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♪ song of prizes i will ever give to thee ♪ i will ever give to thee ♪ >> dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of god, and in the face of this congregation, to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony, which is an honorable estate, instituted of god himself, signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt christ and his church, which
holy estate christ adorned and beautified with his presence, and first miracle that he wrought in canaa of galilee and is commended in holy writ to be honorable among all men. and therefore is not by any to be enterprised nor taken into hand. unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly, but reverently, discreetly, soberly, and in the fear of god, duly considering the causes for which matrimony was ordained. first, it was ordained for the increase of mankind according to the will of god, and that children might be brought up in the fear and nurture of the lord, and to the praise of his holy name. secondly, it was ordained in order that the natural instincts and affections, implanted by
god, should be hallowed and directed aright, that those who are called of god to this holy estate should continue therein in pureness of living. thirdly, it was ordained for the mutual society, help, and comfort, that the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity. into which holy estate these two persons present come now to be joined. therefore if any man can show any just cause why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak or else hereafter forever hold his peace. >> i require and charge you both, as ye will answer at the
dreadful day of judgment when the secrets of all heartship shall be disclosed that if either of you know any impediment why ye may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, ye do now confess it. for be ye well assured, that so many as are coupled together otherwise than god's word doth allow are not joined together by god, neither is their matrimony lawful. >> william arthur philip louis, wilt thou have this woman to thy wedded wife, to live together according to god's law in the holy estate of matrimony? wilt thou love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health? and forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as yes both shall live? >> i will. >> catherine elizabeth, wilt thou have this man to thy wedded husband, to live together according to god's law in the holy estate of matrimony? wilt thou love him, comfort him,
honor and keep him, in sickness and in health? and forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live? >> i will. >> who giveth this woman to be married? >> i, william arthur philip louis. >> i, william arthur philip louis. >> take thee catherine elizabeth. >> take thee catherine elizabeth. >> to my wedded wife. >> to my wedded wife. >> to have and to hold from this day forward. >> to have and to hold from this day forward. >> for better, for worse. >> for better, for worse. >> for richer, for poorer. >> for richer, for poorer. >> in sickness and in health. >> in sickness and in health. >> to love and to cherish. >> to love and to cherish. >> till death us do part. >> till death us do part. >> according to god's holy law. >> according to god's holy law. >> and thereto i give thee my troth. >> and thereto i give thee my troth.
>> i, catherine elizabeth. >> i, catherine elizabeth. >> take thee william arthur philip louis. >> take these william arthur philip louis. >> to my wedded husband. >> to my wedded husband. >> to have and to hold from this day forward. >> to have and to hold from this day forward. >> for better, for worse. >> for better, for worse. >> for richer, for poorer. >> for richer, for poorer. >> in sickness and in health. >> in sickness and in health. >> to love and to cherish. >> to love and to cherish. >> till death us do part. >> till death us do part. >> according to god's holy law. >> according to god's holy law. >> and thereto i give thee my troth. >> and thereto i give thee my troth. >> bless o lord this ring and grant that he who gives it and she who shall wear it may remain faithful to each other and abide in thy peace and favor and live together in love until their lives end.
through jesus christ our lord. amen. with this ring. i thee wed. >> with this ring i thee wed. >> with my body i thee honor. >> with my body i thee honor. >> and all my worldly goods with thee i share. >> and all thy goods with thee i share. >> in the name of the father. >> in the name of the father. >> and of the son. >> and of the son. >> and of the holy ghost. >> and of the holy ghost. >> amen. >> amen. >> let us pray. >> prince william will not be wearing a ring but her ring is made from welsh gold provided by the queen. >> giver of all spiritual grace, the author of everlasting life,
descend thy blessing upon these thy servants this man and this woman whom we bless in thy name. living faithfully together they may surely perform and keep the vow and covenant betwixt them made. whereof this ring given and received as a token and pledge and may ever remain in perfect love and peace together and live according to their lord jesus christ our lord. >> amen. >> those whom god hath joined together, let no man put asunder. for as much as william and catherine have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same before god and this company, and thereto have given and pledged their troth either to other, and have declared the same by giving
and receiving of a ring, and by joining of hands, i pronounce that they be man and wife together, in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy ghost. amen. god the father, god the son, god the holy ghost, bless, preserve, and keep you. favor look upon you, and so fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace that ye may so live together in this life that in the world to come ye may have life everlasting. amen. ♪ ♪ love divine
all loves excelling ♪ ♪ joy of heaven to earth come down ♪ ♪ fix in us thy humble dwelling ♪ >> she is now dutch res of cambridge. she is the princess, her royal highness. she's married to the second in line to the throne. she's the future queen, and she's standing where she will be crowned. >> she woke up at the goring hotel a girl about town and she'll go to sleep in buckingham palace, the princess of the realm. that's a quote from one of the london papers today. ingrid, isn't there some question about, perhaps camilla becoming queen? that's still an open question, is it not? >> well, the wife of the prince
of wales is normally queen, when the prince becomes king. but, it's still under question that they certainly would have to have some constitutional changes. which david could explain to you. >> presently the wife of a king is queen. what we've done is pretend that she's not, and pretend that she may not be. and it still is say tenderness over diana. that's why she's called duchess of cornwall. she is actually princess of wales. ♪
♪ ♪ >> the prime minister and his spanish wife. >> the maid of honor, pippa middleton. >> and one of the bridesmaids. >> that's sophie wessex's daughter we just saw a glimpse of. >> you can see in the background now behind the bride and groom the magnificent ancient plates at the abbey, gold and silver.
this is a royal church. these will next be seen at coronation. >> so they only bring it out on special occasions? >> very, very special occasions. you only see that plate at the most special occasions. it's special. made by italian craftsmen. now the reading. this is james middleton. >> i appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of god, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to god, which is your spiritual worship. do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of god, what is good and
acceptable and perfect. let love be genuine, hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good, love one another with mutual affection, outdo one another in showing honor. do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit. serve the lord. rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. contribute to the needs of the saints. extend hospitality to
strangers, bless those who persecute you. bless and do not curse them. rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep, live in harmony with one another. do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. do not claim to be wiser than you are. do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. if it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
>> kate middleton's brother james middleton delivering the only reading of this service. >> and a very surprising one. all the rest of the language has been the traditional language of the book of common prayer. this was not the king james version. charles loves the king james version and he's president of the king james of the bible society. i think there's been a little family quarrel here. this was the revised version. and in fact the committed language of modern bibles. that's a real surprise. >> we should mention, right before we listen to this beautiful choir, this was written specifically for this service by john rudder.
♪ we will rejoice and be glad in it ♪ ♪ o the praise the lord of heaven ♪ ♪ praise him in all height ♪ praise him all ye angels of his ♪ >> this is being sung, by the way, by the chapel royal choir at the westminster choir. tell us about them. >> westminster choir is an ordinary choir and they're the ones in the white services. but the boys of the chapel royal are standing in the pewter, gold and scarlet uniforms at the front and they sing at the hole chapel and especially st. james's palace. >> these are the young boys who go to school her at westminster abbey? >> the ones in white are. they are actually trained in the abbey precincts directly behind where we are now. they're educated, many of them
are from poor backgrounds, but are intensely musical. and they're trained in this wonderful tradition. their voices break, 13, 14. >> they're out. they throw them out. >> that's a very cruel way of putting it. but it's a wonderful thing about the boy's service. it's just this amazingly fragile voice. pure, and yet lasting. >> and as you said, many of them come from poor backgrounds and they get a wonderful education here. >> and a wonderful musical education. >> so many of the great musicians of britain have come from the choir boys of the chapel choir. ♪
>> thee who god meant you to be and you will set the world on fire. so said saint catherine of siena, whose festival day it is today. marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what god meant each one to be. their deepest and their truest selves. many people are fearful of the prospects for our world. but the message of the
celebration in this country and far beyond its shores is the right one. this is a joyful day. it is good that people in every continent are able to share in these celebrations. because this is, as every wedding day should be, a day of hope. in a sense, every wedding is a royal wedding. with the bride and the groom, as king and queen of creation, making a new life together so that life can flow through them into the future. william and catherine, you have chosen to be married in the sight of a generous god, who so loved the world that he gave himself to us in the person of jesus christ. and in the spirit of this generous god, husband and wife are to give themselves to each other.
in spiritual life grows, as love finds its center beyond ourselves. faithful and committed relationships offer a door into the mystery of spiritual life in which we discover this. the more we give of self, the richer we become in soul. the more we go beyond ourselves in love, the more we become our true selves and our spiritual duty is more fully revealed. in marriage we are seeking to bring one another into fuller life. it is, of course, very hard to wean ourselves away from self-centeredness. and people can dream of doing such a thing. but the hope should be fulfil d fulfilled. it is necessary that a solemn decision is made. that whatever the difficulties,
we are committed to the way of generous love. you have both made your decision today. i will. and by making this new relationship, you've aligned yourselves with what we believe is the way in which life is spiritually evolving. and which will lead to a creative future for the human race. we stand looking forward to a century which is full of promise, and full of peril. human beings are confronting the question of how to use wisely the power that has been given to us through the discoveries of the last century. we shall not be converted to the promise of the future by more knowledge, but rather by an increase of loving wisdom, and
reverence for life, for the earth, and for one another. marriage should transform as husband and wife made one another their work of art. it is possible to transform so long as we don't harbor ambitions to reform our partners. there must be no coercion if the spirit is to flow. each must give the other space and freedom. chaucer, the london poet, sums it up in a pithy phrase. when mastery cometh, the god of love anon beat eth his wings and farewell, he is gone. as the reality of god has faded
from so many lives in the west, there's been a corresponding inflation of expectations that personal relations alone will supply meaning and happiness in life. this is to load our partner with too great a burden. we're all incomplete. we all need the love which is secure, rather than oppressive. we need mutual forgiveness in order to thrive. but as we move towards our partner in love, following the example of jesus christ, the holy spirit is quickened within us, and can increasingly fill our lives with life. and this leads on to a family life, which offers the best conditions in which the next generation can receive and exchange those gifts which can overcome fear and division and
incubate the coming world of the spirit whose fruits are love and joy and peace. i pray that all of us present, and the many millions watching this ceremony and sharing in your joy today will do everything in our power to support and uphold you in your new life. and i pray that god will bless you in the way of life that you have chosen. that way which is expressed in the prayer that you have composed together in preparation for this day. god our father, we thank you for our families, for the love that we share, and for the joy of our marriage. in the busyness of each day,
keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life, and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. strengthened by our union, help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. we ask this in the spirit of jesus christ, and we all say, amen. >> amen. >> the right reverend and right honorable dr. richard chartres who has reportedly been counseling william and kate on their impending nuptials. he was also the executor of
diana's estate. a very pragmatic address, was it not? >> astonishing address. it was really saying to us, we've got to support them. it was saying to each of them, marriage is very difficult. give yourself, no coercion, pray for help and guidance, and there's a sort of sense, isn't there, that we must demand too much. we expect too much of royal marriages. i think it was gentle. it was almost as though he was speaking to them privately. and he ended with a prayer that they had written themselves. to their marriage, for what they could do to each other, and to those much less fortunate. and how they could benefit. >> and perhaps a message to all of us, as well. >> i think that's really what it was. don't ask too much. don't pry. remember we're all imperfect. >> this, by the way, is music
composed by paul mealor of angelsey, wales, where the couple lives. they wanted to include some contemporary music, and he's 36 years old. >> this hits all the points of which the congregation gets a bit fidgety. look at the uniforms. ♪ >> and the bridal bouquet which we notice is very small is very sweet because it's got sweet williams in it.
and lily of the valley. >> and hyacinths and ivy, apparently, as well. >> there's always a sprig of madril in the bridal bouquet, which is good luck, did you know that? which is originally taken from a bush grown by queen victoria. >> we should also mention the tiara. because she had many to choose from. a cartier halo tiara bought by king george vi and was an 18th birthday present to queen elizabeth. a very delicate and small tiara. >> yes. it sort of just post art deco. exquisite. very nice. look at that.
splendor from that shot, can't you? >> this is the high altar. you've got much of the coronation plate on it. these great candlesticks, and behind you can see the pavement. >> lord have mercy upon us. >> lord have mercy upon us. >> lord have mercy upon us. our father, which art in heaven hollowed be thy name. thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread. and forgive us our trespasses. as we forgive them that trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. amen. oh, lord, save thy servant and thy handmaid. >> who put their trust in thee.
>> oh, lord, send them help from thy holy place. >> and evermore defend them. >> be unto them a tower of strength. >> from the face of their enemy. >> o lord, hear our prayer. >> and let us cry come unto thee. >> o god of our fathers, bless these thy servants and sow the seed of eternal life in their hearts, that whatsoever in thy holy word they shall profitably learn, they may, indeed, fulfill the same, that so obeying thy will, and always being in safety under thy protection, they may abide in thy love unto their lives' end, through jesus christ our lord. >> amen. >> o merciful lord and heavenly father, by whose gracious gift
mankind is increased, bestow, we beseech thee, upon these two persons the heritage and gift of children, and grant that they may see their children christianly and virtuously brought up to thy praise and honor, through jesus christ our lord. >> amen. >> o god, who hast taught us that it should never be lawful to put asunder those whom thou by matrimony hath made one, and hast consecrated the state of matrimony to such an excellent mystery, that in it is signified and represented the spiritual marriage and unity betwixt christ and his church, look mercifully upon these thy servants, that both this man may love his wife according to thy word, as christ did love his spouse the church, who gave himself for it, loving and cherishing it even as his own flesh, and also that this woman may be loving and amiable and
faithful to her husband, and in all quietness, sobriety, and peace, be a follower of holy and godly matrons. o lord, bless them both, and grant them to inherit thy everlasting kingdom, through jesus christ our lord. >> amen. >> almighty god, the father of our lord jesus christ, pour upon you the richness of his grace, sanctify and bless you, that ye may please him both in body and soul. and live together in holy love unto your lives' end. >> amen. ♪ >> you might have noticed that when they exchanged their vows,
catherine middleton did not say obey. just like diana did not say o y obey. >> indeed, and what's very interesting, you've been listening carefully to the service, as i'm sure you have, all the traditional remarks of the anglican service about the superiority of man, and the fact that woman came from adam's rib, it's all been cut. which is a totally modern marriage. i think it's sending a big signal. it has decided that the crown should pass to an eldest daughter rather than to an eldest son. and we're talking about britishness. this is the most british thinking in the world. now here in jerusalem, and the ancient times walk among mountains. the music is by parry and it's set by edward elgar. what could be more wonderful?
of the homeless. the bucklebury. catherine's village. >> yes. and representatives from 80 different charities, as well as the royal air force comrades. because their husbands were killed in action. so they really did reach out. >> just like -- >> and refer lasting god -- >> she was the people's princess. sanctify and governor both our hearts and bodies in the ways of thy law and in the works of thy commandments. that through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul, through our lord and savior jesus christ. >> amen. >> the blessing of god almighty,
>> they'll now go in and sign the registers, and they're going to sign them in the most sacred bit of the abbey. the shrine of edward the confessor. but it's used as a kind of place of private withdrawal. at victoria's coronation, queen victoria's coronation when she went there to rest, the most sacred moment of the service, she discovered that the altar had been covered with bottles of wine and sandwiches, and the prime minister was helping himself. whether or not david cameron is going to be doing the same now -- >> hopefully not. >> we know these are long, long occasions. >> apparently the music we're listening to are aria royal air force trumpers playing a new piece called "valiant and brave" a tribute to william and his military service. >> absolutely. the other thing that they'll be doing when they're signing the register is they will have a hairdresser, probably the dress designer, and someone to touch up the makeup. >> oh, really? >> they will all be -- >> very practical details. >> we need that in the chapel of
edward the confessor. >> but it's extraordinary. you're surrounded with all the great medieval kings there. as he signs the register. >> and as you said, this is where charles' coronation will take place. eventually. >> and then william's. the queen is looking at where she was crowned. the monarchy is about the succession of generations. >> and it's so much about ritual. >> ritual and image. and this is the heart of english ritual. it happens here for thousands of years. ♪
♪ >> as we look at the shot of big ben, we should mention security for this royal wedding cost $55 million, approximately. it's unknown how much the wedding itself has cost. but the middletons did chip in an estimated $160,000 although some reports say it was even more. >> it could have been more. they certainly, i'm sure they probably paid for the flowers, and the trees you see in the abbey. and they're apparently paying for the honeymoon. and i'm sure they paid for the
couture dress. >> there you go. princess anne. >> princess anne. but what's really surprising about the middletons is that they're allowed to do that. it's the first time, as it were, the nonroyal part of the family has been allowed to contribute. it's not just royals, and it's william and middletons. it's not just kate. it's a modern marriage. >> it's a modern marriage. >> of a very modern couple. it's a wonderful background of history. a bit like kate's dress. which is a modern designer but in a very historic hint.