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Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, and his bride Kate Middleton have been married in a glittering ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Kate, who now has the title Duchess of Cambridge, told a news agency photographer "We had a great day." Here's Nicholas Witchell.
英国王位第二顺位继承人威廉王子和新娘凯特·米德尔顿在威斯敏斯特大教堂(Westminster Abbey)举行了盛大婚礼。凯特·米德尔顿现在的头衔是剑桥公爵夫人(Duchess of Cambridge)，她告诉媒体摄影师，“我们度过了美好的一天”。Nicholas Witchell报道。
This was a day when a young woman was taken to many people's hearts. Accompanied by her father, she was driven through streets more packed than they have been for a royal wedding for a good many years. At Westminster Abbey, her husband-to-be was waiting. "You look beautiful," he said, as Kate took her place beside him. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
这一天，一名年轻女子牵动了许多人的心。在父亲的陪同下，她乘车经过拥挤的街道。多年来，皇家婚礼从未引起如此多人的关注。在威斯敏斯特大教堂，她的未婚夫正在等待。威廉王子对她说，“你今天非常漂亮，”然后，凯特站在威廉王子旁边。婚礼仪式由坎特伯雷大主教(Archbishop of Canterbury)主持。
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).
There was one moment of anxiety. The ring appeared to be too small. William persevered, and on it went. Within the abbey, the cheers of the crowds outside could clearly be heard. But of course from that moment, she was no longer Catherine Middleton. The Queen had opted for tradition and made William the Duke of Cambridge. And so she joined the royal family as Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge.
The couple are now at a reception in Buckingham Palace, where the formality of the ceremonies will be relaxed. Here's June Kelly.
After wedding service attended by 2,000, this evening's reception is in comparison a small affair - 300 guests chosen by the couple, the host is the Prince of Wales. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have left for home and turned the palace over to the party goers. One official said the Queen believed the reception was for younger people to let their hair down. The dinner has been the setting for Prince Harry's best man speech. With no grandparents' present, the prince may feel less inhibited when it comes to tales about his older brother.
Many Americans were among the global television audience, as Laura Trevelyan found out when she visited a street party in New York.
New Yorkers gathered at sunrise to celebrate the royal wedding. In a country that long ago rebelled against rule by the British king, people came to celebrate the romance.
"We all believe in fairy tales, and this is the best fairy tale that we've got in our generation, and I think we all just want to be a part of that."
"I am excited. This is our adopted royalty. We still love them. We all love the hats. We love the pageantry. It's fantastic."
The most appealing aspect of this story to Americans is Kate Middleton's transformation - an ordinary middle-class young woman to princess.
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Nato has accused forces loyal to the Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi of laying mines in the waters off the coast of the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata. Ian Pannell reports from Tripoli.
According to Nato, it intercepted small boats being used by Gaddafi loyalists off the coast of Misrata on Friday morning to plant mines. The port is the only lifeline for the besieged city, and it's been used for humanitarian shipments, the evacuation of refugees and casualties from the city, as well as the delivery of weapons and ammunition for the rebels. The head of operations for the alliance accused Colonel Gaddafi of a "complete disregard for international law". The government in Tripoli hasn't responded.
Human rights campaigners in Syria say more than 40 protesters have been killed in another day of anti-government demonstrations across the country. Many of those who died were reported to have been shot by the security forces as they tried to reach the southern city of Deraa. The city has been occupied by troops and tanks since Monday. Owen Bennett-Jones reports from neighbouring Lebanon.
The reports say that thousands of people were marching towards Deraa when the security forces opened fire. The dead and injured were taken to a nearby hospital outside Deraa. Earlier, the government news agency reported that four soldiers had been killed and two kidnapped in Deraa by what it described as an "armed terrorist group" which stormed a military post. Deraa, where Friday prayers were banned today, is the place where the protests began six weeks ago.
The French Football Federation has begun an inquiry into allegations that officials secretly planned to introduce racial quotas in national training programmes to restrict the number of non-white players. An investigative website, Mediapart, alleged that the football authorities had approved a plan to restrict the number of black players at football training centres to 30% of the total. Senior officials have denied the accusations.
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