The Royal Family Heads To The Much-Anticipated Evening Reception

Prince William and his new wife Kate arrived on Friday evening at Buckingham Palace for their evening reception, with the bride changing from her much-talked-about gown into a second Sarah Burton creation, a white strapless evening dress.

After a brief rest at the home of William’s father Prince Charles, the newlyweds returned to the palace for a dinner with about 300 family and friends.

St. James’s Palace said William’s bride had changed into her second outfit of the day, a strapless white satin evening gown with a circle skirt and diamante embroidered detail round the waist.

The newly titled Duchess of Cambridge was also wearing a white angora bolero cardigan, St James’s Palace said.

Prince William was dressed in a dinner jacket with a black bow tie.

The couple were accompanied by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The Dukes of Cambridge will spend their first night as a married couple at Buckingham Palace.

Royal Couple Cut Wedding Cake

As is tradition, Prince William and Kate Middleton decided to serve their guests a multi-tiered fruit cake after they were crowned the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

But if you thought it would look like something your Grandmother punches out every December 25th, you were sadly mistaken!

This glorious eight tiered cake was designed by Fiona Cairns and made from 17 individual fruit cakes.