The Queen and Prince Philip looked like the proudest grandparents as they watched Prince William marry his university girlfriend, Kate Middleton.
The world celebrated on as the future king tied the knot in a huge royal wedding at London’s Westminster Abbey, with thousands of VIPs and celebrity guests.
The perfectly-planned day went off without a hitch, and the couple managed to incorporate a number of personal touches in the official traditions, including driving away in a car decorated by their friends.
The royal family couldn’t hide their happiness and excitement, and the Queen turned to Prince Philip after the ceremony to say “it was excellent”.
However there was one part of the day that she wasn’t so keen on, and a lip reader has confirmed her disapproving words to her husband.
According to CBS News, she said “I wanted them to take the smaller carriage.”
However Camilla jumped in with a more positive thought, adding: “It all went very well.”
The Queen replied: “Very well.”
The lip reader also looked at footage of Kate and William as they took their carriage ride around London, waving to well-wishers who had waited hours to catch a glimpse of them.
Wills said: “I hope I remember … It’s mad, it’s mad! Oh my goodness it … really loudly here (unclear) these people are clapping.”
Kate then asks: “Did they?”
Later, Wills turns to his wife and says: “You look happy.”
After the official ceremony the couple were joined by their family and friends for a meal at Buckingham Palace followed by an evening reception – which according to insiders was a night to remember.
They claim that a highlight of the evening was when the couple took to the dance floor to sing and dance to Grease’s You’re the One That I Want.
They strutted and sang their way through the John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John classic to the delight of guests who were clapping and cheering at the beaming newlyweds.
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One bleary-eyed guest – who left the party at 3.15am – said: “The Grease number brought the house down.
“They stood holding hands in the middle of the dancefloor grinning, then suddenly the opening bars of the song came booming out.
“The reaction was just brilliant. Everyone started clapping to the music.
“Wills and Kate began dancing around, pointing at each other and mouthing the words. It was hilarious.
“When the song finished, they ended up in each other’s arms with massive smiles on their faces.
“Everyone was cheering wildly, whooping and they did a bow to each other.
“After that, the dancefloor filled up and the party got going properly. It was a fabulous night. The kind of night you never forget.”
Kate and William celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary on Thursday, which means Kate has come to the end of her first decade of royal life.
In that time they’ve welcomed three beautiful children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
They’ve also thrown themselves into their royal duties, with William taking a lead on the environment while Kate focuses on children and the early years. Together with Prince Harry, they have also done incredible work on mental health.
Speaking about their marriage, royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK! magazine’s special anniversary edition: “William and Kate have got through 10 years of marriage and royal duties without so much as a moan.
“Like any couple, they’ve had their ups and downs, their rows and tensions. But their commitment to the Queen and to this country has been unwavering, and the controversy over Meghan and Harry’s departure from the UK has made that even clearer.”
He also revealed that Kate and William plan to celebrate quietly with their children, George, Charlotte and Louis.
But he believes the Queen wants to mark the occasion in a special way, especially as it represents the end of Kate’s first decade of duty.
He explains: “An anniversary dinner or reception is obviously impossible because of the Covid-19 pandemic. And I don’t think the Queen will bestow any new honours or titles on the couple either.
“In 2019, she marked Kate’s eighth year in The Firm by appointing her a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.
“But she is conscious of the fact that their status could soon change dramatically – when her own reign comes to an end. “Whatever she decides, as a Queen and grandmother, she will not let this occasion pass without paying tribute to Kate and William.”
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