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Today marks a special day! At 4am EST, Prince William and Catherine (aka Kate) has been wed in Britain's UK.
As you may already know (or not), this marks another wedding in the British family Tree.
William, second-in-line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles, wore the scarlet tunic of an Irish Guards officer, reinforcing his new image as a dedicated military man.
The couple's first royal wedding present came from the queen: the royal titles of the duke and duchess of Cambridge.
A flood of well-wishers — as well as some protesters — packed central London, especially around Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and other landmarks beginning at dawn, despite cool temperatures and the threat of rain. Cheers erupted as huge television screens began broadcasting at Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park.
"It's very exciting," Prime Minister David Cameron said. "I went on to the mall last night and met some people sleeping on the streets. There's a sense of excitement that you can't really put a word to ... it's a chance to celebrate."
Still, the fate of their marriage depends on private matters impossible for the public to gauge, since any wedding is fundamentally about two people. Will their lives together, starting with such high hopes, be blessed by good fortune, children, good health, productive work?
Much will depend on whether 28-year-old William and 29-year-old Kate can summon the things every couple needs: patience, love, wit and wisdom. But they face the twin burdens of fame and scrutiny. Money, power, beauty — it can all go wrong if not carefully nurtured.
These are the thorny issues upon which the fate of the monarchy rests, as the remarkable queen, now 85, inevitably ages and declines.
What's your thoughts of this latest event in History? Some are tired of the hype and others can say it was worth staying up early in the morning watching the events unfold or others just watching the recaps that's are playing on TV now/online as well.
Source: Yahoo News.com
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