WEDDING WATCH: Lip readers catch a William joke

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AP’s Cassandra Vinograd _ CassVinograd on Twitter _ tweets from just outside Westminster Abbey: One downside of (hash tag)royalwedding mania? Getting around London! Tube packed with flag-waving, tiara-wearing folk.

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8:47 a.m.

AP’s Caryn Rousseau in Chicago will be reporting Friday on royal wedding festivities in the U.S. Here’s some of what she says is planned:

_ Full English breakfasts and British-themed parties are planned all around the country.

_ Colbie Caillat will be singing at a live viewing party in New York’s Times Square.

_ At Walt Disney World in Florida, about 250 guests have been invited to wear prince and princess attire.

_ Various restaurants and bars are hanging Union Jack bunting and hosting watch parties. Royally themed drinks will include “The Windsor Knot” and “The Bitter Queen.”

_ Of course, many others will gather in private homes in the states. Expect lots of scones and cucumber sandwiches.

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8:39 a.m.

Jennie Bond, one of Britain’s foremost experts on the royal family _ and a paid consultant for The Associated Press this wedding day _ said there was a hint that Prince William was going to be named the Duke of Cambridge.

The queen went to visit Cambridge the day before yesterday so a lot of people thought that was how it was going to be.”

Bond called the title “a personal gift from the queen, a mark of her esteem for her grandson.”

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