Kiss and a carriage ride
The newlyweds emerged onto the steps of St. George’s Chapel and had a quick kiss — prompting a wave of applause from the gathered crowd.
The Ascot Landau state carriage, built in 1880, drawn by four white horses, pulled up to take them on a 25 minute ride around Windsor in the glorious spring sunshine. Members of the royal family and Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, waved them off from the top of the steps.
The first part of the procession took them away from St. George’s and through a Windsor Castle gate, out into the surrounding grounds and into the streets of Windsor.
The procession was heading for The Long Walk, a 2.6 mile avenue lined, just like the streets of Windsor, with royal well-wishers. An estimated 100,000 people packed into the town to witness the event.
The procession was led by members of the Household Cavalry, made up of two of the most senior regiments in the British army.
CBS News correspondent was at a junction in the road where screaming fans waited to see the carriage procession pass by and turn onto The Long Walk.
“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god” people shouted around him as the procession came into view. It was a sea of arms outstretched to capture photos and video on cell phones. Children sat on their parents’ shoulders to get a better view.
After rolling up The Long Walk the carriage reentered Windsor Castle grounds via King George IV gate, clear again of the chaos an din of the crowd outside.