By Daily Mail Reporter
-Prince Harry gave his speech at the reception last night
Kate Middleton, in her gown for the evening, left Clarence House alongside Camilla Parker Bowles for the short journey to Buckingham Palace
Prince William and Kate left Clarence House last night for the short trip to Buckingham Palace for their wedding party.
Some 300 of the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's closest family and friends celebrated with dancing and dinner at the black tie do, which was expected to stretch into the early hours.
The Queen gave over the palace to the wedding celebration as revellers including the couple's close friends Guy Pelly and Thomas Van Straubenzee attended.
Kate's second dress was a strapless white satin gazar evening dress with a circle skirt and diamante embroidered detail round the waist. William stuck to the safe bet of a dinner jacket and bow tie
Mrs Middleton wore a black capped sleeve dress, cut low at the front and back, with a tiered skirt while her daughter Pippa opted for a long emerald green sleeveless dress with a jewelled embellishment on the front and a plunging neckline
The Duchess had switched into a new white outfit for the party - also created by Sarah Burton who designed her wedding gown.
The second dress was a strapless white satin gazar evening dress with a circle skirt and diamante embroidered detail round the waist, St James's Palace said.
Kate was also wearing a white angora bolero cardigan.
The couple left with Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall. The royal party looked happy and relaxed.
The heir to the throne and his son, the new Duke of Cambridge, were dressed in dinner jackets with black bow ties.
Kate had her hair down in her favourite style for the private party.
Camilla wore a light blue hand-embroidered high-collared floor length Anna Valentine dress for the evening.
The new Duchess's family had left the Goring Hotel shortly before 7.30pm.
Her sister Pippa had changed from her bridesmaid dress into a long emerald green sleeveless dress with a jewelled embellishment on the front and a plunging neckline.
Her hair was pinned up at the back and she was carrying a clutch bag.
Kate's mother Carole Middleton smiled after stumbling slightly as she came down the stairs at the hotel and her son James placed a guiding hand on her back as she climbed into a silver people carrier.
happy and relaxed William made the short journey along The Mall in a Jaguar car with Prince Charles and Camilla closely behind
Camilla and Prince Charles were not far behind the newlyweds as they travelled down The Mall
Mrs Middleton wore a black capped sleeve dress, cut low at the front and back, with a tiered skirt.
The bride's father and brother wore black tuxedos with bow ties.
The family left the hotel soon after two minibuses full of guests set off for the palace where guests had started to arrive in a stream of Land Rovers, taxis and cars soon after 7pm.
Zara Phillips and her fiance Mike Tindall, who are due to marry in late July, arrive for the party
Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence arrive at Buckingham Palace for last night's reception
Within the walls of the royal residence, toasts were drunk to the newlyweds, speeches made, including Prince Harry's best man speech, and guests danced the night away within the walls of the historic royal residence.
The ballroom, measuring just over 36 metres in length and 18 metres in width, is the largest of the 775 rooms in the palace and was the focal point for the party.
Earl Spencer's children Lady Kitty, Lady Amelia and Lady Eliza and Viscount Althorp arrived together for the wedding party
Guests mingled in the white drawing room, music room, blue drawing room and state dining room - all found in the west wing - and the nearby picture gallery.
One of the most eagerly awaited moments of the event, held in the State Rooms including the grand ballroom, was Prince Harry's best man speech.
When the party concludes, the newlyweds were expected to spend their first night as a married couple at the Palace.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
By Daily Mail Reporter