- 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.


3:19 p.m.

After this afternoon’s formal reception at Buckingham Palace, the, uh, older guests (including the queen) will be clearing out to make way for a dance party. Reportedly, British singer Ellie Goulding will perform.

The spotlight will still be on William and Kate, of course, but Prince Harry will have his chance to shine. The best man has planned a breakfast for those with the stamina to dance all night.

The fact is, William’s now officially off the market, and Harry’s next in line.

So, Harry hunters, it’s time set your sights.


2:40 p.m.

About 650 people are in Buckingham Palace for a lunchtime reception in honor of the bride and groom. Hopefully they came hungry.

Guests will be munching on a wide variety of canapes, including quail eggs and miniature Yorkshire puddings. And the royal family proudly announced that the chefs are using ingredients from all over Britain.

Here are some of the ingredients mentioned. (The celery salt goes on the quail eggs.)

_ Gressingham duck

_ English goat cheese from Paxton and Whitfield

_ English asparagus

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