Prince William and Duchess Catherine Middleton emerged on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to the give the people what they wanted – the first royal kiss.

The couple kissed at 1:25 p.m. with hundreds of thousands of admirers looking on. Many found the kiss underwhelming and began chanting for more. William and Kate accepted the challenge and soon offered up a second longer kiss. Thirty years earlier, Prince Charles and Princess Diana kissed on the same balcony after their wedding for their ill-fated union.

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