. So, quite a lot of people went, but enough people there, you know. Stick around.

Again, there was an air of anticipation, you know?

FITZWILLIAMS: It's this extraordinary event that, where other than Britain in this magnificent creation of triumphal celebration arc, which Edward VII built, where else could you get quite that sort of scene?

I think this says one thing about our monarchy because, after all, there are -- there are over 40 still left in the world, and 16 of them, the British monarch could be head of state of Commonwealth countries. We have the most high-profile in the world. That's one of the reasons for that.

FOSTER: We do. And we have the final, I think, official showing of the couple. We just had an image of them in their evening wear, right?

ANDERSON: That's right. Let's take a look at that. These are pictures just coming into CNN. We don't know exactly where these were shot, but that is Camilla --

FOSTER: Ah, sort of black tie.

ANDERSON: -- in her evening wear. Wow.

FOSTER: It's a black tie do.

ANDERSON: I think that's -- oh, no, of course, she's changed.

SAUNDERS: Yes, yes, that is, isn't it?

FITZWILLIAMS: Oh, lovely.

ANDERSON: Is he a black tie, too?

FOSTER: Talk us through the dress, Becky?

ANDERSON: OK.

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON: When I see it again. I think it's another Sarah Burton for sure, because it's got a similar design to the -- certainly the bustier, as we call it, that's really quite Alexander McQueen.

FOSTER: Mark, if you can --

ANDERSON: Flying blind, here.

FOSTER: Is this a tradition that they get changed in the evening and -- I guess to -- it's obviously going to be some sort of ball setting.

SAUNDERS: Well, I'm not so sure it's a tradition, because if you remember, Charles and Diana had a breakfast, and then off they went on -- they were off --

FITZWILLIAMS: Exactly the tradition used to be that they go on honeymoon in the afternoon, and it's one of the changes that we've seen in the organization.

SAUNDERS: But do you know, yes, again, they're bringing Camilla and Charles into the picture. It's almost -- you alluded earlier to the 90s, it's -- it's over, now.

ANDERSON: I think there's an important point, here, as well, absolutely. That many people thought that Camilla would actually feel quite uncomfortable at this wedding.

FITZWILLIAMS: Yes.

ANDERSON: She didn't look uncomfortable, nor, I think, did --

FOSTER: I think it was just --

ANDERSON: Would William have asked her to be, or would have expected her to be --

FOSTER: Let's have another look at the evening wear. Sarah Burton, it's been confirmed.

ANDERSON: You see, I was right.

FOSTER: Becky, you know? She's the fashion guru.

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: So, she -- that was Clarence House, then, clearly, wasn't it? As they were coming back to the palace.

ANDERSON: Yes. People came from nearly every corner of the world to help celebrate the royal wedding. Now, I got a chance earlier to wade through the crowds and talk to some of the revelers outside Buckingham Palace. I don't know if you've seen this. Have a look at this.

FOSTER: You might hear her.

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ANDERSON: All the way from Manilla via North London, this lot look absolutely fantastic, don't they? Has it been -- has it been a good day?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, fantastic. Marvelous, wonderful, fabulous.

ANDERSON: What about the kids?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ah --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We love it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We're looking for somebody who can fit with us, but we can't take anybody. There were no single men.

ANDERSON: I'll bet Piers Morgan's up there. Any -- any offers from anybody up there?

You really enjoyed it, did you?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We did.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Beautiful, yes. Lovely, yes.

ANDERSON: Good stuff. And your hat looks absolutely tremendous. It's called a Fascinator, viewers, and I've never seen a Fascinator like this.

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON: Good stuff. Let's move around here. Who've I got here? Where are you from?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ealing.

ANDERSON: Ealing? Oh, another Londoner, here. What did you think of the day? Was it worth it?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Absolutely marvelous. I got the Tube at 20 past 5:00 this morning and came straight up here. I've just had a marvelous time. I've met people from South Africa, from New Zealand, from Australia, from other parts of London. It's been a wonderful, wonderful day.

ANDERSON: From other parts of London?

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON: What about you, where are you from?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm London, as well, Little Venice. Ten minutes away. I came by bus at 7:00 this morning, I've been here.

ANDERSON: And how was it for you?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, it was fantastic. Well worth the day, and thank goodness the weather stayed dry. And what a fantastic day.

ANDERSON: All right. And just behind you, girls, where are you from?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: From London! Yay!

(GIRLS CHEER)

ANDERSON: A real day for the Londoners, today. You're from London as well. Did you enjoy yourself?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, yes, we did, yes, yes, thank you.

ANDERSON: These guys really do reflect the mood of the crowd out here. It has been, I think, one of the best days I can ever remember in London. And I know, Piers, that you said you've never seen crowds like this, or certainly not in decades. It's been absolutely thrilling.

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FOSTER: You got the best spot, I think, today. When that crowd overwhelms The Mall, that was the moment, wasn't it?

ANDERSON: Yes.

FOSTER: Little doubt the party is going to go on, here, in Britain, but we're not alone in our festivities.

ANDERSON: That's right. Royal fever has gone global. We're going to check in on festivities abroad for you next. Stay with us.

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SEAN BOYLE, THE BRITISH CLUB, SINGAPORE: Then a high society dinner tonight with the who's who of Singapore, and it's been just overwhelming and wonderful. And as a British subject, I was so delighted that we could be able to share in the magical moment with the royal family, and seeing it on television, it really warmed my heart.

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FOSTER: The champagne has been flowing around the world for the past 12 hours. Australia wasn't going to be left out of these festivities, even dusting off some bridal gowns in Adelaide for the occasion.

ANDERSON: That's right. Bubbles in Germany, too. Party-goers at this private affair in Leipzig opened a bottle or two as they watched British history unfold on television.

FOSTER: Cucumber sandwiches and scones were the order of the day at the royal wedding party in Johannesburg, South Africa. Without a doubt, it's been a longer celebration, with well-wishers toasting the new royal couple around the globe.

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BOYLE: Cheers, UK, this is Singapore. We're delighted to be with you, a bit later than I wanted to, but all the best. And to William and Catherine, God bless you, and we look forward to future.

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ANDERSON: And God bless you, too, Sean Boyle. Welcome back, I'm Becky Anderson outside Buckingham Palace with --

FOSTER: Max Foster. You're watching CNN's special coverage of the wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

ANDERSON: That's right, around the world, an estimated 2 billion people tuned in to watch William and Catherine breathe new life -- they hope, at least -- into the royal family. So, how was the event covered in countries near and far? A royal glimpse for you.

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ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: For better, for worse.

PRINCE WILLIAM: For better, for worse.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: For richer, for poorer.

PRINCE WILLIAM: For richer, for poorer.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: -- Holy law.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS: And thereto, I give thee my troth.

PRINCESS CATHERINE: And thereto, I give thee my troth.

(UNIDENTIFIED MALE SPEAKING FRENCH)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: In Adelaide, Dee McKinnirey's hosting a wedding party with a bit of a difference. She's managed to convince her girlfriends to dig out their old wedding dresses and put them on to watch the wedding together tonight.

British pubs everywhere have got their own events happening. There could be a bit of a clash with the rugby, but we're pretty sure the wedding will win out.

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(PARTY MUSIC)

(UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE SPEAKING GERMAN)

(UNIDENTIFIED MALE SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

(BAGPIPE MUSIC)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm not British, but to support them, right? It is such a fantastic event.

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FOSTER: Got to support them. It's been an historic day here in central London. Crowds of more than a million turned out on the streets to see Prince William and Catherine Middleton tie the knot at Westminster Abbey.

ANDERSON: There are so many highlights. Let's recap on them, now, with our guests, our royal commentator Mark Saunders and Richard Fitzwilliams, former -- sorry, a former editor of "The International Who's Who" and royal watcher.

I just want to bring up the shots that we just got into CNN Center, which are those of Kate and William in their evening wear. So, we know what they're wearing. We know where they are. We've got no idea what they're up to at this point. One can only guess. Let's have a look at those shots, and talk us through them, Richard, if you will.

FITZWILLIAMS: Well, clearly, I mean, this is the more relaxed form of the evening, 300 of their closest friends and, apparently, without the queen and Prince Phillip, so they'll be partying the night away. And as we see, looking absolutely delightful.

Observe the splendor of the palace enhanced by the attractiveness of those who are walking in its corridors and celebrating. What we've seen, I think, today, is a marriage of true minds, as Shakespeare would have it. And I think they're inspired by, well, the example of Diana as someone who was so unique, and also of the queen who, with her 60th anniversary next year, is an exemplar of wonderful monarchy.

ANDERSON: Eat that. Those eyes --

(LAUGHTER)

FOSTER: There's something for you, too.

SAUNDERS: My wife is Russian, and my father-in-law rang up, and he was so excited, and he said, "I wish we hadn't shot that royal family."

FOSTER: The speech, Harry's speech. That would be brilliant to listen into, wouldn't it? Let's reckon.

SAUNDERS: Oh, I'm sure we're going to hear about it tomorrow.

FOSTER: Really?

SAUNDERS: I'm sure we're going to get details. He promised he wouldn't embarrass his brother. Coming from Harry, I would be worried if I was William.

ANDERSON: I was going to say, good luck to Harry, but actually, good luck to William and Kate, I guess, at this point.

FOSTER: Yes, exactly.

ANDERSON: Thank you, chaps.

FOSTER: Thank you very much, indeed.

ANDERSON: It's been an absolute pleasure.

FITZWILLIAMS: Thank you.

FOSTER: Well, the wedding celebrations are still going on behind us in Buckingham Palace, and they will be for some time.

ANDERSON: That's right, but from Max and me outside the palace, it is good-bye for now.

FOSTER: Stay with us here on CNN for lots more coverage. "BackStory's" next. I'll be talking about my experience in the last few months.

ANDERSON: There you are.

FOSTER: Stick around, though, after the headlines.

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