Royal Wedding 2011: Live blog of the events from London

Prince William and Kate Middleton approach the alter at their wedding at Westminster Abbey. (Photo: Associated Press)
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4:58 a.m.: Can't get enough Royal Wedding? Lucky for you, TBD's Maura Judkis will have even more coverage! She'll be out at the Ritz Carlton Hotel for a wedding watch party, where she says there will be a hat contest. You had better believe we'll keep an eye on that! You can also follow Maura on Twitter.

4:52 a.m.: A group of Royal Guards are marching toward Clarence House and Buckingham Palace. Noted most for their stoic demeanor, does anyone care to make a bet on how many smiles we'll see from them on this festive day? We'll still set the over/under at one.

4:47 a.m.: Elton John has arrived. That means the party can begin!

4:44 a.m.: Photos are starting to trickle in from London of all the festivities. You can check them out at our new photo gallery. We'll be updating it throughout the day.

4:35 a.m.: Just a quick observation -- soccer superstar David Beckham and his wife, Victoria, are getting a lot of face time so far this morning. They might be as famous as the royals themselves in Great Britain!

4:32 a.m.: According to the official schedule, which as we said, should be followed exactly to the second, official dignitaries and heads of state from around the world will begin arriving in 18 minutes. To see it all happen, watch our live stream of the wedding!

4:27 a.m.: Robin Roberts of ABC reports that an awning has been placed over the door where Kate Middleton will emerge for her trip to to the Abbey as to not let people see her dress before the ceremony. Those sneaky, wily wedding planners!

4:20 a.m.: Like all royal events, the schedule for today's wedding is extremely regimented, and there's no reason to think that there will even the slightest deviation. For instance, at precisely 5:10 a.m. Eastern time, the Princes will leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey, and are expected to arrive exactly five minutes later.

4:14 a.m.: The commentators on ABC are mentioning that you have to be "just a bit silly" to wear one of those "Fascinators," or more commonly, one of those giant, colorful hats. Cynne Simpson knows a whole lot about those hats, and we think you should take a look at The Many Hats of Cynne.

4:12 a.m.: There are going to be 5,500 street parties throughout London today to celebrate the Royal Wedding! Are there any parties where you are? Let us know by tweeting @ABC7News.

4:09 a.m.: Barbara Walters just pointed out that one of the biggest faux pas a Royal Wedding guest can commit is...wait for it...letting your cell phone go off during the ceremony? See -- common courtesy about your phone even pertains to the royals in London!

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