Time stands still for no man, but– like all brides and grooms– Prince William and Kate Middleton wanted to preserve their most precious moment with a series of wedding photographs.
Following in the footsteps of his parents, who posed for posterity at the same site 30 years ago, the newly dubbed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gathered with family and wedding party members in front of the camera in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace for post-I do images which are as much a present to the people as their own marital memento.
Capturing the couple’s smiles after the ceremony of the century was Hugo Burnand, the photographer who was also behind the lens for Prince Charles and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall’s wedding portraits.
The happy couple shared the excitement of their special day with cherubic pages and attendants, including The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Miss Eliza Lopes, Miss Grace van Cutsem, Lady Louise Windsor, Master Tom Pettifer and Master William Lowther-Pinkerton, who no doubt anxiously awaited the jelly beans and sweets promised to them after the photo shoot.
United by the bonds of love, the newlyweds’ two families created a happy memory for the bride adn groom as they posed together for an official portrait.
Front row (left to right): Miss Grace van Cutsem, Miss Eliza Lopes, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HM The Queen, The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lady Louise Windsor, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton.
Back Row (left to right): Master Tom Pettifer, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Henry of Wales, Mr Michael Middleton, Mrs Michael Middleton, Mr James Middleton, Miss Philippa Middleton.
Photo Credit: Photographs by Hugo Burnand
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