they were catching their breath today in
, one day after putting on a
spectacular that was one of the most viewed events in history. as for the prince and his new princess, they emerged again today before taking off for parts unknown. nbc's
has the latest from
. michelle, good evening.
hi, lester. today was a great day for
to recover from the
, though, they took this opportunity to duck out of view, if only for a few days. so what does one do the day after the day that was made for history? more pageantry than many dreamed possible. followed by a night to remember for this quite possibly exhausted young couple. one grabs a little quiet.
walk hand in hand
on the sunlit grounds of
just before escaping by helicopter. to a long weekend, location unknown. somewhere in the uk. perhaps
. but certain to be free of cheering crowds and camera crews. to keep everyone happy, the palace released the official wedding photographs.
with their families, the young bridesmaids and pages, and together, husband and wife. but no tropical honeymoon awaits, at least not yet. the pair has decided to wait. and the future king, believe it or not, will be back at work as an
search and rescue
pilot in wales on tuesday.
i think after such a big wedding and, let's face it, it's the world's biggest wedding, maybe you do need a
to reflect, sit back, catch your breath, and then actually enjoy each other's company.
cleans up and the world devours every detail. the gown that remained a secret, crafted by a small army of laceworkers who themselves didn't know who designed it. of course, the fashion statements. and the frowning flower girl. now the latest internet sensation, she is only 3 years old. the middleton family was seen leaving their hotel, a bit tired maybe, but still smiling, and waving just a little royally. the proud father of the groom was congratulated out in town. but
's more private words after the wedding about being lucky to have
just resonate a long time.
i think yesterday injected a huge rush of energy into the
. by his choice of bride
has ensured that the house of windsor is going to stay on the throne of britain for at least another half century. the sheer love and affection that you saw for princess
is such that no politician would dare put an anti-monarchist platform in any
perhaps that is the legacy for now of this wedding that didn't shout but spoke.
i pronounce that they be man and wife together.
that britain is still mighty, tradition still magnificent, and that true unabashed love is still good enough reason for the entire world to cheer. now, the
did some tangible good, too, not only to local businesses but also to small charities that the couple asked for donations too in lieu of gifts. lester?