WEDDING WATCH: Becks and Posh have arrived

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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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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.

AP’s Rich Matthews has spotted a hint of American-style royalty in London: paper crowns, being handed out by Burger King. A Whopper, your majesty?

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9:19 a.m.

We know about kings and queens, princes and princesses. But a lot of royal titles have been bandied about today. Which one’s more important than which?

Here’s a rundown of some of the other key titles, from the highest level of seniority to the lowest: duke, marquess, earl, viscount, baron.

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9:14 a.m.

Along the wedding procession route on the Mall, AP’s Fergus Bell talked to Alison Burtt, who used to work for Coutts Bank _ and who says she opened a 16-year-old Princess Diana’s first bank account.

“We’re royalists. We couldn’t come and do this when the kids were small, so we are doing it now,” she said. “Working for the royal bank, you kind of have to be a royalist.”

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