Evening Standard publishing twice Friday to grab wedding readers

A man reads a copy of the Evening Standard newspaper outside Clarence House shortly after the announced engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Nov. 16, 2010, in London, England. Prince William, who is second in line to the throne following his father Prince Charles, has been in a relationship with Ms Middleton for the past 8 years. They were engaged in October whilst on a private holiday in Kenya and are due to marry in London in the spring or summer 2011. Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The Evening Standard features Prince William and Kate Middleton in this Nov. 16, 2010, file photo.
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(CBS) How big a deal is it to publish a photograph of Prince William and his bride, Kate Middleton, kissing on the balcony at Buckingham Palace? Big. So big that the London Evening Standard will publish two editions Friday.

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The paper, a free Monday-Friday daily, is also breaking with its own tradition of not publishing on a Bank Holiday; it hasn't done so in more than 50 years, reports the Guardian.

The first edition of the paper will be on the streets at about 1 p.m. GMT, according to the Guardian. The second edition with a balcony kiss (assuming there is one) will be available by about 2:30 p.m.

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  • David Riedel

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