Practice makes perfect: Hundreds of United Kingdom troops paraded through the empty streets of London in a dawn rehearsal Wednesday for their ceremonial role during the royal wedding. Wednesday's walk-through saw army, navy and air force personnel in full uniform lining the route that Prince William and Kate Middleton will follow on Friday between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Mounted troops of the Household Cavalry escorted a horse-drawn carriage.
Even the 'A' list must submit: British police say guests at the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton will have to pass through security checks to enter Westminster Abbey. Police would not say what methods will be used. Some 5,000 police will be deployed at the wedding and 60 people have been barred as part of their bail conditions from entering the area. Metropolitan Police Commander Christine Jones said Wednesday there is no intelligence suggesting any new terrorist threats against the royal wedding.
Infectious enthusiasm: Don't let your curiosity allow you to become the victim of fake e-mail and Web links that could ruin your computer — and your day. Cyber experts are alerting consumers that Web bad guys are spreading malware in the form of fake email and Web links that can infect your computer or help steal credit card information and your identity. You could also be setting yourself up for spam attacks. For instance, CNN.com reports that email with subject lines like "Kate's Wedding Dress Details Leaked" and "Prince William's Bachelor Party Photos" are being sent out by Web black hats. Do not open them, no matter what a royal fan you are.
Slice of history: Papa John's, the Louisville-based pizza chain, commissioned a British "food artist" to create a mosaic portrait of the royal couple using pizza ingredients. "Kate's veil is made from mushrooms," the news release said, "and her dress from cheese, while William's morning suit consists of salami and peppers." Unfortunately, you can't get this one delivered; it's one-of-a-kind and will go to a customer in the U.K.
Ready for the show: A family of eight from Norfolk, England, was among the 20 to 30 people already camping Wednesday outside Westminster Abbey. "We were the second people here," said mother Barbara Murray. "We got here on Tuesday morning. I'm here with my mum, my two sisters and my five children," ages 17, 15, 11, 10 and 8.