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Royal wedding live blog: Tuesday, April 26

Prince William and Kate Middleton leave City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 8, 2011. AP

(CBS) Good morning, royal watchers!

Here's where we'll be posting all our royal wedding news, pictures and video for Tuesday, April 26. We'll be updating throughout the day, so be sure to check back here to see what's new.

Complete coverage: Britain's royal wedding

8:52 a.m. EDT Royal wedding worth the media frenzy?

When Clarence House - the royal house in London - announced last November that Prince William had popped the question to Kate Middleton, a media frenzy began almost immediately, and many people worldwide have been gripped by wedding fever ever since.

It's been just 23 weeks since William and Kate got engaged, but the coverage continues to build. And now, with the wedding just three days away, some in the media can't get enough, while others are saying "enough already." (Read the full post here.)

9:31 a.m. EDT Royal wedding rain may be a treat for history buffs

After an unusually hot April in London, forecasters warn that the end of the month could bring cooler temperatures and rain. A lot of rain. On Friday, April 29, the day of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding, heavy showers are predicted.

That damp outlook may not be a bad thing. If it rains, Prince William and Middleton will leave Westminster Abbey in the glass coach that Lady Diana took to St. Paul's Cathedral on July 29, 1981. For history buffs, that could be a treat. (Read the full post here.)

9:54 a.m. EDT London beyond the royal wedding

Even if the royal wedding isn't your thing, London - the site of the royal wedding and all the festivities to go with it - might be.

And on "The Early Show" Tuesday, John Penrose, Minister for Tourism & Heritage and a member of Parliament, offered a surprising look at a city many think they know, but are just scraping the surface at seeing in its entirety. (Read the full post here.)

10:51 a.m. EDT First spot grabbed in wedding watchers' line

Who's the first person to claim a place in what will no doubt be a crush of royals fans outside Westminster Abbey when Kate Middleton and Prince William wed on Friday?

John Loughrey, 56, adorned in Union Jacks, that's who. (Read the full post here.)

11:27 a.m. EDT Kate Middleton to borrow Queen Elizabeth's wedding tiara?

Kate Middleton may wear the same tiara that Queen Elizabeth II wore for her own wedding as her "something borrowed" when she ties the knot to Prince William on Friday.

Speculation that Middleton will wear the Queen's diamond encrusted Russian Fringe tiara first began after a gambler placed a sizeable bet on the tiara as the chosen royal wedding headpiece. (Read the full post here.)

11:53 a.m. EDT Prince William and Kate Middleton: They're just like us

Cara Sullivan, the deputy editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, tells us in a column that, in many ways, Prince William and Kate Middleton are just like any other lovebirds who met, fall in love and get married.

This is her first column for us, so be sure to check it out! (Read the full post here.)

12:43 p.m. EDT London in the royal wedding spotlight

Royal wedding watchers are cramming the streets of London. Estimates say more than a million people will be in London by Friday. And ahead of the wedding, there's plenty to see, from historic landmarks to some of the fashion districts being made trendier than ever thanks to the princess bride-in-waiting.

CBS News Royal Contributor Victoria Arbiter and "Early Show" co-anchor Erica Hill joined the masses in the city - to take in the excitement and the sights of the city. (Read the full post here.)

1:30 p.m. EDT Prince Harry next for a royal wedding?

Prince Harry, the best man at the upcoming royal wedding and third-in-line to the English throne, is considered one of the world's most eligible bachelors. Will he be the next royal to marry?

Though the prince has an on-again, off-again romance with Chelsy Davy, many still take every opportunity to stare - and swoon - at the sight of the red-headed prince who once was considered the less attractive of Princess Diana's sons. (Read the full post here.)

2:28 p.m. EDT The Wedding Planner: Kate's long walk down the aisle

CBS News royals contributor Victoria Arbiter, reporting from London, will be giving readers daily updates on plans for the April 29 royal wedding.

The west gate at Westminster is the spot where Kate Middleton will begin her four-minute walk - four minutes! - down the aisle. That may be the longest walk of her life. (Read the full post here.)

3:05 p.m. EDT A look back at Prince William and Kate Middleton's romance

It all started at St. Andrews University in Scotland - That's where Prince William met fellow student Kate Middleton.

Since that meeting, a relationship has developed, marriage was proposed and it all leads up to their wedding on Friday. (Read the full post here.)

4:51 p.m. EDT Never-before-seen photos of Prince William released

Britain's Ministry of Defense has released a few previously unseen photos of Prince William during his time with the Royal Navy in 2008.

In one of the images, William, who will wed longtime-girlfriend Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey this Friday, is seen handling a sniper rifle while at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon, southwest England. (Read the full post here.)

6:08 p.m. EDT Royal wedding viewing parties: What to serve

Finally when talking and writing about the royal wedding, we get around to the most important stuff: How it can affect you directly.

Nina Zagat from clues us in on some easy things to do to make a royal wedding viewing party - because we know you're having one - a little more British and just plain fun. (Read the full post here.)

Royal wedding flowers feature local blooms, trees

Westminster Abbey will be filled with a sea of seasonal British flowers and foliage when Prince William and Kate Middleton marry on Friday.

The royal wedding venue will be decked out in an avenue of trees - six English Field Maples and two Hornbeams, some reaching up to 20 feet high - that will line the aisle leading to the altar, according to a release from the palace. (Read the full post here.)

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