Royal Wedding: Kiss me Kate as big day is sealed with a kiss - VIDEO

NEWLYWEDS William and Kate sealed their love with this kiss on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony to the delight of the nation, writes digital editor Graham Walker.

The bride and groom appeared with their families to acknowledge the thousands of well-wishers crowded along The Mall.

First Kiss: Prince William and wife Kate Middleton kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

First Kiss: Prince William and wife Kate Middleton kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

They exchanged a kiss to roars of approval. Then, as an RAF flypast swept towards the palace, the couple kissed again.

William and Kate were proclaimed “man and wife” at a historic ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

The future king and his beautiful bride, who will now one day be Queen, pledged their love for one another in the ancient surrounds, watched by millions across the globe.

In a stunning ivory gown with lace applique floral detail designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, Kate walked up the red carpeted aisle a commoner.

With her new husband at her side and a ring on her finger, the former Miss Middleton left the abbey as HRH the Duchess of Cambridge - William was made a duke by the Queen this morning.

A congregation of 1,900 and up to two billion people saw their vows, as they were beamed live around world.

In the presence of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton and other guests in the abbey, William placed Kate’s simple gold wedding band on her finger.

After stepping outside at the Great West Door, they joined a carriage procession of magnificent pomp and splendour and headed back to the Palace following the ceremony, ready to watch the traditional flypast from the balcony.

The bride and groom appeared with their families to acknowledge the thousands of well-wishers crowded along The Mall.

Later, William drove his new wife Kate out of Buckingham Palace in a convertible Aston Martin - with the number plate “JU5T WED” on the back. Best man Prince Harry and other family and friends tied balloons to the back of the car.

A St James’s Palace spokesman said: “It was Prince William’s idea to drive his new bride away from the official reception on their first journey as a married couple to his family home.”

In tribute to the happy couple, the RAF flew overhead in a yellow rescue Sea King helicopter - as a special surprise for the bride and groom. It was in honour of William’s job as a RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot.

The future king and his beautiful bride, who will now one day be queen, pledged their love for one another in the ancient surrounds of Westminster Abbey, watched by millions across the globe.

In a stunning ivory gown with lace applique floral detail designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, Kate walked up the red-carpeted aisle a commoner.

With her new husband at her side and a ring on her finger, the former Miss Middleton left the abbey as HRH the Duchess of Cambridge - William was made a duke by the Queen on Friday morning.

A congregation of 1,900 and up to two billion people saw their vows, as they were beamed live around world. The Metropolitan Police estimated that crowd numbers peaked at one million along the route to the abbey, with around 500,000 people in and around The Mall trying to catch a glimpse of the couple’s kiss.