WEDDING WATCH: Kate tries out her royal wave

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As Kate and William ride around town in their carriage as husband and wife, AP’s Hasan Dudar in Indianapolis has caught up with Jen Barnette, who’s having her friends over for a “Kate-tail” party and sleepover.

The living room was set up as if for a wedding, with rows of chairs _ lined up in front of the TV _ and a runner-lined aisle. The guests wore Wills and Kate T-shirts.

“I made mock invitations that look just like the royal invites,” Barnette said. “They all get a copy-Kate ring.”

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12:13 p.m.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Wills and Kate) have emerged from Westminster Abbey to the ringing of wedding bells, a roar of cheers and a throng of news photographers. They then hopped into their open carriage for their ride around the neighborhood.

And off they go.

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12:02 p.m.

One of the latest hymns sung at the wedding, “Jerusalem” (“And did those feet, in ancient times …”) is the closest thing to a national hymn for the English. Among those outside Britain, it might be more likely to evoke a certain Monty Python episode _ the one where a bed salesman keeps singing the hymn as a couple of newlyweds, still dressed as bride and groom, try to make a purchase.

A versatile hymn indeed.

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11:49 a.m.

Exciting news for the crowds in the streets of London, first delivered to AP’s London office by Fergus Bell in Trafalgar Square: The sun has broken through the clouds.

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