- 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.


2:02 p.m.

It’s a nice day for a wet wedding: A handful of the revelers who were gathered in front of Buckingham Palace to witness “The Kiss” hopped into a fountain.

It’s warm here in London, but it’s not that warm.


1:52 p.m.

Hopefully you didn’t spend too much on your straightening iron. This is what celebrity hair dresser Andrew Barton said about the bride’s hair, which was styled by James Pryce in a “demi-chignon”: “Kate wearing her hair as she has is the death of the straightening iron.”

“This is definitely about the re-birth of the roller.”


1:41 p.m.

Royal Air Force planes did a dramatic flyby over Buckingham Palace as Kate and William stood on the balcony, looking up and seeming fairly impressed. The crowd, meanwhile, let out (yet another) cheer.


1:30 p.m.

BREAKING: The newly married Kate and William have made an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, to a roar of cheers from the throngs gathered below. Even without being able to hear her, it was clear that Kate responded with a big “Wow.”

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