London: Google on Friday marked the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton with a doodle that features a London street scene and the royal carriage carrying the newlyweds in a shower of confetti.
After their marriage, Prince William and Kate will become The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This is Google's first doodle honouring a wedding.
The Google logo on Friday was replaced by the picture of the ornate horse-drawn wedding carriage, Westminster Abbey, a princess's castle and the London Eye in the background amidst a shower of red and white confetti.
The image takes users to search results for the British royal wedding with the top entry leading in to a live screening of the ceremony.
Wedding guests in elegant attire filed into Westminster Abbey and royal fans lined the streets of London by the thousands, hoping to snatch a glimpse of history as Prince William weds Kate Middleton in a marriage expected to revitalize the royal brand.
A third of the planet was forecast to be watching Friday as the future king and queen of England start their lives as husband and wife with the two simple words "I will," ending months of buildup with the most public of spectacles.
Google doodles have gained immense popularity over the past few years and the Google team has put out commemorative doodles on events ranging from news events, civic milestones, birthdays, death anniversaries and important dates in history.
Doodles have celebrated the Fourth of July, the Olympics, and John Lennon's 70th birthday. Google estimates it has created more than 900 doodles since 1998, with 270 of them running in 2010. Some appear globally, and others are tailored for local markets outside the US, such as Kenya Independence Day.