WEDDING WATCH: A kiss on the palace balcony

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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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1:30 p.m.

BREAKING: The newly married Kate and William have made an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, to a roar of cheers from the throngs gathered below. Even without being able to hear her, it was clear that Kate responded with a big “Wow.”

And then, there it was: their first royal kiss as husband and wife. (On the lips, but brief. For the record.)

Oh, and then there was another.

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1:26 p.m.

Flora Sutherland, from the Isle of Skye off Scotland, is one of several foreigners living in Kabul, Afghanistan, who got together at her house to watch the wedding on TV.

“We just really wanted to host a party for lots of our friends who are here so that they would have the chance to come and watch it and celebrate together,” she said.

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1:13 p.m.

Britain’s military media operations team at Camp Bastion, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, has tweeted its best wishes:

“Everyone in Afghanistan is hard at work, but the telly is on and we are watching where we can. Congratulations to William and Kate.”

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