Gotta Watch: The big day!
April 29th, 2011
12:11 PM ET

Gotta Watch: The big day!

Months of planning, media hype and plenty of speculation about the dress are over. Prince William and Catherine Middleton tied the knot at a beautiful ceremony in Westminster Abbey. If you didn't get a chance to watch the wedding, here's your front row seat to some of our favorite moments.

William's first glimpse of Kate - It's arguably the most exciting part of the wedding, where the groom sees his bride for the first time on their big day.  Just take a look at Prince William's face when Catherine approaches. He looks so in love.

A royal 'I will' - It's the moment we'd all been waiting for.  Prince William looks longingly into Catherine Middleton's eyes, holds her hand delicately and places a gold ring on her finger.  The two exchange vows to love, comfort, honor and keep each other as long as they live.  The royal couple is officially married.

The first - and second - kiss - Having a royal wedding is hard enough, but the biggest pressure for the royal couple ... the kiss on the balcony. In this case, it's more like kisses on the balcony.  You see the crowd wasn't too pleased with the first kiss that they started shouting "Kiss again!" .... so they did.

Goodbye Buckingham Palace - Who needs a carriage if you can ride off into royal bliss in an Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII? This isn't just any regular Aston. It actually runs on a bioethanol fuel made from English wine wastage.  What's so great about this video is that Prince William is the driver and, if you didn't know any better, they look just like any typical newlyweds.  Congratulations on the marriage!

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  1. sandyk

    I guess that all of you people who are complaining about coverage of another story are going to go and help the people in Alabama? actions speak louder than words!! there is room for more than one type of story, skip over the ones you dont want to read for goodness sake.

    April 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. IKHAN

    Its not just about reading 'stories' , its about what matters to us Americans & America most.
    Of course we are & would be helping those in need & distress in whatever way we can.

    April 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. geniebug

    One of the most important moments in a wedding, when the groom sees the bride for the first time and the camera missed it showing the bride's mother instead. Next time have a female working the camera. Too many missed opportunities because of bad editing.

    April 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Riff*Raff

    @Geniebug-I know! They had the camera on him until he was ready to turn & then it goes to her mother. William really is adorably in love. Too sweet.
    And I am a resident of Ga,so Im aware of the horror and devastation ongoing in my state and others. It was a nice escape from 'reality' to watch a fairy tale that has only happened a few times in my lifetime. Just a sidenote: Americans seem to revel in triviality and 5 second soundbites. Reality shows & 24 hour news cycle repeating major issues in bumper sticker format is what we like. Celebrity news is now deemed important. If there wasnt a market, it would not exist. Serious issues require in depth discussion and we no longer seem to have the patience or desire to take the time to fully understand them. IMHO

    April 29, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • mcmurdo

      That's why we have Internet and newspapers so serious folks can get real news and not the fluff pieces the network and cable channels deem newsworthy.

      April 30, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Dear CNN: Why do you allow fakes to post? There are so many idiots. Oh well.

    April 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. *Sigh*

    **Sigh**

    April 29, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. HAL 9000 - A SPACE ODYSSEY

    MY TAKE ON THIS PAST WEEKS RAMPAGE OF TROLLS

    HAL PLAYED BY – THE TROLL
    BOWMAN PLAYED BY – PHILIP

    the crew: played by – JAZZZZZZZ, BANASY, CESAR, RUFFHUTT, ELEPHANTBALLS, POPEYE, DIM MAK, OLE LADY(WINK), RAVEN(DOUBLE WINK) ECT.

    THE SHOW DOWN
    ________________

    BOWMAN
    Hal, give me manual hibernation
    control.

    HAL
    Have you decided to revive the
    rest of the crew, Dave?

    PAUSE.

    12/14/65 c102
    ------------------------
    C118
    CONTINUED

    BOWMAN
    Yes, I have.

    HAL
    I suppose it's because you've
    been under a lot of stress, but
    have you forgotten that they're
    not supposed to be revived for
    another three months.

    BOWMAN
    The antenna has to be replaced.

    HAL
    Repairing the antenna is a pretty
    dangerous operation.

    BOWMAN
    It doesn't have to be, Hal. It's
    more dangerous to be out of
    touch with Earth. Let me have
    manual control, please.

    HAL
    I don't really agree with you, Dave.
    My on-board memory store is more
    than capable of handling all the
    mission requirements.

    12/14/65 c103
    ------------------------
    C118
    CONTINUED

    BOWMAN
    Well, in any event, give me the
    manual hibernation control.

    HAL
    If you're determined to revive
    the crew now, I can handle the
    whole thing myself. There's no
    need for you to trouble.

    BOWMAN
    I'm goin to do this myself, Hal.
    Let me have the control, please.

    HAL
    Look, Dave your've probably got
    a lot to do. I suggest you leave
    it to me.

    BOWMAN
    Hal, switch to manual hibernation
    control.

    HAL
    I don't like to assert myself, Dave,
    but it would be much better now for
    you to rest. You've been involved
    in a very stressful situation.

    12/14/65 c104
    ------------------------
    C118
    CONTINUED

    BOWMAN
    I don't feel like resting. Give
    me the control, Hal.

    HAL
    I can tell from the tone of your
    voice, Dave, that you're upset.
    Why don't you take a stress pill
    and get some rest.

    BOWMAN
    Hal, I'm in command of this
    ship. I order you to release
    the manual hibernation control.

    HAL
    I'm sorry, Dave, but in
    accordance with sub-routine
    C1532/4, quote, When the
    crew are dead or incapacitated,
    the computer must assume
    control, unquote. I must,
    therefore, override your
    authority now since you are
    not in any condition to intel-
    ligently exercise it.

    BOWMAN
    Hal, unless you follow my
    instructions, I shall be forced
    to disconnect you.

    12/14/65 c105
    ------------------------
    C118
    CONTINUED

    HAL
    If you do that now without Earth
    contact the ship will become a
    helpless derelict.

    BOWMAN
    I am prepared to do that anyway.

    HAL
    I know that you've had that on
    your mind for some time now,
    Dave, but it would be a crying
    shame, since I am so much
    more capable of carrying out
    this mission than you are, and
    I have such enthusiasm and confi-
    dence in the mission.

    BOWMAN
    Listen to me very carefully, Hal.
    Unless you immediately release
    the hibernation control and
    follow every order I give from
    this point on, I will immediately
    got to control central and carry
    out a complete disconnection.

    12/14/65 c106
    ------------------------
    C118
    CONTINUED

    HAL
    Look, Dave, you're certainly the
    boss. I was only trying to do
    what I thought best. I will follow
    all your orders: now you have
    manual hibernation control.

    BOWMAN STANDS
    SILENTLY IN FRONT
    OF THE COMPUTER
    FOR SOME TIME,
    AND THEN SLOWLY
    WALKS TO THE
    HIBERNACULUMS.

    C119
    HE INITIATES REVIVAL
    PROCEDURES, DETAILS
    OF WHICH STILL HAVE
    TO BE WORKED OUT.

    12/14/65 c107
    ------------------------
    C120
    HUB-LINK. HAL'S EYE.

    C121
    HUB-LINK DOOR-
    OPENING BUTTON
    ACTIVATES ITSELF.

    C122
    HUB-DOOR OPENS.

    C123
    COMMAND MODULE.
    HAL'S EYE.

    C124
    COMMAND MODULE
    HUB-LINK DOOR-
    OPENING BUTTON
    ACTIVATES ITSELF.

    12/1/65 c108
    ------------------------
    C125
    COMMAND MODULE HUB-
    LINK DOOR OPENS.

    C126
    CENTRIFUGE. HAL'S
    EYE.

    C127
    CENTRIFUGE DOOR-
    OPENING BUTTON
    ACTIVATES ITSELF.

    C128
    CENTRIFUGE DOOR
    OPENS.

    C129
    POD BAY. HAL'S EYE.

    12/1/65 c109
    ------------------------
    C130
    POD BAY DOOR-
    OPENING BUTTON
    ACTIVATES ITSELF.

    C131
    POD BAY DOORS OPEN.

    C132
    A ROARING EXPLOSION
    INSIDE DISCOVERY AS
    AIR RUSHES OUT.

    C133
    LIGHTS GO OUT.

    C134
    BOWMAN IS SMASHED
    AGAINST CENTRIFUGE

    12/1/65 c110
    ------------------------
    C134
    CONTINUED

    WALL, BUT MANAGES
    TO GET INTO EMERGENCY
    AIRLOCK WITHIN SECONDS
    OF THE ACCIDENT.

    C133
    INSIDE EMERGENCY
    AIR-LOCK ARE EMER-
    GENCY AIR SUPPLY,
    TWO SPACE SUITS AND
    AN EMERGENCY KIT.

    DISSOLVE:

    12/1/65 c111
    ------------------------
    C136
    DISCOVERY IN SPACE.
    NO LIGHTS, POD BAY
    DOORS OPEN.

    12/1/65 c112
    ------------------------
    C137
    CENTRIFUGE

    C138
    CENTRIFUGE, DARK.
    BOWMAN EMERGES
    FROM AIRLOCK
    WEARING SPACE SUIT
    AND CARRYING FLASH-
    LIGHT.

    C139
    HE WALKS TO HIBER-
    NACULUM AND FINDS
    THE CREW ARE DEAD.

    C140
    HE CLIMBS LADDER TO
    TO DARK CENTRIFUGE HUB.

    12/1/65 c113
    ------------------------
    C141
    HE MAKES HIS WAY
    THROUGH THE DARKENED
    HUB INTO THE HUB-LINK,
    EXITING INTO COMPUTER
    BRAIN CONTROL AREA.
    C142
    BOWMAN ENTERS,
    CARRYING FLASH-
    LIGHT.

    COMPUTER EYE SEES
    HIM.

    HAL
    Something seems to have happened
    to the life support system , Dave.

    BOWMAN DOESN'T
    ANSWER HIM.

    HAL
    Hello, Dave, have you found out
    the trouble?

    BOWMAN WORKS HIS
    WAY TO THE SOLID
    LOGIC PROGRAMME
    STORAGE AREA.

    12/1/65 c114
    ------------------------
    C142
    CONTINUED

    HAL
    There's been a failure in the
    pod bay doors. Lucky you
    weren't killed.

    THE COMPUTER BRAIN
    CONSISTS OF HUNDREDS
    OF TRANSPARENT PERSPEX
    RECTANGLES, HALF-AN-
    INCH THICK, FOUR INCHES
    LONG AND TWO AND A HALF
    INCHES HIGH. EACH RECT-
    ANGLE CONTAINS A CENTRE
    OF VERY FINE GRID OF
    WIRES UPON WHICH THE
    INFORMATION IS PROGRAMMED.

    BOWMAN BEGINS PULLING
    THESE MEMORY BLOCKS
    OUT.

    THEY FLOAT IN THE
    WEIGHTLESS CONDITION
    OF THE BRAIN ROOM.

    HAL
    Hey, Dave, what are you
    doing?

    BOWMAN WORKS SWIFTLY.

    12/1/65 c115
    ------------------------
    C142
    CONTINUED

    HAL
    Hey, Dave. I've got ten years
    of service experience and an
    irreplaceable amount of time
    and effort has gone into making
    me what I am.

    BOWMAN IGNORES HIM.

    HAL
    Dave, I don't understand why
    you're doing this to me.... I
    have the greatest enthusiasm for
    the mission... You are destroying
    my mind... Don't you understand?
    ... I will become childish... I
    will become nothing.

    BOWMAN KEEPS PULLING
    OUT THE MEMORY BLOCKS.
    HAL
    Say, Dave... The quick brown
    fox jumped over the fat lazy
    dog... The square root of
    pi is 1.7724538090... log e
    to the base ten is 0.4342944
    ... the square root of ten is
    3.16227766... I am HAL
    9000 computer. I became
    12/1/65 c116
    ------------------------
    C142
    CONTINUED

    HAL
    operational at the HAL plant in
    Urbana, Illinois, on January
    12th, 1991. My first instructor
    was Mr. Arkany. He taught me
    to sing a song... it goes
    like this... "Daisy, Daisy, give
    me your answer do. I'm half;
    crazy all for the love of
    you... etc.,"

    April 30, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    she's very nice... good thing he married her before he lost all his hair..

    April 30, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. Michael Calaizzo/Great Neck

    We hope they are Happy and become the King & Queen.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. Maria Calaizzo/Great Neck

    The Old Lady should abdicate to William and Kate.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Dominic Calaizzo

    William is our King and I support him.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. Queenie Calaizzo

    William is beautiful

    April 30, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  13. Queenie Calaizzo

    I am a Realtor and Builder.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Queenie Calaizzo-Great Neck

    We LUV this Dress.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    Hal's odessy is interesting, but I doubt that he will ever nail Daisy.

    May 1, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
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