Congratulations, William!

Posted by David Khoirul

william and KateSo the prince is now married. Despite its simplicity, yesterday's ceremony of prince William and Kate Middleton brings back memory of the wedding day of the late Princess Diana and Charles in 1981 -- the kisses, dresses, and smiles.

Just like the wedding ceremony here in some keratons in Indonesia, the Friday morning event was welcome by not only Londoners but people around the world, especially those from commonwealth countries.

Prince William, second in the line of succession to Queen Elizabeth II, was granted the titles of the Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus by the Queen. Upon her marriage, Middleton therefore became Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness, but is not styled as Princess Catherine.

In UK alone, there were more than 200,000 mentions of the wedding on Facebook during the ceremony, making it sixth biggest online event in history. At its peak the event was mentioned on Twitter 67 times a second, and almost 10,600 allusions to Middleton's dress were recorded among UK users during the ceremony, with 4,583 comments on Sir Elton John singing along.

Prince William first met Catherine Middleton in 2001, while both were studying at St Andrews University. On November 16, 2010, their engagement was announced.

As an Indonesian, I'd like to say in Bahasa: Selamat menempuh hidup baru, William.

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