- Associated Press - Friday, April 29, 2011

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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9:36 a.m.

Paisley Dodds, AP’s chief of bureau in London, is taking a moment to think about hats. Here’s a preview of her story, which will be show up online soon:

Floppy, feathered, flouncy and expensive _ hats were in full force Friday with guests lining up outside of Westminister Abbey for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.

Some looked like dinner plates. Others were so large they covered faces. One woman wore a bright red fascinator that resembled a flame licking her cheek.

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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?

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