WEDDING WATCH: A kiss on the palace balcony

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12:13 p.m.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Wills and Kate) have emerged from Westminster Abbey to the ringing of wedding bells, a roar of cheers and a throng of news photographers. They then hopped into their open carriage for their ride around the neighborhood.

And off they go.

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12:02 p.m.

One of the latest hymns sung at the wedding, “Jerusalem” (“And did those feet, in ancient times …”) is the closest thing to a national hymn for the English. Among those outside Britain, it might be more likely to evoke a certain Monty Python episode _ the one where a bed salesman keeps singing the hymn as a couple of newlyweds, still dressed as bride and groom, try to make a purchase.

A versatile hymn indeed.

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11:49 a.m.

Exciting news for the crowds in the streets of London, first delivered to AP’s London office by Fergus Bell in Trafalgar Square: The sun has broken through the clouds.

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11:45 a.m.

Need a break from all this ceremony? If you’re in Britain, here’s a look at what’s showing on some of the channels that aren’t airing live wedding coverage:

_ BBC Two: “Duel in the Sun,” a Western featuring Gregory Peck and Lionel Barrymore.

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