Kate Middleton gets to live every little girl's fantasy today as she weds her prince, HRH Prince William of Wallace, and is officially crowned a princess. More than two billion people all over the world are expected to watch William and Kate tie the knot, which will take place at Westminster Abbey in London.
Here are some fun facts about William and Kate's wedding:
-Normally the royal bride rides in a carriage to the ceremony, but Kate wants to arrive in a car and then leave in a carriage because it symbolizes that she is entering as a commoner and leaving as a princess.
-After the ceremony, the couple will take a carriage ride through London to Buckingham Palace, where they will kiss on the balcony.
-There will be two parties celebrating the couple: a luncheon hosted by the Queen of England for 600 guests and then a dinner dance for 300 of their closest family and friends.
-Celebrities like Sir Elton John and David and Victoria Beckham are expected to attend the festivities.
-For their wedding cake, William and Kate chose a multi-teared fruitcake, and there will also be a chocolate cookie cake, William's favorite.
-It is estimated that William and Kate's wedding will cost $16 million.
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For those of you who weren't one of the 1,900 people who received a coveted invite, most television stations will start their broadcast of the event at 4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT, so check your local listings.
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