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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.”

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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