- 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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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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