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Royal Wedding 2011: Countdown Underway (LIVE UPDATES)

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The countdown to the Royal Wedding is underway. (Scroll down for a countdown clock.)

Kate Middleton stepped out Thursday evening in a printed dress, as the public got one last look at her before the big day. The ceremony is slated to begin at 6 a.m. Eastern Time.

We'd love for you to follow along and watch live with HuffPost Style. Scroll down for our live coverage.

Find all you need to know about the Royal Wedding with this guide and our Big News page.

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And, with 1 million people crowding the Mall in London and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge off somewhere celebrating, we bid you a fond farewell. Check back with us if and when the next royal ties the knot! And don't forget to check our royal wedding page throughout the day for the latest coverage.

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Wills and Kate depart. And that about wraps it up!

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And now, the military flyover. There go the planes!

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Unprecedented?

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That was quick!

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They are on the balcony, with the family arriving behind them.

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says "Today" show.

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The crowds are crazy!

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Wondering what Prince William's last name is? We've got the answer right here!

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"Today" leads the way. It's in about 12 minutes, people!

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Soldiers marching, bells ringing, newscasters talking. Basically, we're waiting for that kiss!

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ICYMI: the wedding ceremony, as it happened.

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Our style editor informs us: those bells you're hearing? They will ring for three hours, and are being pulled by real live humans.

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Now the Queen, Charles and Camilla alight from their carriages. Up next: the lunchtime reception.

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Or, as a CBS resident Brit says, they "alight" from it.

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Just horses, carriages, waving and cheering. Everyone headed to the Palace.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip are now in a coach of their own.

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En route to the Palace.

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As they exit the Abbey, we finally hear the cheers of the public.

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William and Kate arrive back from signing the marriage register. Kate curtsies to the Queen, and then the newlyweds walk back down the aisle.

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According to the official schedule: in about ten minutes, William and Kate emerge from the Abbey and leave for Buckingham Palace in the carriage. Between 7:15 and 8:25, everyone arrives at the Palace. At 8:25, the new couple appears on the balcony...and kisses. Stay with us for these moments, won't you?

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The "Today" show's resident Brit says that the open carriage the Duke and Duchess will be traveling to Buckingham Palace in is "very comfortable."

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Pippa hoists Kate's train, and the Duke and Duchess are led away. The TV people say they will now get a private moment with each other.

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The Queen does NOT sing as everyone sings to her.

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Another hymn, another prayer. Here's Charles, Camilla, Harry, and an earnest-looking David Cameron singing.

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