- Associated Press - Friday, April 29, 2011

LONDON (AP) - As Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot, Associated Press journalists are hunting down the most interesting details, from Westminster to points around the globe. Here’s the latest on the big event.

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9:42 a.m.

Crowds in London are cheering absolutely everyone who drives along the procession route, reports AP’s Rich Matthews, who is on the scene. Not long ago, a sanitation truck rolled by and the crowd went crazy with cheers and screams.

The driver played along, with a bit of a royal wave.

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9:36 a.m.

Paisley Dodds, AP’s chief of bureau in London, is taking a moment to think about hats. Here’s a preview of her story.

Floppy, feathered, flouncy and expensive _ hats were in full force Friday with guests lining up outside of Westminister Abbey for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.

Some looked like dinner plates. Others were so large they covered faces. One woman wore a bright red fascinator that resembled a flame licking her cheek.

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9:27 a.m.

ABBEY ARRIVALS: Soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria _ aka Posh Spice _ arrive for royal wedding.

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9:23 a.m.

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