Inside Westminster Abbey, Catherine Middleton beamed at Prince William, but the tightness of her grip on her father's hand may have given a clue to her state of mind. Those watching on television could clearly see Prince William reassure her, telling her, "You look beautiful."
Later, after the Archbishop of Canterbury, who performed the marriage ceremony, blessed the Welsh gold ring that Catherine will wear, those watching the closeups on television saw another tense moment. The ring was a tight fit and Prince William had to struggle with the ring before eventually getting it on Kate's finger. No doubt thousands of married couples empathized with his dilemma.