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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?


8:53 a.m.

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.


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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