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Following a dress rehearsal at Westminster Abbey, Kate and her family emerge from a Jaguar at 5:45 p.m. local time outside the hotel, where the radiant bride-to-be waved to well-wishers as they cheered, "Kate!"
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ALL HANDS ON DECK
Equally touched by the outpouring of public affection, a dapper Prince William steps out with his best man, brother Harry, to greet the crowds gathered outside Clarence House, where the royal is spending the evening before his wedding day. "I hope I'm not too nervous tomorrow," William told his well-wishers, among them Nicki Jabri, 43, of Bedfordshire, who said her encounter with the Prince would "stay with me for the rest of my life."
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BROTHER IN ARMS
"I'm sleeping out here tonight," Harry joked as he shook hands with fans outside Clarence House. "The atmosphere is fantastic. That's why we came out."
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SMILES ALL AROUND
Will's step-mum, Camilla Parker Bowles, is equally in good spirits as she makes her way to Clarence House earlier Thursday. Later that night, she and father of the groom Prince Charles stepped out for a pre-wedding dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, thrown for the foreign dignitaries in town to celebrate William and Kate's nuptials.