WEDDING WATCH: A kiss on the palace balcony

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“I want to see that kiss on that balcony,” Hunt-Stevenson said. “That’s going to clinch it for me. I don’t care what Kate wears. She is beautiful anyway.”

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10:30 a.m.

Royal officials say Catherine Walker designed the dress to be worn by Carole Middleton, the mother of the bride. AP’s Cassandra Vinograd has passed along some details; grab your fashion dictionary and read on:

She’ll be wearing a sky blue wool crepe coat dress, with matching satin piping and passementerie at the waist and cuff. Under that will be a sky blue silk shantung “sydney” day dress, with short pleated sleeves and pleated pocket.

Walker, who designed the dress in which Princess Diana was buried and hundreds of her outfits, died in September from cancer.

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10:19 a.m.

BREAKING: Prince William arrives at Westminster Abbey for his wedding to Kate Middleton.

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10:18 a.m.

London Mayor Boris Johnson is getting creative (and a bit romantic) with his wedding gift for William and Kate: a tandem bicycle.

“I’m very proud to be invited,” he said. “I’ll be going to Trafalgar Square later to give a toast to the royal couple.”

Johnson, an avid cyclist, has put thousands of public bikes on the streets in the last year in order to ease traffic congestion in the city and promote healthy living.

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