WEDDING WATCH: Diana’s 1st bank account

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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9:14 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.”

And for the uninitiated in all things London: The Mall isn’t pronounced the way many might think. Say the name Al, but put an M in front of it.

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9:11 a.m.

ABBEY ARRIVALS: Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, has arrived at Westminster Abbey. Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe also shows up.

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8:57 a.m.

Just spotted on the TV coverage: a man in the crowd wearing tails and a formal plaid pants and vest. Are you wearing your plaid ensemble?

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8:53 a.m.

AP’s Cassandra Vinograd _ CassVinograd on Twitter _ tweets from just outside Westminster Abbey: One downside of (hash tag)royalwedding mania? Getting around London! Tube packed with flag-waving, tiara-wearing folk.

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