They were formally declared married by the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader of the Church of England.
This royal wedding is more than Carole Middleton’s triumph, of course. But it is is her triumph, nonetheless. She has provided her daughter with the tight-knit, loving normalcy that has kept Kate grounded, while all those around her lost their heads over her fairytale romance. For years now, almost daily images of the Middletons have featured Carole and Kate together: mother and daughter out shopping, at an event, on holiday. Kate may be 29, but her mother remains a central figure in her life.