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♪ good morning. sealed with a kiss. prince william and his new bride princess catherine share a new tender moments with the world shortly after trading vows and a stirring ceremony watched by perhaps billions around the globe. as they get set to do some partying here in london tonight we're giving you a front row seat to all of the festivities today, friday, april 29, 2011. vi . captions paid for by nbc-universal television
good morning, welcome to a special edition of "today at the royal wedding." it is all about the dress. we're talking about ann curry's dress here on a friday morning. wow. >> oh, come on. really. what you're not getting are the wellies because i thought it would rain so i wore these today, but it didn't. >> it didn't which is great news. you had such a vanle taj point from the abbey. >> phenomenal. >> when she got out of the rolls royce in that beautiful dress? >> the crowd were all nodding and gushing in a sense. they loved it. >> how far were you from where the car stopped? >> i would say probably 30 feet. i still it shall. >> you have a habit of spilling coffee on people. >> exactly. it was amazing to be that close
and to see the carriage, the queen come up. you're right. i heard you saying when we were watching that it was hard not to be really excited. >> anyway, ann curry along with meredith vieira. i'm matt lauer. al roker will join us shortly. if you weren't able to wake up early or stay up late to watch the ceremony we'll have highlights ahead. >> plus, we have the moment that made a lot of hearts go pitter-patter. the first public kiss as a royal couple on the balcony of buckingham palace. ale royal tradition. the first one wasn't that good. the crowd said, we want another one. so they did it with a little more feeling, as we said. >> might be the first time there were two kisses. we have to research that. since we love weddings so much we'll ask when will it be prince harry's turn to tie the knot? no pressure, but in the crowd i saw a beautiful young woman wearing a tiara with a huge sign outside of westminster abbey
that said, marry me, marry! >> his girlfriend was here chelsy davy. definitely there today. >> how long before we have a countdown clock on the screen -- >> for the baby? >> for harry's. >> within half an hour. >> let's bring in michelle kosinski with the look at the day's highlights. good morning. >> talk about magic moments. it was a cold, windy, english morning. as soon as catherine started walking down the aisle, the sky opened up, the sun came out. everybody was rejoicinrejoicing. they really wanted to incorporate nature into their ceremony. the abbey was full of live trees and foliage and they relaxed, too, once they matde it togethe at the front. they wanted to convey the warmth of the moment. quite the enormous scale of everything.
>> reporter: it truly is catherine's day, beginning with a wave to the waiting crowds outside her hotel. looking radiantly happy. on her way to the abbey. and here in this thousand-year-old place of worship, kate emerged to take in its grandeur, looking more serious to make the long slow walk, almost four minutes past world leaders and close friends. the journey from her ole old wod to a new one. prince harry, ready with a grin, couldn't help but steal a first look back at her. with her classic structured gown and simple veil appears in the style of a medieval queen. her first tiara for her first day as a real princess. meeting her prince at the altar, smiles and a sweet whisper. whatever these two, all eyes on them were thinking and feeling the emotion seemed right there. >> i, william arthur philip >> thee catherine elizabeth to
be my wedded wife. >> to have and to hold from this day forward for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish 'til death us do part according to god's holy law and thereto i give thee my troth. >> i catherine elizabeth take thee william to be my husband to have and to hold from this day forward for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish 'til death us do part. according to god's holy law and thereto i give thee my troth.
>> 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. >> reporter: that moment, cheers across britain. looking and sounding like pure royal magic. william and catherine made this day part natural and simple, intimate and at the same time historic, global, a celebration of love befitting a future king and queen. [ cheers ] sometimes it seems strange to use the word "simplicity" but there were elements of that in her gown and it wasn't the world's longest train or anything. definitely in the bridesmaids' dresses you saw simple elegance. and william and catherine didn't want exotic flowers. only indigenous plants, some
taken from the palace, all neutral colors. a lot of planters said we may see surprises in the wedding. i don't know if anything surprised us but we got two kisses. >> that's a surprise. thank you. >> thanks, michelle. >> mr. roker at australia gate outside buckingham palace. what's happening there, al? >> well, what's interesting now, matt, is folks are cleared out in the center of the circle there around the queen victoria memorial. but the folks who were the first in earlier today in those perimeter pens still hanging out. really just having a party. on my way to visit the facilities, you can see folks picnicking. there are beautiful gardens and lovely lagoons. people just enjoying the day. the weather turned out okay. i've got to tell you, to me, besides the ceremony, the beauty and the grandeur of it, what was impressive is when they opened up the mall, folks walked down
from trafalgar square down along the mall to here. it was so orderly. it seemed like a festival. people having a great time and all here to watch the first kiss. and the second kiss, as it turned out as well. it was a special time and the crowds, very polite, nice and everybody friendly. the crowds, to me, were almost the most impressive thing about the ceremony. >> yeah. >> all right, al, thank you very much. >> let's bring in our royal experts, andrew roberts and camilla tominey. overall, your impression of the wedding this morning? >> i think both families have done brilliantly. the royal family on one side and the middletons on the other. i think kate has been the star of the show, quite rightly. i think they have been dignified. it's been a glorious celebration
of britain outside and it's sending the message that the royal family are here to stay. >> it will be compared, for better or worse, to 1981's royal wedding between charles and diana. so, andrew, how do you think it stacks up? >> i think the chemistry between them is much, much better than it was in 1981. and i think the melange between the traditional and the modern was done beautifully. a split second decision of the guards and the cavalry and then at the same time new songs at the wedding. tremendously impressive. >> we are debating whether she was nervous or not. i thought she seemed confident. >> we said she's a naturale royal. she's behaved impeccably during other public engagements. i couldn't believe how self-contained she was, how dignified. she was clearly nervous, who
wouldn't be? but considering everyone watching, billions around the world, she wasle brilliant. >> my favorite moment -- well, two. she came out on the balcony at buckingham palace and you saw her lips say "oh, wow." you look at the sea of people that was behind us here. if you are someone who's not familiar with that though she's been in the public eye for ten years sh that's a shocking moment. >> to go out and see a quarter million people or whatever the number is all looking at you, many applauding you, some taking your photograph at that moment, something prince william has seen before, of course, but not her. apart from the "oh, wow" which was a natural thing for anyone to say, after that she was just a natural. like she was born to it. >> they are in the reception, probably eating and enjoying themselves. >> they are having a selection of nice canapes. they are having paul roget
champagne and the two pain wedding cakes. one known by paul mccartney's favorite cake maker and the biscuit cake william asked for. it's like an oreo cake. >> it's a cake he's enjoyed since he was a little boy. >> it was made by the buckingham palace chef when he was a boy. >> the wedding cake can be enormo enormous. in 1840, queen victoria's had nine tiers and was taller than her. some of it still survives. there are bits kept by people. they have even been on ebay. >> someone tried tole sell charles and diana wedding cake and they sold it for $7,000. >> for 30-year-old wedding cake? >> yum. >> beyond the specifics of the marriage, there are a lot of hopes riding on what it means
for britain. i wonder if you thought it met that. >> more than. what it's done is move us out of a cult of diana concentration and moved us into this chemistry between william and princess catherine. this is going to be the story from now on. not the terrible old times of the 90s, but looking into a new chapter for the monarchy. today could not have been better for the story. >> kevin tibbles has been checking out -- i believe he was in times square before. >> he was before. he thought it was trafalgar. >> kevin, good morning again. >> reporter: well, i dressed for trafalgar, but i'm not the only one in fancy dress here stateside in the colonial territories today. a lot of people may be showing
up for work bleary-eyed. people were getting up extra early to celebrate the royal wedding. as the guests arrived champagne was chilling, cake being cut. >> it's a happy event. >> reporter: people joined coast to coast to join in the celebration. >> i took the day off. just for the royal wedding. >> reporter: wedding attire requested at the white heart pub in woodland hills, california, where party goers stayed up all night to witness the royal "i do." in illinois, a nod to tradition with a parade of hats. but also attire more suited to the 4:00 a.m. start time. >> some people have slippers and
pajamas because it's early in the morning. >> reporter: scones, tea and must see tv. then the moment everyone was waiting for. the first look at kate's dress. and a collective sigh. [ cheers ] >> reporter: then the royal vows. >> i william arthur philip louis. >> reporter: of course some of the stateside spectators watched somewhat longingly. >> wouldn't we look good together? >> it's a good match but blonds have more fun. >> reporter: their consolation prize? a lovely 40-carat-like tiara. some 2 billion people were expected to watch worldwide and as the sun came up in the u.s., the other most anticipated moment. [ cheers and applause ] >> just a magical moment. >> reporter: one last toast to the prince and his new princess and then sadly it was off to work for many. >> i'm ready to get the hat off and get to work.
>> reporter: no royal holiday here. the lucky ones able to trundle off to bed. >> it was perfect! >> reporter: trundling off to bed is what they are all doing now, except those who have to go to the office. i'm sure you have research material there. i have been basing what i have been saying on this. it seems to be working on this side of the atlantic. back to you. can you see it? >> i can see it. you've got it, kevin. thank you very much. we could have used that six hours ago. >> a little late now. >> early in the day, claudia, we were looking at guests filing into westminster abbey. one of the first people i saw was your husband. first off, how was it? >> it was absolutely fantastic as i'm sure everyone has said. i don't know if you have talked to many guests but it was really very relaxed. we were there from 8:30 and then william and harry walked down
the aisle at 10:15. i took a chance to go to the loo, have a good look around and see who was there, chat to people. i stood next to a guy who's in william's flight. they were all there today. so there are other people that took over their duties and flew for them today so they could be here. >> it must have meant a lot to them. >> it was relaxed and slowly built up which was lovely. william and harriy and looked a bit nervous. i thought harry looked nervous. then the more serious people came and the music was incredible. the atmosphere built and built. >> and the moment you saw catherine. >> until the moment you know the only person we are waiting for. it was truly magical. genuinely awesome. it was my top moment of the day. >> we were getting emotional up here, especially matt.
for you this is a friend of yours, you worked with catherine. >> a friendly working relationship. i can't claim to be a friend of hers. she's a friendly, lovely girl. i think i'm a terrible romantic. i love weddings, but there is something incredibly moving about a father taking his daughter up the aisle and giving her away. it was where we were sitting. we saw him first. it was like that photograph. he's relaxed and cool. >> you talk about emotions. did tom cry? be honest. >> come on. >> did i cry? >> he does cry. >> i always cry at weddings. most of it dodging my beautiful wife's hat. >> what was the moment you thought was the most touching for you? >> at the end of the day, they were marrying each other not the rest of the world. i think they were excited by the world being interested but they
are the ones who've got to make it work. i don't know. i always get emotional at weddings because they are all about whatever else goes before a wedding, at the end of the day it's about a couple looking for happiness. in fact you might say that's more a driving force than it would be for anyone else. you saw how miserable it was for him when his mother died. when you looked you thought, oh, i hope it works for you. >> we have about 15 seconds. since you know jewelry, the earrings and tiara? >> amazing. i was worried about what she'd wear. she's a discreet, understated person and the tiara was the first thing i saw, gently sparkling in her veil. it was completely right for her. it was lent by the queen. >> and the earrings, a gift from her parents to her. >> i didn't know that. >> a lovely touch.
>> come here, honey. we have a lot of information. claudia, thank you very much. >> let's go back to new york for tamron hall for a check of the top stories. good morning. >> good morning. we begin with deadly weather in the south that's claimed nearly 300 lives. lester holt is live in tuscaloosa, alabama. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you look around here and you think in an era of modern forecasting technology how can so many people die? 210 in alabama, 34 in tennessee, 33 in mississippi among six states where there were fatalities. as one forecaster put it when you're taubing about a tornado as big as one that tore through here, even with a 24-minute warning that's maybe enough time to hunker down but not to leave the area.
here in tuscaloosa this is what residents saw wednesday night as a massive tornado tore through the area, pulverizing everything in its path. >> it's one of those things you see on tv. you don't ever expect it to happen to you. >> reporter: in all, at least 170 twisters ripped through six states. >> we have thousands of citizens who have lost their possessions. >> reporter: president obama declared a state of emergency mobilizing 1,400 national guardsmen to help with the recovery and cleanup. >> i want every american who has been affect by the disaster to know the federal government will do everything we can to help you recover. >> reporter: the killer storms caused massive evacuations in tennessee and kentucky and left parts of mississippi looking like a war zone. georgia wasn't spared. rock spring resident cheryl brewer and her husband were in their car when the storm hit. >> it flipped us around a few times and rolled us. >> reporter: although thousands have lost everything, some -- like terry bennett from georgia -- are counting their blessings,
realizing they are among the lucky ones. >> you rebuild. you take it in stride and pray that everybody is safe. >> reporter: the grim search for victims is not over. officials in tuscaloosa plan to begin usinging cadaver dogs today. there are hundreds of thousands across the region who are without power this morning, tamron. >> all right, lester, thank you. nasa technicians are preparing "endeavour" for its scheduled final launch at the kennedy space center. gabrielle giffords is attending the event today in support of her husband mark kelly, the commander of "endeavour's" final mission. the president and first lady are attending. elsewhere in the middle east, syrian government forces opened fire on demonstrators rallying in a coastal city. in libya, government troops clashed with opposition forces chasing them into neighboring tunisia which condemned libya for violating its territory. and a sar cough gus that
hasn't been opened in years underwent a modern procedure at a new york hospital using a cat scan. the mum my was a teenage egyptian girl with excellent teeth, all without opening or damaging the amazing artifact. now back to matt, meredith and ann in london. >> my gosh. >> well preserved. tamron, thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather. al is across the way where he's been over by australia gate. al? >> thanks so much. folks still clearing out and the weather holding up. as we go back to the states you can see out west they got a spring storm to talk about. we got winter storm watches and warnings as well throughout much of the plains. snowfall amounts from three to six inches. some areas locally picking up almost a foot of snow.
good morning to you. boy is it going to be a beautiful day around here. we are all getting the royal treatment when it comes to the royal forecast in the bay area. some of the best weather we are going to see. 70 in los gatos. 70 in santa cruz. perfect conditions today and tomorrow. then it gets warm. 82 by tuesday. up to 85 by wednesday. 90s across the bay area. finally feeling like spring. beautiful weather. and that's your latest weather. back to you. >> thank you very much. we understand that prince william and princess catherine might be exiting buckingham palace. >> going to clarence house for reflection. isn't that what they call it? that didn't sound right. they will be reflecting. there is a lot to think about. >> of course. and there is a big party tonight after they reflect. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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11 years in a row. we have been fanned out all good morning, everybody. time is 76:. i'm brent cannon. marla tellez is at the palace hotel in san francisco where a wedding celebration will get under way in a bit. marla. >> reporter: brent, take a look. look who i found over here. it's prince william and princess kate. cute little cut outs in the ballroom. this is where the royal wedding viewing party and breakfast is going to take place. the folks are getting the tables prepared for the 9:30 breakfast. people are going to watch the playback of the wedding that
took place at 3:00 this morning. today's event is hosted by the palace hotel and seven by seven, a magazine dedicated to everything san francisco. brent, on the menu, they have steel cut oatmeal, cottled egg and carrot cake for dessert. >> love the bonnet. i want to check in with christina. there's a bonnet bonanza going on here. she's got one, too. >> yeah, i do. i hope we are not annoying ople too much this morning. the forecast looks phenomenal. calm winds as we head through saturday and sunday. winds will be a factor. a building breeze through the wind prone areas. keep that in mind. if you are a golfer, the winds relax by saturday and sunday. let's check the drive with mike inouye. >> the commute has a blue bonnet
on it. we are looking here at 15 miles per hour. a slow spot through livermore. an easy drive, slowing 880 to 92. it's through hayward. let's get a look. no major issues. slowing there today as well as the next four days. thank you. >> be sure to join us monday morning when today in the bay hits the road. we are going to visit 20 cities in 20 days. keep an eye out for the crew in your neighborhood. now, back to the "today" show in a couple minutes.
good morning. welcome back to london and our special coverage of "today at the royal wedding." stations on the east coast, we are interrupting kathie lee and hoda. sorry, ladies. the newlyweds are about to leave the palace. i'm matt lauer alongside meredith vieira, ann curry, natalie morales and camilla tominey as well. following a great wedding ceremony, an elaborate procession through the streets of london and the kiss -- two actually -- on the balcony at buckingham palace. william and kate will get some private time but first a little face time. >> they are about to emerge.
we'll head to clarence house where william started this morning for what's known as a period of reflection. they will be back at the palace later for a reception hosted by prince charles. they are just finishing up lunch now. >> isn't there another reception after that for a smaller group of 300? >> it's almost like two weddings, ann. there is a wedding for the vips, this big occasion hosted by the queen. they will take time out, have a rest and prince charles is hosting an intimate dinner and dance for 300 which is the wedding they wanted. the if they hadn't been royal that would have been the wedding. that will be more intimate with prince william's speech, the first dance. >> and pippa did the party. >> she's a party planner. actually, later it will be the middleton show. they are coming out now.
>> we are seeing it now. >> we are told this will be at a processional pace. it will take one to two minutes before they make it to clarence house. i'm not sure if she changed out of the wedding gown. it appears she has. >> they are going in different directions. these could be preliminary vehicles. >> but there is a crowd past the trees. you can see a crowd of people perhaps getting ready to say good-bye. >> the first cars are security. they usually drive range rovers. not that they don't know where they are going but a second before the main cars come out. >> it's just a short trip from here to clarence house. >> it's been an incredible day here. i was wondering why people in the circle stuck around. >> now we know. >> not for us. >> one more glimpse.
>> they obviously are looking for one last glimpse of the couple. >> this has been the people's wedding. they got two kisses by sticking around here. >> and chanting. they demanded it. >> last night prince william and prince harry greeted the crowd. they may have been hoping for that. >> how long will the day's festivities go? >> no one knows. it starts at 7:00 p.m. our time. it could go to midnight. there's talk of prince harry hosting a survivor's breakfast at 6:00 a.m. so the last people standing. >> it's a young group for sure. >> and the reception tonight in terms of the guest, is it more a family affair or are we expecting there will be some foreign royals and dignitaries as well? >> very much nearest and dearest. obviously there will be key,
senior members of the royal family. but the middleton side of the family and closest friends. the so-called circle of trust. all the rest of them we associate closely with william and kate and their friends will be there. they have the best ticket tonight. >> the queen is leaving buckingham palace tonight and will be in windsor castle so the young people can party. >> she's escaping the noise to see if she and prince philip can get some sleep. >> i want to see the mirrored ball in the throne room. >> it's a huge complex, but i would imagine you hear a party anywhere. probably not great insulation in the building as we continue to wait for prince william and pripri princess catherine. >> getting used to saying that. >> duke and duchess of cambridge. >> camilla said he hopes we call them prince and princess which is more youthful. >> sounds like she's 50 years
oldle calling her the duchess of cambridge. i think princess kate or princess catherine is more youthful. she said she doesn't mind either way. we said princess kate fits better in the headlines. >> is it an official title of princess? >> she his automatically a princess. of course camilla is the princess of wales but no one calls her that. >> the royal family prefers that she be called catherine. >> they will refer to her formally as catherine. but behind palace doors, william calls her kate. >> we hear from the london police department that they put an official estimate on the size of the crowd. apparently about a million people in various locations around london this morning watching the wedding, standing along the parade route and here for the kiss on the balcony. they are saying about 500,000
people. >> brilliant. >> thank goodness he kissed her twice. >> still a lot of people outside. peter alexander is among them. >> reporter: hey, guys. we're standing among the people and they tried to clear this area. >> do you hear us? >> we can't hear him. >> reporter: do you hear me? i hear you well. >> can you hear, peter? >> reporter: i hear you now. i will try to give you a sense for where we are. we are standing among the circle outside the palace. what's impressive more than anything else is their success in cleaning up the area in the last hour or so since we saw the kiss take place here. even when they measure the trash in london they say it was roughly the equivalent of 50 rolls royces, 140 tons. but a short time from now we expect the moment everyone's been waiting for -- an up close and personal visit with the new
prince and princess, kate middleton. everyone said that was the real stunner of the day. that's what the line-up and the wait is. it will be a slow procession, we are told, by clarence house that will likely take one to two minutes. people anticipate there may be a chance to shake hands with prince william and the duchess of cambridge. it seems unlikely. she's indicated the chance to thank some of the people here. whether it happens with a wave or a handshake, we have to see. >> we now understand this is probably a minute or so away, peter. thank you very much. you have been reporting all morning from huge crowds and we appreciate that. a minute or two before they emerge from the palace. we'll see what happens. >> it would be wonderful if they did get out. >> also when we hear helicopters, what we have found near westminster abbey is when helicopters picked up, something was about to happen. >> the mayor of london gave the
royal couple a bicycle built for two as a gift. they asked friends to donate money to charity in lieu of gifts. >> here they are. >> that is a nice car. >> oh! >> talk about style. >> this is totally unbilled. this is a massive surprise. >> look who's driving with balloons trailing. >> that's a thoroughly modern touch. >> that's fantastic. >> what a way to exit. >> no bottles dragging. [ cheers and applause ]
>> just wed. >> guys, that is unprecedented. i can't believe ef ththey have that. >> that's a wonderful touch. >> highly coordinated as well. obviously they wanted to send a message that they can do this, drive themselves and they are like any other couple. >> look at the expressions on their faces, the smiles. >> relieved after it. you can see the emotion and tension, the stress of the ceremony earlier. >> the wedding was formal and elegant. this is two young kids. >> taking off in their convertible. >> it's like they have pulled one over on us and they know it.
>> i hate to say it but it is a confident move. spontaneo spontaneous, no major security presence except the one range rover behind them as they go through areas that are filled with just people from all over the place. >> you see that they have delivered in every way and continue to surprise. >> unlike the obama inauguration, there were no -- where i was. i was right in front of westminster abbey. >> trafalgar square, there were no searches. >> but scotland yard had their work cut out for them. they did plenty of sweeps. >> there was a lot of security. >> by the way, for car enthusiasts that was an asi
astin-martin volante, or better known as my dream car. >> i wonder if it was loaned by prince charles. he has them. it might be a nice loan from his dad. >> i wonder what the l means on the front? >> it's learner. you know, trainee. >> are you serious? >> yes. it's like he hasn't passed the test. >> when it comes to marriage, they areal still learning the ropes. >> he's going in circles. >> so sweet. >> we have had everything planned to the second, haven't we? people like you and me have been asking the questions. no one thought to ask how are they getting to their place of rest. so there you have it. >> now they are going for a period of reflection. they will have a couple of hours to enjoy each other's company. then back here. 7:00 p.m. they have a party here tonight for a more intimate crowd of 300
or so guests. >> a wonderful final touch. >> you look misty-eyed. >> i'm telling you. the car got my attention. >> that's the moment of the day for you. >> come on. >> oh, that's sad. >> we all have different interests. >> camilla, thank you. >> thank you very much for having me. >> they really are a modern royal couple. they are. in every way. >> a hard act to top. >> it is. we are going to fan out. we have much more ahead from london and other locations right after these messages. some of you, there is more of "today." on the east coast, you will be returning to your regular programming. we'll be right back after this.
as we continue to live this miracle moment we experienced with prince william and prince se sesz catherine we go over to al roker who may have gotten a better glimpse than we had. al? >> i've got to tell you, that's so cool. there was finally something for the guys as well. only thing cooler is if little oil jets shot out from the back. that would have been cool. in any event, that's why this crowd hung out. now they are starting to leave,
finally. they were hoping for one more glimpse of the prince and princess and they got it. let's check your weather, see what's going on for today. basically we are looking at for the weekend, sunshine up and down the east coast. strong storms. unfortunately in the lower mississippi river valley. sunny and mild out west. hot through texas. on sunday we have more heavy rain from texas all the way into the ohio river valley. sunny and mild along the eastern seaboard. warm in the southwest. hot weather continues in southern texas. good morning. we are in store for a gradual warm up. by noon, temperatures in the low 60s. later on, by 4:00 p.m., we'll hit 70 in redwood city and santa rosa. the warm up continues through tomorrow and the remainder of your weekend. we are up to 82 by tuesday and
85 by wednesday. high pressure is not going anywhere. no rain chances in sight. guys, back to you. >> thank you very much. >> a little bit chilly now. >> breezy. >> the queen may be leaving buckingham palace at any moment praps with prince philip. they said they would clear out. >> isn't that a little bitterly? >> i'm a bit surprised by that. but after that, anything can ppen. >> she may come up here and sit down in the booth with us. we have no idea. >> it's a bank holiday. she may want to get an early start. >> we have been so thoroughly surprised by so many little touches today. i think the second kiss, the people chanting for that and the great exit we saw. it appears this is probably the queen's security team going ahead of the queen. a lot of range rovers. >> i'm wondering if you have heard, camilla, we have been
gushing over the dress. has there been an expert in terms of designers -- clearly they were watching, talk about drawing and getting to dress makers immediately. have you heard anything from the people in fashion? >> i think that's more or less been positive praise of the dress. it's been likened to the dress grace kelly wore. it was elegant and romantic. people were surprised it wasn't more but they wanted it subtle and kate is a class act. she's not a show-off. it was totally appropriate for the moment. i thought she looked gorgeous. but i'm not a fashion expert. >> alexander mcqueen but with a twist. they thought kate had something to do with the design of the dress. >> i thought she designed it and said, this is what i want. they are more associated with structure dresses and she said, this is what i want. can you put it together? >> much more classic. we're back right after this.
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>> a traditional breakfast they would serve in england. cottled egg, bacon and baked beans one of the staples they have for breakfast. we twisted it and have a puffed pastry and roasted tomato. >> you have 180 plates of these? >> 181. >> reporter: what about the liquor? >> we have a kings drink that is unbelievable. we have all different sorts of spirits. there's a surprise we are serving with the oatmeal. you will have to wait for that. >> reporter: a nice british menu on tap at the palace hotel. that's the latest from here. itis coming up at 9:30. now it's time to -- >> we are going to take a look at your morning commute with mike. >> all right. thanks. your hat is much higher than marla's is.
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♪ we're back now with more of our special coverage of "today at the royal wedding." prince william and his wife catherine are now officially the duke and duchess of cambridge. they just left in this fabulous car. now they are at clarence house down the road for a period of reflection before heading to a smaller reception this evening hosted by prince charles at buckingham palace. they enjoyed a trip around the fountain and a flyover, probably from prince william's buddies in the r.a.f. >> a special touch.
>> completely unexpected according to camilla tominey here on set with ann curry, meredith vieira, gnnatalie morales. i'm matt lauer. >> it's been a day of pomp and majesty. >> the talk of the day has beenle all about william, but what about his brother harry? is he the next royal to walk town the aisle? >> reporter: well, it's official. no, not them. him. prince harry is now the most eligible bachelor in the united kingdom, perhaps in the world. he's been called everything from the polo playing party prince to the heir's spare. even his mother princess diana calls him the naughty one. from the beginning we watched his every move from devoted child to grieving son.
from boy at play to man at war. in fact, he's the first royal in more than 25 years to serve in a war and recently was promoted to the rank of captain. harry has managed to move past his headline inducing antics of the past, showing the kind of compassion his mother was known for. now as we watched harry stand in westminster abbey beside his brother at the altar, royal watchers couldn't help but wond when is it harry's turn to make the walk? >> this is clearly a significant moment for prince harry. i believe if he had his way he'll be following his brother and kate middleton down the aisle. >> is the fun-loving and thrill-seeking harry ready to settle down? and with whom? by all accounts the one to have stolen his heart is chelsy davy, harry's on again off again girlfriend for seven years. the 25-year-old african-born
lawyer in training is reportedly harry's date to the wedding, prompting speculation, are they back together? >> i can tell you that prince harry spent a lovely holiday with chelsy davy in botswana. he's never given up on chelsy davy. >> for the time being it's today's wedding harry will focus on. after all, he has a speech to give. >> i think the queen is wise to leave as quickly as she can. i think the whole of buckingham palace will be prince harry's nightclub. >> i asked will his be the next royal wedding. we know the answer is no. >> zara philips is marrying mike tindel at the end of july in scotland. >> that was the reason they scheduled this wedding inle april. there was concern if they went later into the summer they would conflict. >> funny enough mike told friends he wanted to promoez p
zara and then william proposed. he said, okay, i'll get married next summer instead. >> harry doesn't look like he's in a hurry. i think catherine will have a baby first. >> he's in no rush. funny enough -- >> without marriage? >> of course not. >> i thought we had a scoop. >> on his mind. he just qualified to be an apache helicopter pilot, a gruelling course. he'll probably go back to afghanistan. chelsy davy, it's off and on. whether she's the one remains to be seen. >> what about the question of prince william? i know he put in a request as well to go to afghanistan. is that likely to happen? >> i can't see it happening. the risks are too great, not only for him but the people he's
with. i think he accepted he won't go to the front line. he's happy with his search and rescue role. he's doing a proper job there. people may think he's there for show. he's going up in the chopper, rescuing people in danger. his life at anglesy gives he and kate privacy away from the limelight. it's the perfect environment to start a family, meredith, you're right. >> what about probably the most eligible bachelorette, pippa? >> pippa's status now. she looked amazing. >> so good in that dress. >> i understand she's the one who's more free-willed, party -- >> she's the more gregarious. the press says she's a bit too over the top and wants to do the party planning stuff. probably unfair. she's a great support for kate. she may be kate's lady in waiting. >> what does that mean?
>> her closest confidante to help her with all things royal. >> it would seem natural for a sister to occupy that role in our way of life. >> it's a lot to ask of pippa to give up her life to support her sister. does she want to do that? >> like a royal secretary role? >> exactly. >> this is the first wedding where social media played a big role. what are you seeing on facebook? >> i have seen e-mails and facebook. i think there are a hundred searches on everything royal every second. people are going mad for it. kate's dress is being widely discussed. searches for william are up and harry, very popular online at the moment. >> i was on twitter and the top three trending topics for a time were all about the royal wedding. number one was # proudtobebritish. >> i'm so proud to be british today. seeing this year, being here,
having a bird's eye view, we have done ourselves proud. >> while the hymns were being sung in the church you were singing along. >> andrew the historian and i sang along to "jerusalem." we both had it at our weddings. it's a great day for britain. >> we have much more ahead. right now let's go to new york. tamron hall is standing by at the news desk with the headlines of the morning. >> hi, everyone. rescuers are searching for victims of wednesday's tornado onslaught in the south that claimed close to 300 lives. lester holt is live in tuscaloosa, alabama. good morning again. >> reporter: tamron, good morning. what you see behind me is typical. every house here and across the region tells a story. a young couple here married only four days. the wife home alone with the dog in the closet, rode out the tornado and survived. president obama touched down here a short while ago.
he will be touring damaged areas like this. he had already signed a declaration of emergency to allow federal funds to pour into the area. alabama certainly suffered the worst of the tornadoes. 210 people dead here. tennessee, 34. there were 33 in mississippi. in all, six states suffered fatalities from tornadoes. it is believed, and we should get further word later today, but it is believed one tornado came from the mississippi/alabama border through tuscaloosa, birmingham. if that's the case it would be the longest tornado on record in terms of the time on the ground. many people are looking at the massive death toll which we haven't seen for decades from tornadoes wondering why it was so high in this era of high technology forecasting devices, but experts say the tornadoes were huge. some spinning at speeds of 200 miles an hour creating this kind of devastation. they were also on the ground for a very long time. of course they took aim on heavily populated areas like
tuscaloosa, population 83,000. the search for victims continues. cadaver dogs being brought in today. the other work is to get power restored to neighborhoods that weren't damaged but are in their third day in the dark, tamron. >> still hard to believe. the shuttle "endeavour" is on the launch pad in florida where it is scheduled for lift-off at 3:47 p.m. eastern time today. wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords will attend in support of her husband, mark kelly, the commander of the mission. president obama and the first lady are scheduled to attend. the death toll in thursday's attack on a popular cafe in mo rocco has risen to 13 people. at least 11 foreigners were among the dead. 20 others were injured in the explosion. elsewhere in the middle east, syrian government forces opened fire on demonstrators. meantime in libya, governments clashed with opposition forces
chasing them into the neighboring country of tunisia which condemned libya for violating its territory. lara logan said she thought she would be killed covering the fall of hosni mubarak. she said the celebration in cairo's tahrir square in february quickly turned threatening when she was grabbed and sexually assaulted by a mob of up to 300 men. stanford university will start talks with the u.s. military about re-establishing rotc, the reserve officers training program on campus for the first time since the vietnam war four decades ago. the if a culle ti senate voted in favor of the move. the change was spurred by the end of the don't ask, don't tell policy. president obama welcomed hispanic celebrities to help push immigration reform. eva longoria and jose ballart were among those in attendance. the president said he's not
abandoned hope to provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants. now back to natalie and ann in london. >> thanks a lot for holding down the fort. now another check of the weather with al. al, looks like the sun's out. >> say that again, ann? >> looks like the sun is back out. >> yes. it sure is, with a vengeance. it's warmed up in the low 60s now. the royal standard is up. that's a 12 b 3 flag. this one's 36 x 18. once the queen leaves it will be lowered. that standard only flies when the queen is in residence at buckingham palace. let's check your forecast. talking about the space shuttle as we get ready for the next to the lastle launch. a 20% chance of a shower. afternoon temperature 80 degrees. weather should be okay now for
cape canaveral. we have showers making it through the great lakes. for the most part things are quiet today all around much of the country. we are looking for sunshine out west. showers in the pacific northwest. sunny skies in the southeast. showers in the eastern great lakes into new england. windy conditions in california with sunshine. good morning to you. we are in store for a gradual warmup by noon today. our temperatures are going to be in the low 60s later on by 4:00 p.m. we'll be approaching the 70 degree mark in santa cruz, los gatos, even santa rosa. and the warm upcontinues tomorrow, we're 82 tuesday, 85 for your wednesday. high pressure not going anywhere. we have no rain chances in sight. ann, natalie, back to you guys.
>> all right, al. you're doing a great job this morning. thank you very much. up next, we'll talk all about the royal wedding fashions from kate to the guests. >> they wowed everyone. david beckham included, chelsy davy and elton john. [ female announcer ] keurig brews more than just hot coffee. now you can brew over ice for delicious iced coffee or tea. hot or cold, keurig is the way to brew everyone's favorite cup in under a minute. choose. brew. enjoy. keurig.
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welcome back to london. princess catherine looked ravishing this morning in her wedding gown designed by sarah burton and she was not alone. >> the guests were decked out as well. let's say hello to gabrielle and camilla tominey. the bride was stunning. we were not surprised by the choice of sarah burton/alexander mcqueen fashion house. were you surprise bid td by the elements of design to the dress? >> sarah burton is an avant-garde designer known for making theatrical and fancy,
dramatic gowns. she's known for a strong silhouette. but she's also known for using a lot of historical references and placing them in a modern context. i think in a way sarah's design was very much more kate's idea of what her perfect dress would be rather than what sarah would have done. >> it's a modern grace kelly, right? >> very reminiscent of grace kelly's dress. the fitted bodice with a lace overlay in the sleeves. >> the v-neck as well. >> exactly. grace had it up the neck and covered. but catherinele always favors a v-neck. >> how long was the train? of course so much of the focus of princess diana's wedding was the 25-foot-long train and the
dress was rumpled because she was in the glass carriage. >> yes. >> it was ten-foot. it didn't look longer and it was appropriate. the dress needed to fill the environment of westminster abbey. it's a smaller environment than st. paul's cathedral. it isn't the '80s. we didn't want her in a meringue. >> the princess pouf. >> it was under statedly elegant. >> i loved when she walked in and the wind came up and you could see the dress ripple in the wind. there may be naysayers. what do you think? have you heard from any? >> well, i think in terms of a fashion critique and from the fashion industry we would have liked her to make a more bold choice perhaps in terms of the design. choosing sarah burton was an inspired choice. it's great that she's been an
ambassador for british fashion designers. to me, i felt she could have done something a little bit more modern in the silhouette. i was expecting something a bit more fitted and to train out but the '50s, classic silhouette i felt was a safe choice. >> let's talk about others as well. the bridal party was beautiful. pippa was stunning in that dress. i think every bridesmaid in america wants to know where to get it. >> i thought she was gorgeous. but she didn't upstage the bride because kate looked amazing. but pippa cut an extraordinary figure. >> simple silhouette, classic. >> and they both have amazing figures. they wear fashion well. they both have great hair, great smiles. >> what i loved was what the queen wore. >> the queen in canary yellow. >> she wears bright colors to be
seen in the crowd. >> and she always wears a hat. >> not everyone did. i wonder about that. is that a faux pas? >> we were talking about samantha cameron not wearing a hat. it's a personal choice. there is no law saying you have to wear one. i feel like on an occasion like this it requires something grand and a statement. >> there wasn't much ado because cameron said he wasn't going to wear morning tails. there was a brouhaha and he went with the uniform for a royal occasion. >> to be fair david beckham could wear a track suit. >> i think there may be criticism in tomorrow's paper about samantha cameron. you are meant to have your head covered in the queen's presence in a sacred place like westminster abbey. to not even have a fascinator to
cover part of the head was perhaps a fashion faux pas. >> and camilla, the duchess of cornwall? >> beautiful. >> i thought her hat was rather large. she never makes an understatement. >> but i thought the proportion worked well with her outfit. she looked regal and elegant. >> and the duck egg blue is a lovely color and suits her. >> as far as the men they have it easy. most are in uniforms here. but prince william looked every part the groom, the handsome husband. >> that irish guard's uniform. he made sure he was seen by everyone in bright red. >> thank you very much. we want to tell you that still ahead we'll catch up with nbc's special correspondent ben fogle who attended the wedding. >> but first we want to show you
some of the memorable sights and sounds of truly a memorable day in history. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" at the royal wedding. meredith, you have waited a long time since november when this was announced. you have been looking forward to the day. congratulations. >> finally here. >> will and kate will tie the knot. >> the nails will be done, the makeup applied. ile'm sure she's got to be excited. >> i have my binoculars. >> a party for the people here. >> you are seeing now the bentley leaving clarence house with prince william and prince harry. >> the princes arriving. >> look at these two standing together. >> looks like this might be the car carrying carole middleton. >> there's pippa. >> this is charles and camilla. >> looking now at her majesty the queen. they used to call her waity katie. she is waiting no more. >> the sun has just come out.
>> with this ring i thee wed. >> i pronounce they be man and wife together. bless preserve and keep you. ♪ >> the new princess kate. >> the crowd thrilled. >> as we watch them enter bu buckingham palace, thoughts that this could be their home some day? >> oh, absolutely. >> you are looking at the masses making their way now to buckingham palace. >> here you see the crowd just starting to make their way in. >> it is a sensational sight. >> now we are counting down to the kiss on the balcony behind us. >> here we go! oh! >> that was short.
good morning, once again, it's 8:26. people all over the bay area are celebrating the royal wedding, and today in the bay's marla tellez is live once again at the palace hotel where a local celebration will get underway an hour from now. >> reporter: yes, that's right. but guests are expected to start arriving any minute now. today here at the palace hotel they're going to be enjoying a royal wedding breakfast. you can see what the guests will be enjoying, and they're also going to be watching a playback of the wedding that happened at 3:00 this morning. there's a big projection screen they're going to be watching that wedding again while they
enjoy their british breakfast. today's event is hosted by the palace hotel and seven by seven, the magazine dedicated to everything san francisco. joining me now is president of seven by seven, todd secavich. why did seven by seven want to get involveded in something like this? >> we just think san francisco is the best city in the world to have a wedding. if we can help celebrate the wedding with the royal family, it's our honor. there's so many brides and brides to be here in the city that if we can make -- help them make that day more special here at the palace, it's a wonderful day to start a beautiful day in the city. >> great. todd, thank you very much for your time this morning. brent, that is the latest from the palace hotel. get your appetites ready. >> little egg in the morning would be great. thank you very much. mike has a look at traffic coming up a little bit after this.
we can see by the flag that is now flying atop buckingham palace that the queen has left for a private weekend, we are told, in windsor castle. the royal standard flag has been lowered. replaced now by the union jack. of course the balcony at buckingham palace was the site of prince william and now princess catherine's first kiss. i guess second kiss.
they did it for a second time for posterity, cheered on by the crowd. and the crowd went wild. >> it was a sweet moment. i'm ann curry along natalie morales. we'll check in with al in a moment. we have a guest. >> that's right. look who's here. only 1,900 people in the world can say they attended princess catherine and prince william's royal wedding. you were among those at the reception, ben fogle. we're dyinging to know what you heard. prince charles gave a speech? >> i had to pinch myself that i was there. it seemed like a fairytale. you saw the images. the wedding was magical. for all of us within the abbey, we're encased. we couldn't gather what was going on outside. but what was moving was when catherine and william said "i do" you could hear a distant roar and there was a nod and a smile from everyone in the
congregation. we knew there was approval across england and the reception was extraordinary in buckingham palace just behind and obviously the royal family were there. the car you probably saw racing behind you -- >> the aston-martin. >> with the just married sign. >> does it surprise you? we had no idea what to expect when they exited buckingham palace. >> prince charles gave a heartfelt speech, as did prince william. we were all ushered into the garden. it's huge, an enormous garden, very beautiful. and there they got in the car. the best men had decorated it. they were so happy and to see catherine's sister help her get into the car, it was very family-oriented today. the whole middleton family were there. everyone was chatting. there were no formalities.
i have been lucky enough to go to a number of formal functions at buckingham palace. ile felt there was much less formality today. >> certainly driving himself in the car and take off that way. >> exactly what kate wanted, the idea of an informal affair. is there anything you might feel comfortable telling us about what prince charles said? >> i was invited as a private guest, so it is a little bit awkward. >> that's fine. >> i thought it was really heart it is felt. he talked about his pride of his son. he talked about the pride of having a daughter. he called her a daughter. for a man that has the two sons and we know the history, i thought it was poignant. i really think -- you know, there's been a lot of chatter amongst the wedding guests. i think this is a turning point in the monarchy. they have had their ups and downs. >> it's the future. >> i would like to think in a
hundred years we'll be sitting -- well, not us, but other people sitting here at another big royal wedding saying, do you remember when because it was a turning point. i think they needed the boost and william and catherine brought it. the whole royal family will change. >> prince william and prince harry didn't speak at the reception? >> prince william did actually. >> this is the big speech we're expecting or another tonight as well? >> i think tonight is when you will hear the really heartfelt speeches. william gave a lovely speech. an enormous wedding cake. more like a wedding castle. >> how big was it? >> again, as i keep saying, i felt the whole day was low key given the pomp and ceremony around us. for me arriving here as i came on set i saw some photographs of
the crowds surging down the mall and of course we didn't see that. you're cocooned there. but i feel lucky i have come out and i get to see and hear it. >> we were saying as you were talking about it being a casual understated, but yet still royal affair the wedding and ceremony at westminster abbey. we were talking. it seemed like prince william was joking quite a bit, talking casually to the clergy. >> i'm sure you could see william and harry. you could see harry was looking behind and that william wasn't looking behind on purpose. >> was he waiting? >> you could tell. >> until she got right there. >> i have been with the brothers and they like to josh each other. for me it makes me happy because it could have been so easy for them to get caught up in the pomp and circumstance of the ceremony. there was formality, but it was
all smiles and i like the fact that certainly in the uk press that there were few worries about ambassador issues, issues of prime ministers not invited. certainly none of that arose today. maybe in the press tomorrow. >> it's been great having you here. we appreciate you stopping over from what was a great party, i'm sure. let's get a check on the weather from mr. roker across the way at the australia gate. al? >> one of the cool things about the prince and princess in the aston-martin, prince charles had it converted to run on bioe bioethanol which is crecycled wine. so drink up and drive. we are looking at the east coast on saturday, west coast, risk of strong storms in the mid
section. on sunday, sunshine again. heavy rain from texas into the upper ohio river valley. sunny skies out west with warm weather through the southwest. good morning to you. we are in store for a gradual warmup. by noon today temperatures in the low 60s. later on by 4:00 p.m. we'll be approaching the 70-degree mark in santa cruz, san jose, even santa rosa. and the warmup continues, really kicks into high gear tomorrow and remainder of the weekend. up to 82 tuesday, 85 for your wednesday. high pressure not going anywhere. we have no rain chances in sight. ann and natalie? >> thanks, al. a look at beautiful still photographs of the day and be back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
♪ welcome back to london where princess catherine looks absolutely ravishinging this morning in her wedding gown designed by sarah burton. she was not alone. all the guests from chelsy davie to victoria beckham and david beckham looked smashing as well. gabrielle hackworthy is here to analyze the good, the bad and the gorgeous along with trevor morgan who's been creating hats for the queen for nearly a morgan. she created this hat that is falling off my head and i apologize. it's the fascinator not put on
exactly correctly. we saw a lot of hats. who wore them the best? >> goodness me. there was a wide cross section of hats. we saw amazing headpieces. >> i'm taking it off. >> i'm afraid it won't stay. >> in particular i thought carole middleton looked beautiful. >> she did. it was a sleek, clean line. i thought she did well. >> a lot of the fascinators that catherine brought into vogue. >> i think she has. i was pleased to see the hats. it's nice to see hats as well in the abbey. >> i think one of the two women who chose not to wear a hat. >> she doesn't like to. >> she made it clear she didn't want to wear a hat to the wedding. >> she was wearing a burberry dress which was beautiful but it could have been dressed up with something in her hair rather than just the barrette.
>> we talked about the tredressd that it was rather understated. was it a disappointment? >> it was not typically a sarah burton design. i felt it was very kate middleton which it should be. it's her wedding dress, her day. it needs to have her imprint on the dress. from a fashion point of view i would have liked to see more drama, a more modern silhouette perhaps. the silhouette was very 1950s inspired but maybe that's saying something about the type of bride she wants to be -- traditional. >> i want to talk about prince william's cousins, beatrice and eugenie in the outfit and hats as well. >> they were definitely statement pieces. i guess it shows the eccentricity of the english to make a statement for this occasion. >> victoria beckham as well.
i'm wearing a dress she designed. she's very pregnant but looked smashing. >> amazing. very chic. it's hard when you are pregnant to work with a silhouette that's chic and elegant. she carried it off beautifully. >> and david had a top hat. >> david could look good in a paper bag. >> it doesn't matter what he wears, he'll look great. a top hat is a fabulous way for him to make an appearance at the wedding. >> and we had elton john and his partner david furnish as late-comers to the abbey. they gladly took their front row seats. were they in traditional wedding attire? >> morning dress. >> yes. with a little twist perhaps. fairly traditional. >> what is your take on the red uniform prince william wore?
>> he looked exceptionally sharp and handsome. as a contrast to her dress they make a beautiful and fantastic-looking couple. i think in photographs for years to come it will be a real standout and a very, very beautiful, elegant look. >> meanwhile, prince harry's off and on girlfriend chelsy must be on at this point. she wore a lovely bias reverse satin dress. shows off her eyes well. >> yes. from alberto feretti. i believe she'll reveal a simple shift underneath and change into a more evening gown for the evening. >> thank you both so much. a lot of beautiful, beautiful dresses. and a lot of great hats. i'm sorry mine fell off. still ahead, a truly global event. how americans watched the royal wedding this morning. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ welcome back, everyone, to buckingham palace for a specia e edition of "today" on a friday morning. it's the royal wedding as you may have understood by now. millions of americans got up early to watch the pageantry and romance unfold. nbc's kevin tibbles in times square in new york. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, guys. i told the cabbie to take me to trafalgar square but he turned left and here i ended up in times square. there is a lot of celebrating going on here and across the country. as a matter of fact, this country seems to have gone completely top hat and tails over heels for thisle royal couple. a lot of people had to get up early to join in the celebration. ♪ >> reporter: as the guests arrive, champagne was chilling,
the band was playing, the cake decked out. it was the next best thing to being there. >> it's just a happy event. why not be silly and celebrate it? >> reporter: americans gathered from coast to coast to join in the royal celebration. >> i took the day off. just for the royal wedding. >> reporter: wedding attire requested at the white heart pub in woodland hills, california, where party goers stayed up all night to witness the royal "i do." in illinois, a nod to tradition with a parade of hats. but also attire more suited to the 4:00 a.m. start time. >> some people have been in pajamas because it's early in the morning. >> reporter: scones, tea and must see tv. then the moment everyone was waiting for. the first look at kate's dress. and a collective sigh. [ cheers ] >> reporter: then the royal vows.
>> i william arthur philip louis. >> reporter: of course some of the stateside spectators watched somewhat longingly. >> wouldn't we look good together? >> it's a good match but blonds have more fun. >> reporter: their consolation prize? a lovely 40-carat-like tiara. some 2 billion people were expected to watch worldwide and as the sun came up in the u.s., the other most anticipated moment. [ cheers and applause ] >> just a magical moment. >> reporter: one last toast to the prince and his new princess and then sadly it was off to work for many. >> i'm ready to get the hat off and get to work. >> reporter: noel roy royal hol here. the lucky ones able to trundle off to bed. >> it was perfect! >> reporter: guys, as my tear mother who i know was watching would say, no one puts on a
pageant like the brits. a lot of people probably tuned in to see the dress as well. this thing doesn't have to be back until monday. does anyone need a butler for the weekend? >> kevin -- >> if you think that's a top hat, somebody stepped on it -- or sat on it. >> that might be a bowler. >> reporter: can you ask martin? i believe it's a derby. >> it looks dashing. >> you look handsome. >> kevin tibbles, thank you very much. they have made announcements at buckingham palace over the loudspeakers, first of all, telling the people no more kisses coming up and asking them to be patient but to step behind the barricades and make their way out of the circle. >> they said, calmly make your way out and that's what they are doing the way they came in, calmly and leaving calmly. two in particular know how to have a good time. kathie lee and hoda are having ale royal watching party of their own in new york city. what did you think of the
wedding? >> was there a wedding? did they kiss yet? >> twice! >> meredith and matt, look at our table. this looks like a post new year's eve party here. >> this is ivanka trump. she was here first, left. we sat down at her table. >> we had a great time. people came out early in the morning with hats on, decked out, to enjoy the wedding this time of morning. >> did you cry? >> we both teared up. when did we tear up? >> my spanx are too tight. >> come on. you teared up. >> i wasn't into it until today. then i got so into it. >> we had a ball. >> she is regal, so lovely, such a lady. i think she's great. >> sweet, too. >> i liked it when he mouthed to her "you look beautiful."
>> what people have to know is when we sit in the makeup room before we go on air you watch tv and do running commentary. you comment on just about everything. i know you mentioned with the kw was there a kiss. you know there was. what did you think? >> you know that's not what i call a kiss. you know what i'm saying? >> they have to have a little dignity. >> why? it never worked for me. >> they are an adorable couple and i understand he opportunity like public displays of affection. >> hoda thought it would be long and slurpy. i thought, no, it won't. she was disappointed. she has a long weekend ahead. so it will be fine. >> enjoy the rest of it. we have a few more hours. >> love youme. >> thank you. bye. >> much more ahead from london,
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that fell off my head. you can bask in my beauty. >> looks like a pigeon rooted. >> that's not nice. trevor morgan was here, the milliner who made it. it's a look. >> we're back with more from london, but first your local news and weather. this is your captain speaking, we are fourteenth in line for takeoff.
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♪ we're back with more of our special edition of "today" on this friday morning. at the royal wedding, as the song goes, if you want to know if he loves you so, it's in his kiss. want them to do it again for you, meredith? please. >> princess catherine has been kissed not once but twice by popular demand this morning on the balcony behind us at buckingham palace. it's been a day filled with tradition, pageantry and great ceremony. >> these two young royals also put their own spin on the day. absolutely lovely gown, their personalized notes in the
official program thanking the guests. the bride and groom, their families and some 650 guests are enjoying the first of two receptions inside buckingham palace. this one hosted by the queen. after that they will have a break in what's termed a period of reflection at clarence house followed by another reception hosted by william's father, prince charles. >> let us bring in michelle kosinski who has been joining us throughout the morning. was at the goring hotel and now joins us here. good morning. >> hi. it was absolutely beautiful. from the first moment the crowds got a glimpse of kate there was so much talk about not being able to see her coming out of the hotel but she was in an open car so everyone got a great look. what a magical moment. as soon as she started walking down the aisle, the sky opened up and we got a little peek of sunshine. it was great because william and catherine wanted to incorporate nature into their wedding.
the abbey was full of live foliage and balloons. they wanted to convey the warmth of the moment, despite the scale of everything: >> reporter: it truly is catherine's day, beginning with a wave to the waiting crowds outside her hotel. looking radiantly happy. on her way to the abbey. and here in this thousand-year-old place of worship, kate emerged to take in its grandeur, looking more serious to make the long slow walk, almost four minutes past world leaders and close friends. the journey from her old worldle to a new one. prince harry, ready with a grin, couldn't help but steal a first look back at her. with her classic structured gown and simple veil appears in the style of a medieval queen. her first tiara for her first
day as a real princess. meeting her prince at the altar, smiles and a sweet whisper. whatever these two, all eyes on them were thinking and feeling the emotion seemed right there. >> i, william arthur philip louis take you catherine elizabeth to be my wedded wife. >> to have and to hold from this day forward for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish 'til death us do part according to god's heady law and thereto i give thee my troth. >> i catherine elizabeth take thee william to be my husband to have and to hold from this day
forward for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish 'til death us do part. according to god's holy law and thereto i give thee my troth. >> 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. >> reporter: that moment, cheers across britain. looking and sounding like purele royal magic. william and catherine made this day part natural and simple, intimate and at the same time historic, global, a celebration of love befitting a future king and queen. [ cheers ] >> it might seem strange to use
the word "simplicity" but catherine's gown was elegant and simple. the bridesmaids' dresses were simple, babasic, elegant, of course and even the balloons in the abbey. they wanted them to be fresh. some were taken from the palaces, neutral colors. some of the planters said we would see surprises. we did get two kisses. >> very romantic. >> thank you very much. nice to have you here. natalie morales in trafalgar square. >> yes, with the mayor of london boris johnson. natalie? >> that's right. the mayor hosting an amazing party in trafalgar square. there were 20,000 people here today. >> that's a fraction. there are hundreds of thousands in hyde park. >> huge crowds everywhere. you, in fact, were inside westminster. what was it like in there? >> lovely. it was a very, very happy atmosphere. what you've got here is two
young people who have known each other for a long time, eight years. i think everybody is genuinely intoxicated with happiness because they think this thing is going to work. >> we hope so. >> this is so huge for us because this is the institution, whether you like it or not, that incarnates the continuity of the system of the society. they got married on the very spot where william the conquerer was crowned king almost 1,000 years ago. >> amazing. was there a favorite moment for you? >> you saw the bride walk down the aisle -- >> she was a knockout, stunning. >> were you as blown as way as everybody? >> the greatest moment actually was when they had done the vows and the archbishop wrapped the thing around -- no man put asunder.
then we could hear in the abbey very dimly the cheering of the crowd outside. that was moving somehow. you felt the popular impact of this. >> you gave them a special gift which we unveiled here. a tandem bike. the bike system is something you established here in london, the rentals. do you think we'll see them on the cycle? >> it would be great. yes, it's going gang buster. i hope your viewers will come experiment with our wonderful system. >> nice wedding cake here, too. mayor johnson, thank you for letting us be here all week in trafalgar square. back to meredith and matt. i'm going to dig into the cake here. >> thank you, nat. i like that bicycle built for two. >> natalie, thank you very much. let's bring in our royal experts. we have andrew roberts, camilla tominey and celia walden. this is the first time we have had a royal wedding in the age of social media.
we were talking a little while ago. can you imagine the number of tweets and e-mails and text messages that must have gone out throughout the course of the wedding. brings it to a new level. >> we have been here receiving information directly from the palace. it wouldn't have happened like that in 1981. we have photographers who will be wiring back pictures as soon as they can. it's a modern wedding. kate and william wanted it to have a social media content. it's being stream eed live on youtube. t twitter, facebook. it's all involved. >> they also go with something called the internet snipers out there and instantly want to knock anything they see. that's the other side of the coin here. >> although i don't think they have a leg to stand on today after what we have seen here. >> if you were writing the headlines tomorrow, what would you say? >> i suppose i would say a demure affair or something like that.
there was nothing shocking there and in a funny way we were expecting something to be outlandish whether it was the dress. it was very nice. you felt the genuineness of their feelings for each other. you could see them both breathe a sigh of relief when it was over and they came out of the abbey. after all that repressed emotion which was nice. lots of people have said the dress wasn't as dramatic as they thought it would be. >> have you had a chance to look at socialle media. is that what people -- >> people were expecting, i think because princess diana's dress was so excessive and the train so long. this one has been dignified, slightly pared down. >> deliberately so. they didn't want a bling wedding. they wanted a small wedding, but obviously you can't do that. >> if it was over the top they would have been criticized. >> especially in a recession. we are having difficult austerity measures and people are losing jobs. anything over the top would have
been criticized. >> stick around. much more ahead. now back to new york where we have tamron hall at the news desk with a lot of other headlines this morning. tamron, good morning. >> good morning. we begin with a deadly weather in the south that's claimed close to 300 lives. lester holt is live for us in hard hit tuscaloosa, alabama. good morning. >> reporter: tamron, good morning. you walk up on a scene like this and it takes your breath away. they will bring out cadaver dogs later today to look for more victims. the loss of life is beyond anything we have seen in recent decades from tornadoes. that's because officials say the size of the tornadoes was massive. over a halfle mile wide at points. they stayed on the ground for a long time and targeted heavily populated areas: here in tuscaloosa this is what residents saw wednesday night as a massive tornado tore through the area, pulverizing everything in its path. >> it's one of those things you
see on tv. you don't ever expect it to happen to you. >> went outside, opened the door, just started crying. >> reporter: in all, at least 170 twisters ripped through six states. alabama was the hardest hit in what was one of the deadliest rounds of tornadoes this country has ever seen. two-thirds of those who peris d ed from the birmingham and tuscaloosa areas. search and rescue crews search for victims as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >> we have utter destruction. we have neighborhoods that have basically been removed from the map. we've got thousands upon thousands of citizens who have lost all of their possessions. >> president obama will visit the region today has declared a state of emergency. mobilizing 1400 national guardsmen to help with the recovery and cleanup. >> we can't control when or where a terrible storm may strike. but we can control how we respond to it.
i want every american who has been affected by the disaster to know the federal government will do everything we can to help you recover. >> reporter: the killer storms caused massive evacuations in tennessee and kentucky and left parts of mississippi looking like a war zone. georgia wasn't spared. rock spring resident cheryl brewer and her husband were in their car when the storm hit. >> my husband put his arm through the steering wheel. i grabbed hold of him and the steering wheel. it flipped us around a few times, rolled us. >> reporter: although thousands have lost everything, some -- like terry bennett from georgia -- are counting their blessings, realizing they are among the lucky ones. >> you rebuild. you take it in stride and pray that everybody is safe. >> reporter: storm experts will be out today trying to determine the exact number of tornadoes in the path but they expect the one that blew here started at the
mississippi/alabama border working through birmingham and tuscaloosa. if that's the case and it stayed on the groundle all that time it would be on record as the longest ever tornado. tamron? >> thank you very much. the shuttle "endeavour" is on the launch pad at the kennedy space center in florida where it is scheduled for lift-off at 3:47 p.m. eastern time today. wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords is attending in support of her husband, mark kelly, the commander of "endeavour's" final mission. president obama and the first lady are scheduled to attend. jaycee duggard's file, philip and nancy garido are expected to serve life sentences. duggard said she is, quote, relieved. and there is a lucky lady who doesn't need a prince for a diamond. beth gilbertson found a nearly nine-carat diamond at the crater of diamond state park where the
rules are finders keepers. it is one of the largest found there. gilbertson said she first thought it was a piece of glass. are you kidding me? it's 9:13. back to al with a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by pandora. celebrate life's unforgettable moments with charms from pandora. >> as we look behind, you can see folks streaming out of the traffic circle here by queen victoria's monument. now that all the festivities are over, still a lot of folks hanging around. they have been making announcements, go home. there is nothing left to see here. let's see what we have to how you as far as the weather is concerned. retty od news is it's p quiet today. we've got a fewssherow moving through western new york, western pennsylvania. snow back through mountains of
the plains states. but for the most part not bad. wet weather in the pacific northwest. windy and sunny through southern california. showery in the northeast. also in the upper ohio river valuelely. plenty of sunshine through the coast with mild conditions. good morning to you. we are in store for a gradual warmup. by noon today, temperatures will be in the low 60s. later on, by 4:00 p.m., we'll be approaching the 70-degree mark in redwood city, santa cruz, san jose, los gatos, santa rosa and the warmup kicks into high gear tomorrow and the remainder of the weekend. 82 tuesday, 85 for your wednesday. high pressure not going anywhere. we have no rain chances in sight. and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al. thank you very much. we are back with much more from london, including speculation
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but you can imagine how excited they must be to get away from the media spotlight. >> the first one caught my attention. you think there is a chancel they will go to the isles of philly. >> william and harry went there in 1989. it's an archipelago off england. it's a diplomatic choice to stay in the british isles. it's not flashily at all. >> i have heard some speculation they will honeymoon in scotland. >> that's where it all began. where balmoral castle is. hunting, shooting, fishing. lovely time of year. >> not exactly a beach destination if they are looking to tan up a little bit. >> maybe not.
>> how about corfu? >> people have been speculating about it. william's fwragrandfather was b there. it is an island off the west of greece. lovely climate. this is before it was hit in august. great time to go. >> william proposed to kate in kenya. it opens up the possibility that a return to africa. >> they are an adventurous couple. they said they would love to come back. they were engaged on mount kenya. very romantic, sweeping under the stars. kenya has fantastic beaches. >> and speculation, again, that perhaps they may have a honeymoon in australia. what clues might lead you in that direction? >> another commonwealth country.
prince william hinted he might like to come back soon. queensland in the north has the barrier reef, 1200 miles of spectacular coral, wonderful fish and yachting there asle well. >> not sir richard branson's private island? >> maybe he'll give it to them for the week. who knows? >> kate, always good to see you. thank you very much. there is much more ahead from the royal wedding right after this. >> announcer: this portion of "today" is brought to you by mcdonald's. i'm n' there's something inside your mcdonald's happy meal. where? it's really good. do you see it? it's called hope. hope? yeah, hope. i don't see any hope. i don't see any hope in here. you can't see it there, but you can see it here. 'cause every time you get a happy meal or a mighty kids meal some of the money goes to ronald mcdonald house charities to help lots of kids and families.
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good morning to you. it is 9:26 right now. we've just learned nasa has called off today's launch of the space shuttle "endeavour" due to a technical problem. we're of course keeping an eye on this and we'll have more information for you as it comes in. that just came into the newsroom moments ago. also this morning, prince william and katherine middleton are now man and wife. and people all over the bay area are celebrating. today in the bay's marla tellez is fittingly enough at the palace hotel looking exquisite in her hat this morning in san francisco. an exclusive look at the celebration fit for royalty. good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
laura. yeah, now at 9:30 the ballroom here at the san francisco palace hotel has been filled with about 180 guests. you're looking live at the room now, they're actually watching a playback, a taped version of the wedding this morning between prince william and now princess kate. in addition to this they're going to be enjoying an english-inspired breakfast. and on the menu this morning, it's steel-cut oatmeal, coddled egg, for dessert it's a wedding cake of carrot cake of all things, the executive chef tells me that is english inspired. now, these folks got here just about an hour here and many of them tell me they did not watch the wedding on purpose this morning so they could watch it here at this wonderful event at the palace hotel. laura? >> we'll let you and they enjoy the vows that are being exchanged there once again on playback. we're going to take a quick break. we'll be right back.
welcome back, folks. we're looking at at south bay with a couple spots of slow down, north bay 880, we'll show you travel times here. the two stick out for your south bay commute, very light volume today, no major issues here. getting toward the bay bridge, 28-minute drive. slowing through richmond and live look shows you what things are like at the toll plaza. very light volume. cash lanes, just a few cars, and fast track, no cars. beautiful day heading into the city for now. >> sounds just about perfect. thank you very much, mike, and thank you for joining us. i'll have another local update for you in a half hour. today show returns in less than a minute. have a great friday morning.
♪ back now with more of "today" at the royal wedding. what a terrific day it's been. it turned out to be absolutely beautiful. the rain never really materialized. from our vantage point it was a great time had by all. i'm meredith vieira alongside matt lauer. >> the party was very big here. they were celebratinging in princess catherine's hometown of bucklebury as well. her friends and neighbors were among the invited guests but the folks at home didn't miss out on the fun. >> and a girl's wedding day is one of the most important in her
life but kate walked into westminster abbey a commoner and walked out her royal highness princess catherine. >> and of course the dress you're looking at is now probably the most famous dress in the world. other brides are already clamoring for the look and designers are probably working on dresses inspired by the look and the style. next week on "today" one of the first princess catherine-inspired wedding gowns at commoner prices. i have no idea how much that cost but it probably was a little bit expensive. >> it probably was. you can head to nbcstore.com/royalwedding to purchase a commemorative dvd and more prince william and princess catherinele royal wedding keepsakes. we are talking about the mug they made with the kiss. it's going onle sale now. >> tesco supermarket.
we want to bring in a special guest responsible for much of the orchestration of this morning's events. good morning to you. also, congratulations. it seemed to go off without a hitch. >> it was perfect. we were very happy. months of planning has gone into this, but in a way at buckingham palace we are used to putting on great occasions. we were blessed with great weather and everything went as planned. >> what was it like for you to be in the abbey? >> it was emotional. i have known them for seven years. it was a lovely service and i know how much they put of themselves in the service. they chose the music, the prayers, it was very, very special. >> i want to talk about the ceremony and the wedding. let's go back to last night. william called you up and said, look, i would like to go out on
the mall and meet some people. that's not unlike him. >> pal. we were in the press office at clarence house and he said, i want to say hi to everyone out there. he and harry had their windows open and saw the atmosphere. we just went around the corner, out the back door. it was typical of william and really nice. there is a lovely sense of good will and excitement. >> what was he saying to you building up to today? last night, was he nervous? >> no. he's been incredibly relaxed all week. it's been remarkable. happy and confident. you saw it today. of course there would be nerves. anyone on their wedding day. it was lovely to see them enjoy it. that's most important. >> three months ago in london we sat down and had lunch. i tried every way in the book to trick you into revealing some information about this event. to be honest, what happened was
total privacy and secrecy, all the details of this remained quiet until we saw them firsthand. in the day of social media, how did you accomplish that? >> people respected prince william and catherine. people love them. when they say, look, we want to keep this until the day -- catherine in particular with the dress. everyone knew it was important to keep the bride secret. every bride wants to do that for their groom, their husband to be. it wasn't that difficult. we have a way of keeping things to ourselves. but we are keeping the information flowing but keeping back the really special stuff. >> you talk about how important it is a day for prince william and prince charles. his oldest child getting married. >> i saw him last night. he was very excited. both harry and william are very, very close to their father.
they had dinner with the duchess of cornwall and the prince of l wal wales. i know he's a proud father. >> what must have been a challenge is trying to walk the line between a day so important for a couple and a day that was so important for the nation. >> that's been the balancing act. maintaining and creating an intimate personal occasion. they said, we can look back like anyone looks back on our wedding day with the same memories of a church, music, friends and family, laughter and speeches. yet have a huge national occasion and a big global occasion and make it with all the pageantry and the pomp and ceremony. i hope we pulled it off. >> as matt said earlier, you did. quite something. >> i know we'll spend time together. where are we going on the honeymoon again? >> nice try. >> we'll tell you off air. >> sure you will. thank you so much. congratulations again. well done.
>> thank you. >> now let's head to al for a check of the weather. al? >> hey, guys. take a look behind me. pretty much within an hour they have cleared out the rotunda around the queen victoria square. the first in were the folks behind the barricades and they are the last out. they get to hang around. the folks who came in after the ceremony have been moved out. as my cameraman brian said, you don't have to go home, you just can't stay here. let's check your weather, look ahead to the weekend, see what we are expecting. for saturday, the east coast looks fantastic. saturday, a risk of strong storms northeast texas into arkansas. wet weather through missouri and illinois. sunny skies out west. on sunday, we're looking at lots of sunshine up and down the eastern seaboard with heavy rain from texas into the mid mississippi river valley. west coast looks great. showers in the northern plains.
good morning to you. we are in store for a gradual warmup. by noon today, temperatures will be in the low 60s, later on by 4:00 p.m. we'll be approaching the 70-degree mark in places like redwood city, santa cruz, santa rosa, and the warmup continues. really kicks into high gear as we head through tomorrow and the remainder of your weekend. 82 tuesday, 85 wednesday. no rain chances in sight. and that's your latest weather. meredith? >> al, thank you very much. up next, the girl-next-door, now a princess. how residents of kate middleton's hometown enjoyed the day one of their ownar marri a a prinince. first, these messages. ♪ ♪ lola gets ♪ and, little man, little lola wants you ♪
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parties. from small towns to remote villages the british took to the streets. more than 5,000 official street parties were organized to celebrate the wedding of prince william and kate middleton. nowhere were the festivities more meaningful than in the hometown village of bucklebury where kate middleton grew up. >> i was watching her come down the aisle. you know, they are a very beautiful couple. william is going to be a king of the people. i'm sure she's going to be a queen of the people. >> reporter: bucklebury's population of 2,000 doubled that number today, located just 53 miles away from the abbey in london where she was married. middleton's local postman, butcher and pub owner were all invited to the wedding ceremony. villagers are proud of the local girl described as down-to-earth becoming the future queen of england. >> it's a new, modern age sprks
across the country it is estimated party-goers will consume 100 million pints of beer and an astonishing 2.5 million cocktail sausages. the champagne toasts are a tribute to all things british. this could be one of the iconic days where people will ask in the future, where were you on the day prince william and kate middleton were married? >> here at bucklebury, the whole day was about pride without prejudice. matt? >> all right, keith miller in bucklebury this morning. thank you very much. up next, she went into the abbey as kate middleton and came out a princess. princess catherine. how her life has changed in a few short hours. we'll talk about that after this. uh, laugh lines?
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life changed over the course of the morning? philipa gregory is the author of several novels including "the other boleyn girl" and "the red queen." good morning. >> good morning. >> you were here, pretty cynical about the weddinging. you said, i don't know if my friends will watch. now what do you think? changed your mind? >> i have to say we do a lovely show. it was very moving. i think what they managed to do is they managed to be themselves. so their affection for each other and the reality for them was probably the most overwhelming thing. it was very striking. i watched it and i loved it. >> now the reality sets in. she is no longer a commoner. she is now a princess. how will her life change? >> it's going to transform completely. ile would still be on the pessimistic side. >> why do you say that? >> her clothes are lovely and the cars and she'll have lovely holidays but it is a hard job for a modern woman to do.
she has no freedom. she'll never go anywhere without 24-hour surveillance from the public who will want to see her in any mood, any condition. if she can capture her unhappy or tired that's a great photo. >> she's in a better position than princess diana was when she married because i think she knows what she's getting into. she's been with william for ten years, eight as a couple. >> it's a totally different start for her. she's also got a husband who will be very supportive of her. we have already seen that. he's already conscious of the difficulties she'll face. >> she seems to be very much embraced by the royal family. what about her parents? will they be iced out? >> i think they will be iced out, without a doubt. it's not just the royal family. it's the structure. they won't want any other voices in kate's head but their own. >> how does kate maintain her
and duchess of cambridge. >> yeah, about 800,000 people, by the way, in and around london perhaps. >> everybody was waiting for thes kiss. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today," the royal wedding. meredith, you have waited a long time -- since november -- when this engagement was announced you have been looking forward to this day. >> finally here. >> will and kate will tie the knot. >> the nails will be done, makeup applied. she has to be excited. >> standing by with binoculars. >> this is a party for the people here. >> you are seeing now the bentley leaving with princes william and harry. >> look at these two standing together. >> this might be the car carrying carole middleton. >> there's pippa. >> there's the queen in yellow. >> looking now at her majesty the queen. >> they used to call her waity
katie and she is waiting no more. >> the sun has come out. let's take in this moment. ♪ >> i william arthur philip louis. >> take three, catherine elizabeth. >> take thee, catherine elizabeth. >> to be my wedded wife. >> i catherine elizabeth. >> take thee, william arthur philip louis. >> take thee, william arthur philip louis. >> to by wedded house. >> to my wedded house. to love and to cherish, till
death do us part. >> with this ring i thee wed. >> i pronounce they be man and wife together. bless, preserve and keep you. >> a new princess, kate. the crowd thrilled. >> as we watch them enter buckingham palace. thoughts that this could be their home some day. >> oh, absolutely. >> you are looking at the crowd -- the masses making their way now to buckingham palace. >> here you see the crowd, just starting to make their way in. >> it really is a sensational sight. >> we are counting down to the kiss now on the balcony behind us. >> here we go!
jaycee due guard and held her captive 18 years. they both pleaded guilty yesterday. 56-year-old phillip garrido will face a maximum sentence of 431 years to life in prison. his wife nancy faces 36 years to life for rape and kidnapping. the plea means dugard and her children, fathered by phillip garrido, will not have to testify in court. the couple will be sentenced on june 2nd. the ordeal of two uc berkeley grads held captive in iran will be told today. sarah shourd, her mother and supporter will hold "dimensions of detainment." it's meant to bring attention to the plight of shane bower and josh fattal. they've been held in an iranian prison for more than 600 days. the performance will be at noon at the united nations plaza in san francisco. right now, want to get a check of the forecast. >> good morning to you.
well, we are in store for a royal forecast around the bay area this weekend, it's going to be absolutely perfect, with our temperatures in the 70s courtesy of high pressure. today looking mild in terms of where we're headed towards next week. 80-degree weather is back in the mix. 70s today. meanwhile, 65, a little bit more mild in san francisco today. we're up to 78 degrees by sunday, light winds. >> all right. now we do have the metering lights registering but chp incident report says the lights have been turned off in the last minute and a half. so we have a little slow drive through the east shore freeway but no major issues at the toll plaza. live look, northbound side was jammed up but just moved a disabled vehicle, so now it's a smooth drive out of san francisco into the north bay. but beautiful any where you drive. >> doesn't it? >> and it's friday. looks good. i'll have another local news update for you in a half hour. "the today show" returns in a minute. hope you get to enjoy your