10:00 a.m. (British Standard Time): Historic Westminster Abbey fills with guests, and awaits its stars, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
10:17 a.m.: William and Prince Harry, his forever best man, take the drive to the church.
10:30 a.m.: James Middleton, Kate's brother, is to read a Bible passage at the ceremony. Carole Middleton, Kate's mother, just has to get through it.
10:35 a.m.: Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall are among the earliest royals on the scene. The funeral for William's mother, the late Princess Diana, was held in the same church.
10:40 a.m.: Queen Elizabeth makes her way into Westminster Abbey. Today, for all her power, she will "just" be a grandmother.
10:50 a.m.: At 27, Pippa Middleton, Kate's sister, is older than most royal bridesmaids, and certainly older than Princess Diana's underage crew was. Pippa's selection represents another break with tradition.
11:02 a.m.: Kate Middleton, accompanied by father Michael Middleton, wows as she and her Sarah Burton gown approach.
11:05 a.m.: Kate shows off her beaded gown, instantly hailed as "magnificent," among other superlatives, by fashionistas.
11:10 a.m.: William and Kate, royal expert Angela Rippon told us, "planned every aspect of this wedding," the vows, included.
11:15 a.m.: Two hands. One ring. Hers.
11:50 a.m.: Of all the titles bestowed upon them today, "newlyweds" may be the most apt.
12:10 p.m.: No storybook tale is complete without a horse and carriage.
1:20 p.m.: All eyes are on Buckingham Palace—and its balcony.
1:25 p.m.: There's only one thing the public wants from William and Kate…
1:28 p.m.: …And the public gets it. Two minutes later, and after substantial encouragement, William and Kate kiss again.
1:35 p.m.: The wedding ends, but Kate faces forward.
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