- 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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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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11:45 a.m.

Need a break from all this ceremony? If you’re in Britain, here’s a look at what’s showing on some of the channels that aren’t airing live wedding coverage:

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