A spectator takes a photo outside of Westminster Abbey before the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London Friday, April, 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer) (AP)

Street scenes from a wedding-dazed London

The bridal costumes, the signs, the onlookers kissing -- our favorite scenes from outside Westminster Abbey


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Natasha Lennard
April 29, 2011 5:57PM (UTC)

Hundreds of thousands of people converged on London to be part of the festivities Friday. Some members of the crowd -- sprawled along and near the royal wedding parade route -- were more colorful than others.

The king and queen of hearts:


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Credit: Aurelian Guichard, Flickr stream

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An onlooker grabs some shut eye along the parade route, while a couple share in the romance of the day:

Credit: AP/John Giles

Scones and champagne in along the parade route:


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Credit: Aurelian Guichard, Flickr stream

Flag girls:

Credit: AP/Elizabeth Dalziel

 A row of "porta-loos," as the British would call them, for crowd use:

Credit: AP/Elizabeth Dalziel 

Patriotism floods London:



Regent Street

Credit: Aurelian Guichard, Flickr stream

National pride:

Credit: AP/Gero Breloer

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Union Jack flags as far as the eye can see:


Royal Wedding Crowd

Credit: Garry Knight, Flickr stream

William and Kate masks ready to go:


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Credit: Aurelian Guichard, Flickr stream

A traditional Pearly Queen --  a member of the historic, working class charitable organization of Pearly Kings and Queens, who have collected money in pearl-embroidered garb since the 19th Century -- dons her pearly best:


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Credit: Aurelian Guichard, Flickr stream

Kates for the day:

Credit: AP/Elizabeth Dalziel

 Unrequited love:


Royal Wedding

Credit: Aurelian Guichard, Flickr stream

 


Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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