LONDON (AFP) – The crowds outside Buckingham Palace were all begging for Prince William and Kate Middleton to kiss -- but one young bridesmaid's expression showed just what she thought of the whole business.
Three-year-old Grace van Cutsem, the new Duke of Cambridge's goddaughter, covered her ears, leaned on the ledge and stared balefully at the crowd as the royal couple locked lips behind her.
Kate tried to comfort the little girl, whose comedy moment apparently came after she became overwhelmed by the noise of the event as some 500,000 people massed in The Mall outside the palace.
Grace and the other five children who made up Middleton's troupe of bridesmaids and pageboys had otherwise behaved impeccably throughout the wedding service in London's Westminster Abbey.
The only other hiccup was when Eliza Lopes, the three-year-old granddaughter of William's stepmother Camilla, repeatedly fiddled with her floral headdress apparently fearing it would slip off.
"Their quality was superb. Everything was perfection," said one of the well-wishers below, Doris Narty, 74, from Ghana.
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