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well, we are going to be a little bit windier yesterday. over all, a repeat performance. low pressure sits to the north. it's going to drag in energy. enough to kick you have gusty winds. 70s we are headed toward the 70s once again. fremont 70 degrees again. same for san jose. gos gatos 70 for you. 72 up in the north bay. as we head throughout the rest of the week, the warming trend continues up in the mid-80s by wednesday. weather. back to matt and meredith. >> al, thank you very much. here in london the final wedding preparations are being tended to. people already lining the streets. >> this morning we're already learning more about the ceremony itself. ann is at westminster abbey with details on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt and meredith. the details include what prince william and kate middleton will say to each other when they take their vows tomorrow, and what they won't say.
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kate middleton started the day early with a trip to westminster abbey thursday morning for a last-minute rehearsal. we now have our first look at the official royal wedding program. and on the very first panl, a heartfelt page from prince william and kate middleton say they are deeply touched. also what you see are the marriage vows. for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part. it features a stunning portrait of themselves. as the final details are put in place, william and indicate can no longer rye main in hiding. here a glimpse of kate middleton outside clars house on wednesday, the official residence of her husband-to-be. she spent a few minutes talking to a woman inside holding black
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dress bag in her arms. later kate's mother karol and sister pippa were spotted leaving the clarence house in a black suv on their way to a wedding rehearsal at westminster abbey. kate reportedly went through her vows. after the rehearsal, crowds cheered as prince william left the abbie smiling along with his brother and best marngs prince harry. same goes for the bride-to-be and her family, all of them looking relaxed and happy just hours before the big event. kate middleton is now staying at the goring hotel, getting ready for the big day. on wednesday staffs were busy bringing in bags of her clothing fueling speculation on what kate will be wearing on her trip down the aisle. she spent wednesday afternoon in cambridge with the duke of edinborough in one of her last public engagements before the wedding. fans are camping out to get the
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perfect view of the new royal couple. there's rain in the forecast, but royal waefrps don't seem to mind. >> it's going to be beautiful and exciting and magical. >> it is beautiful. >> reporter: also st. james palace has confirmed that prince william will spend the evening having a private din were his father, the duchess of cornwall and his best man, prince harry. and for kate middleton, she'll be going to the hotel with her family. here at westminster abbey, the excitement is palpable, matt and meredith. >> the gorg hotel, they keep talking about, that's just behind us here, along the side of buckingham palace. >> along with a growing number of folks preparing. a changing of the guard going on. >> a little like pavlov dogs because every time we turn around, they just yell. i was watching over your shoulderer of the last couple of days, this is bagger crowd.
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>> they're expecting half a million people, tourists, before tomorrow. >> in beautiful sunshine. >> yes -- well, no. i don't think so. >> keep your fingers crossed. coming up, what's in the bag. >> the new images from kate's hotel. the speculation on what she'll be wearing tomorrow. is that the dress? first this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] edmunds.com says that lexus holds its value
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still to come from london, what will this place look like tomorrow morning? >> it will be a zoo. we'll take you across the city from here at buckingham plarks the westminster abbey as the final hours tick away for the r wedding of the century, but first your local weather. [ boy ] there's something inside your mcdonald's happy meal.
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dead body inside his apartment upstairs. police were called out to investigation a horrible stench and suspicious activity. the woman was in her 30s and he was living with her dead body for more than a week and never reported it. neighbors say the two, all though more than 30 years apart were in a relationship. right now, laura, he is in jail in the santa cruz county jail pending the autopsy results. at this point, he is only a person of interest. >> strange story. thank you very much. 7:26 now. better news when it comes to the weather. let's check the forecast with christina. >> good morning to you. we are going to see a nice day today. overall, looking good. here is where the temperatures are headed. 70 degrees today in redwood city. 65 for san francisco. 69 degrees in oakland. as we head throughout the next seven or eight days, our temperatures climb each and every day.
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take a look at your extended outlook. we'll be headed toward the 80s by monday. 83 on wednesday and make the outdoor plans look good. let's check the drive. how does that look? >> not bad. really nice. the metering lights are on at the toll plaza. just out of the berkeley curve. southbound 680 off the off ramp. eastbound 580, a live shot. back to you. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us. i'll have another local news update in a half hour. today show is back in less than
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good morning to you. we have kind of an interesting set up. a system of low pressure to the north. high pressure in control of our weather pattern. the two are working against each other. windy conditions are expected through the afternoon. take a look at where the temperatures are headed. 72 degrees in santa rosa. 69 degrees in san rafael. wait until you see where we are headed next week. 83 degrees weather back in the mix. we enjoy 70s throughout sunday. with weather like this, you might want to check in on the weather channel two, three, four times a day or go online to weatherchannel.com. matt? >> we'll be straddling these two different kinds of stories. here in london, the crowd excitement building for the royal wedding. natalie is across the circle from us.
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natalie, what's happening there? >> reporter: good morning to you, machlt i'm diagonally across. here at the australia gate it's an exciting vantage point. this is where the couple once newly married they'll arriving. they'll come through these gates where they'll be greeted by 800,000, maybe up to a million spectators here. everybody is buzzing about bridal sightings. we did see earlier today kate middleton was at her second rehearsal at westminster abbey this morning. prince harry was there. you see the bride as she's scuttled off by the royal con voichlt and prince harry was there. prince william was not. prince william for his part we were told he was out playing soccer with a bunch of his buddies, enjoying leisure time before his big day. along the process route they're going to travel here by cage. it's about a mile and a half from westminster abbey to the
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palace. le if there's nice weather they hope to use the open-top carriage, the 1902 state lan dow. if not, thyou'll be seeing the glass carriage that carried princess diana on her wedding day in 1981. as mentioned, huge crowds expecting here. already looking right here above my shoulder at that balcony because it's on the schedule at 8:25 a.m. they're going to see that kiss, the first kiss of the newly married royal couple. of course, you're looking at video of famous royal kitsches in the past. it's a long-standing tradition. we understand that one of the supermarkets here expects to have that kiss printed on a mug within an hour. so, matt, that is going to be the souvenir that you all are going to want to take home. >> one hour after he plants the kiss, they'll have it planted on the mug, is that what you're
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saying? >> exactly. >> got it. all right, natalie. thank you very much. >> they don't waste any time. >> marketing. >> exactly. as we mentioned people have been lining up like the procession route for days. peter alexander is there on the duke of the royal steps. good morning, peter. >> reporter: we'll keep this very quick. this is what they call the mall. at this time tomorrow we'll see the prince and princess coming around here. it's called horse guard road. it's going to be lock dound toerktsally shut off to traffic but lined with nearly 2 million people. there'll be plenty of these guys, police, as well. you can see right down this route. this has existed since the late 19th century. red pave meblt like a red carpet up to buckingham palace. you have to be careful whenever you're walking along traffic.
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i'll introduce you to some of the americans who have come here. thank you, sir. ladies, if i can, where are you all from? from louisiana our five red-hat ladies. show your hands. those are pretty nice engagement rings. how long has it been in the works? >> woe have been planning since they announced the engagement. as soon as they did, we fwhookd four different rooms in strategic location because we didn't flow where they'd be. >> you're set to hold down the fort until tomorrow. we're going to taking back to our friend matt lauer. we each be watching tomorrow morning. >> good job staying out of traffic. tom bradley, the only person to interview william and kate after
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their engagement. is this going to be fun for them? i mean in some ways they are fulfilling their royal responsibilities with all the pomp and circumstance and all the pageantry. are they going to have a chance to blow off some steam here? >> it's going to be. they maybe have some chance to let off steam. but i think the early part of the day is going to be very terrifying. he's going have to give a speech in public. but the vows where they're going to have to speak out lout. coming down here, harry was a bit shocked to find all this. >> the rehearsals take place at the westminster abbey and the photographers are there. now they're trying to get that shot of them just before the wedding. is it a sign of things to come for them? >> i think this is the moment where the world tries to get in. he's fought so hard to keep that ring of steel around him, his brother. trying to enjoy a kind of normal
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life and get on with ordinary relationships. but also with their friends. suddenly there is this normal attention. that's the danger, i think. >> you're well respected and a very popular journalist here but you are british, so when the world watches this event tomorrow, what do you want the world to take away? what do you want them to about your country through this ceremony? >> that's a very good question. i'd like to say not a lot has changed here in 200 years but that's not quite truchlt it's darrent monarchy system. it has its strengths and weaknesses. 50% of the country isn't very interested in the wedding and then you look. men not interested in wedding, shorks not the world's greatest surprise. but i suspect we will get into it. we're a country that loves our history and we have a tremendous
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sense of history and i think we want the world to see britain at itself best. >> tom bradley. nice of you to spend some time with us. appreciate it. have fun. coming up next, the garment bag that's the talk of the town, was kate's dress inside that bag? the details from here in london right after this. - the craving for chocolate... - oooh. - is all grown up. - oooh. - jared presents beautiful natural levian chocolate diamonds. levian is the only company on earth to make jewelry with chocolate diamonds. levian: the leading family in jewelry, from ancient royalty to today's red carpet. you will only find these styles at jared. levian chocolate diamonds: they're anything but vanilla. that's why he went to jared.
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the question, what will kate ware. interestingly on wednesday, a long dress bag together with hat boxes and other finery was seen moving into the luxurious goring hotel where kate and family are staying. nearby she was spotted carrying a garment bag of her own as she entered the clarence house. >> women all over the world are dying to see this dress. >> reporter: why the fascination? >> there is so much fascination with kate's wedding gouchblt mostly because she has managed to keep it as a closely guard secret of the royal wedding. >> reporter: 700 million viewers watched as princess diana was married. nearly 30 years later the designer dress is still world famous. >> we're absolutely still talking about diana's dress.
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it's nothing short of iconic and it continuies to be an iconic o fascination. >> reporter: so determined to keep the mist, diana placed the call to emmanuel herself. following if there diana's foot stps kate middleton has been able to keep the dress under wraps. so what could be hiding in these bags? in less than 24 hours, we'll know. i wish i could tell you more, meredith, because it's all i know. he won't stop e-mailing me, asking me for more details about the dress. >> i know. he's desperate, ann. thank you so much. cecilia is an author of the daily telegraph. good morning to you. everybody is speculating. >> i think they were
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deliberately provoking us. as if we haven't got inbad enough without them titilating us. i think it could be the going-away dress or the dress she's going to wear today. it won't be the wedding dress. that would have been under lock and key for several weeks. >> yes. a lot of people have speculated that that dress is being put together in house either the buckingham palace or the clarence house. >> i think they can't take risks. the dress has been ready for months and months. given how much weight she's lost recently, they may have to alter it. >> let's talk about the possible designer, yesterday bruce took his name out of the running, sophie did also. are they trying to throw us off or are they telling us the truth? >> denial doesn't mean anything. i think it's all open again. that's the great thing.
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nobody counted themselves out. we don't know. >> so the front-runnering we're hearing is sara burton with alexander mcqueen. >> i think very unlikely. i think what's likely is that because kate's a very loyal person she's always stuck with certain people throughout her life, certain designers, she'll somehow give them all a chance. perhaps alexander mcqueen. burton will design the dress and you know sophie might design the going away dress and perhaps daniela might design the dress she wears to the evening function so everyone gets their moment. >> david emanuel along with his ex-wife who designed diana's dress were on television. they said the minute they saw the trees being brought into the anally, he has a vision. that it's going to be understated, flowing, romantic. that that's the tone they're
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trying to set. do you agree with that? >> i think that's true. it's like -- essentially she's a country girl. she wanted a country wedding. there's no way she can have that. maybe she's bringing the country to westminster abbey. it wouldn't surprise me if she turns up looking very much like the country bride. >> we'll find out in 24 hours. thank you so much. we're back with much more live from london with the countdown of the royal wedding but first these messages. [ female announcer ] mother's day is not for celebrating moms. it's for celebrating all they've given us. really?! [ female announcer ] the tough love... okay, don't do that on your test. [ female announcer ] ...invaluable guidance... [ mom ] go, turn, turn, turn! [ female announcer ] ...and a lifelong friendship. do it again. [ chuckles ] ♪ [ female announcer ] mother's day is for celebrating all our moms have given us. happy mother's day. i love you. i love you.
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good morning to you. it is 7:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning, it appears california supports the governor's plans to eliminate the deficit. they are sending mixed messages when it comes to increased taxes. governor jerry brown is going to have a tough time selling the tax increase unless it's tied to education. they will decrease it by half spending cuts and half tax increases. 62% oppose the proposal to extend personal income tax increases. 68% favor increasing taxes on wealthy californians. the weather forecast is free. let's check in with christina.
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>> we are all going to be rich in sunshine later on. we have clouds out there. they will pass through throughout the day today. a disturbance to the north is quicking up cloud cover. expect the clouds to continue throughout the day. 65 for san francisco. not too bad. 70 in san jose today and 70 in fremont as we head throughout the week, temperatures steadily climb through wednesday. each and every day, a gradual warm up by one or two degrees rounding out wednesday at 83. thursday is warmer, upper 80s. if you are starting to enjoy the sunshine, it might be too hat for you. let's see how things are heating up on the roadways. >> temperature readings, these are speed readings. as we zoom in, we see northbound on 280 off the 680 interchange. the slowdown started in the
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northbound directions. lighter volumes because of spring breaks in the area. the east shore freeway, 60 is not quite accurate. speeds in the 40s. a live shot shows the volume of traffic picking up toward the coliseum. we see the slowdown that we typically see at 8:00. the bay bridge toll plaza has hardly any back up. >> we see the sun coming up. it will be a nice morning. another update in a half hour.
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that is the royal standard flag. when it is flyi it means the queen is in residence. obviously, here for the marriage of her grandson tomorrow. she's hosting a party tonight for foreign royals. across town, final preparations are being made at westminster abbey where prince william and kate middleton will become husband and wife. more than 2 billion could be watching tomorrow. thousands of them from london's historical square where a giant viewing screens are being set up outside buckingham palace. i'm meredith vieira.
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you heard that motorcycle. the picteurin the paper today of william on his bike. that could have been him. >> that's right. he has a dukati, apparently. a little soccer last night. went for a little ride on the motorcycle. he is trying to be normal before the wedding. >> he is spending tonight with prince charles and camilla. the bride is spending her last evening down the road at the goring hotel. we'll go live there in a moment. we'll take a look at how americans will watch the big event. >> and even as we try to cover all assets -- or all aspects of this royal wedding, we are obviously keeping a close eye on those deadly southern storms. one of the worst outbreaks of tornadoes in u.s. history, and the threat is not over yet. we're going to get the latest on that story coming up in a live report in just a couple of minutes. >> let's go to ann at westminster abbey. good morning to you once again. >> good morning to you, meredith and matt. it's become quite a scene here in front of westminster abbey. the crowds and media are growing. we've learned about the people camping in front of westminster
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abbey. many have been here for three days in anticipation. the media was taken by surprise this morning as kate and crew came in for a second rehearsal. we're told the middleton parents accompanied their daughter. also, prince harry was also here as well as the young page boys and the bridesmaids. who wasn't here this morning? well, actually prince william wasn't here. he apparently has gotten things down pat after last evening's rehearsal, and we want to mention that inside the abbey it's now decked with the floor designs that kate has chosen, including those 20 foot trees that are meant to mimic the english country side. the bottom line is that the long wait is nearly over. this time tomorrow they'll be a married couple. matt and meredith, back to you. >> something we've been counting down for a little while now. it is finally about to happen. ann, thank you. >> nbc's michelle kazinski is at the exclusive goring hotel where kate will spend her last night as a commoner, as they say, around here.
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good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the crowds are gathering around here too. you can see they have the street right outside the hotel closed off. there is an enormous police presence here. i'm not sure you can just see the edges of them, but there are large police barriers that nelled use for things like demonstrations here. they're letting a van in now, so that's causing a little bit of excitement. big police presence and on either side of the barriers that you can't see, dozens and dozens of people. some of them dressed up already in wedding garb have gathered looking for a glimpse of kate middleton and her family whenever they are to arrive. they've also built a little privacy tent right outside the front entrance of the hotel. that may prevent us from getting a glimpse of kate in the morning when she comes out wearing that gown. she wants to keep that secret. when she comes to the a abbey, that could be the first time we
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get a glimpse of what she's wearing. she will spend the night with her mother, her sister, pippa. it's a five-room suite that's renovated to the tune of $200,000, and it's said to be decorated in the style of royalty, that there's a replica gown that queen victoria wore for her wedding day. matt. >> all right, michelle, just a couple of blocks from us here. ann, let's get a check of the top stories toad now. let's go back to new york for that. tamaran hall at the news desk. >> the death toll is rising across the southern united states this morning after the first swarm of tornadoes in nearly four decades. kan kan is in hard-hit tuscaloosa, alabama. good morning, jim. >> good morning. still well under the search and rescue mode here as we can't get into the hardest hit areas. i want to take you back to show you this half mile wide monster that moved through tuscaloosa, and it's amazing here that we didn't have higher loss of life.
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the death toll in alabama stands at 128 people from this. this shot from chris england. i talked to him off camera earlier, and he said he couldn't widen out his camera wide enough to see the whole tornado. that's how big it was. of course, the campus just a couple of blocks away here. businesses, as you see behind me here, are in complete ruins this morning, and even some of the signs we know that were here just yesterday have been blown some 35 miles away up toward birmingham. that's where they landed. a huge outbreak of tornadoes. probably the second deadliest in alabama history. unfortunately, i think those numbers are going to go up as we have not seen the worst of what this thing has done. >> heart-breaking and unimaginable. thank you so much, jim. well, government figures out this morning showed economic figures slowed because of the rough winter and high oil prices. economists say the setback was temporary and they forecast that growth in spending will pick up over the rest of the year. an autopsy is being done today on a young mother from maine whose disappearance saturday
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ended tragically. officials say the body of 20-year-old christa did itmire was found in a new hampshire pond. it was a quarter mile from where her car was left idling with her infant daughter asleep inside. sxlirchlgts tomorrow's scheduled launch of the space shuttle endevour could be overshadowed by science and the human spirit. nbc's tom costello has more from the kennedy space center. good morning, tom. >> reporter: hi. congresswoman gabby giffords did something she's been working on for a long time. she climbed stairs. determined to come here to the kennedy space center to see her husband's final shuttle launch set for 3:47 tomorrow. >> walking gingerly up the stairs to a nasa jet, congresswoman gabby giffords left houston wednesday morning for florida. once at patrick air force base and the kennedy space center, a private gathering at the so-called beach house where astronauts and family members spend time before each launch. giffords' hurricanes mark kelly, says watching friday's launch is
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important to his wife. >> she's been working really hard to make sure that her doctors would permit her to come, and she's you know, more than medically ready to be here, and she's excited about making this trip. >> reporter: congresswoman giffords will watch liftoff from a private viewing area away from cameras with her mother and a nurse. also on hand, president and mrs. obama and their girls along with members of giffords' staff, including two who were injured in january's shooting rampage. pam simon and ron barber. this will be the last lift-off for the shulgs endevour, a 14 day mission to deliver a particle physics and spare parts to the space station. the last shuttle mission flown by atlantis is slated for june. this is commander kelly's fourth schultz mission. he has already logged 38 days in space. he and congresswoman giffords were married back in 2007. >> all right, tom. live for us at the kennedy space center. thanks, tom. it is 8:07.
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back to matt and meredith in london. >> thank you so much. what a wonderful sight to see gabby giffords climbing those stairs. >> so encouraging, and we hope she enjoys that. it will be an amazing experience for her and her family tomorrow. let us get a check of the weather, and that has been the big story back in the states. al is at our london bureau this morning. al, good morning again. >> good morning, matt and meredith. the good news is weather looks pretty good for the shuttle launch tomorrow, so that's good news. as far as our current weather is concerned. that system p that caused all the death and devastation is moving east. lacrosse, wisconsin, our pick city today. showers very cool. nbc 13. 48 degrees. what we're looking at, as you can see, the front moves into the warm air. that's bringing a tornado watch, tornado watches, he should say, from central georgia up into the mid-atlantic states. thunderstorm watches up into the northeast. a lot of rain coming down out of this system. we're talking about the risk of strong storms, northern parts of
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the system may see damaging winds, isolated tornadoes from the mid-atlantic states down to the southeast. we could have a few super cell thunderstorms with isolated tornadoes embedded within them. that's what's going on good morning to you. boy, we got a beautiful day shaping up out there already. a little bit of cloud cover out there. overall, we're looking at mostly sunny conditions. clear of the showers this morning. you can go ahead and take that umbrella and stick it deep in the closet. we have no rain expected for the next 15 days. warm day, 70s in san jose and los gatos, 75 by friday, 80 by monday.he the big screen tv
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will show the story. they've sold the place out. we're going to be enjoying ourselves. we have a special atear we're going to be waring. >> we don't want to give it away. >> just a hint. >> we're going to be in our pajamas. >> cozy. >> you gave it away. >> i can't lie to matt. >> i know. >> reporter: are you wearing hats. >> we're wearing -- yeah. should we give that away? >> chocolate pretzel de atiaras
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alone, as you know. we all wonder what it would be like to be royal just for a date. lucky for me, conde nast travelers took me on a find. our first stop, luve's bakery. >> so if i were to order the kate and william favorite, what would they by? >> i think it's the red velvet cream cheese cupcakes. >> after my very own heart. calories don't count when you're a princess, right? after munching on our middleton minnies, it's time for royal retail therepy. of course, everyone is obsessed with what kate wears. i know she sport add pair of navy polka dot pants. it's also reports she bought a yellow t-shirt. this could be a kate middleton outfit. >> reporter: next a night on the
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town for a taste of some of william's favorites and a surprise guest was waiting. >> where have you been? >> the queen has arighted. >> love bugs, locusts, scorpion, wi wind da bee, chicken. they have chicken. >> wi us told that this was will's table. i heard he likes kangaroo and she likes zebra. are you game to try this? >> yep, i think so. >> natalie, come on. >> i'm not so sure. >> not all of us have william's sense of adventure. >> oh, wow. >> this is the ostrich. this is your kangaroo. >> who wants the crock? what do you think? >> kind of chewy.
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>> i'm not trying it. >> what's the matter with you? you do crazy stuff on our show all the time. you won't try alligator wrapped in a vine? why would you eat that? >> the crocodiles, the crazy crawlers. >> was already bugging out. no, i can't. that's too bug. >> it's not even a bug anymore. >> this is for meredith, okay? >> and -- >> forget dessert. chocolate-covered scorpions. >> it's alive it. >> owes on your leg. the upper part of your leg. >> meredith, meredith, meredith.
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>> the whole thing all at once. >> i won't do it again. >> after our fairy-tale fear factor, it was time to enjoy ladies' night out. we tried the bar where harry has been noun to hang out. >> you know what? i don't want a royal hangover. i love you guys, but i have to work tomorrow. so i'm going to leave you. >> and i don't? bidding farewell to meredith, we had one more stop on our royal toufrm maliki where prince william dropped r5,000 pounds on drinks where he and kate middleton broke up but that's now gone. it was a perfect happily ever after. again, a big thanks to her
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for taking us out on the town. you still have scorpion stuck in your teeth? >> it was the chewiest thing. we have bugs in our throat. what's the most exotic thing you've ever eaten? >> pollen from the street. >> we've got our producer adam miller. he has kind of a weak stomach for this stuchlt we got him to eat a chocolate covered scorpion. >> he made us do that. >> i will never do it again. somebody said are you her mother. that was it. anyway -- >> never coming back to london. much moreive from london but first your local news. e
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good morning to you, it is 8:26 right now, i'm laura garcia-cannon. a man is dead after a police sergeant shot him. the officer is in the hospital with serious injuries. here's the very latest. >> reporter: good morning to you. seven hours after the shooting and investigators are still out here taking pictures. here's what they tell us is that a female sergeant was out here patrolling overnight and she ran into a man that was wandering around near stores and a car lot. she got out of her car and tried to approach him and that's when they say he attacked her, hitting her in the head and
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punching her and kicking her. deputies say that she fired and killed him fearing for her life. the man is homeless and has been arrested for fighting in this area before. amador plaza is still closed but we're toldt should be opened back up around noon. >> it is 8:27 right now, weather and traffic after this.
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welcome back, folks, we're
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looking at the approach to 589 , report of a goose in the road, honk if you see it. get it? we'll show you 880 past the coliseum. things are jamming up right at high street. not really that bad for a thursday and a live look at the san mateo bridge. a little slow off of the 80, but across the water, no major issues and a little slower near san mateo. >> once that fog lifts, temperatures in the 70s today, going to be gorgeous. i'll have another local news update for you in half an hour, "today" show returns in less than a minute.
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8:30 on a thursday morning, the 28th of april, 2011. that makes this the day before the big wedding right here in london. the kiss will take place on that balcony at buckingham palace just behind us. to the side here, the city is decked out. the crowds are building as the countdown enters its final
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hours. i just mentioned outside buckingham palace i'm matt lauer joined by meredith vee ieira an natalie morales and ann curry. they're making a lot of noise. the brits here are saying, oh, those americans. but you know what? get used to it. >> i'm glad you guys finally showed up. you're going to be surprised when you hear who's among the campers. current prime minister david cameron was then 14 years old at the time. just ahead, he's going to share his memories of that day with matt. we're going to get an early sample of the chocolate cookie cake. i can't wait for that. that prince william has picked to serve tomorrow. his personal chef since he was a child is going to be here and talk more about what it was like in the kitchen.
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>> it's better than the fruitcake that they have. >> we tasted a piece of it. not so bad. anyway, my grandmother used to make it, so don't knock it. also the reception will be very big. we've been working the facebook to be part of the conversation. we used the key word like royal wedding, kate middleton and prince william have doubled in the last 24 hours, look at that. >> a lot of people are saying how they'll celebrate the morning. gabrielle says she'll have bit hats and pajamas are a must along with party hats and jam paint judy pearl mcrae smith is taking off work and wearing princess di's replica jewelry. >> karen ford says i watched his grandmother crowned, his parents married, his mother's funeral. i wouldn't miss it.
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let's check in with al for a check of the weather. hey, al. >> okay. thanks so much, guys. we're going to show you what's happening. again, we've had all the severe weather in the south. thankfully that's lessening a bit. we've got mild and sunny weather awrong the earn seaboard and showers. they don't need it because the flood threat is still there. we've got snow showers out west. now as we look toward sunday we expect to see more sunshine back through the west. mild conditions, sunny skies up and down the west coast. heavy rain moving back where they don't need it over kentucky and tennessee, all the way down into louisiana. sunny and mild along the coast. we've got plenty of sunshine in the mid plains. we'll have a few showers in the western plains. cool conditions in the northern plains and expect that warm weather to stretch all the way from southern texas into southern california and again as far as the wet weather is concerned for the wedding here
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in london, we are looking tomorrow to start the day with mostly cloudy skies. there may be some breaks of sunshine, breezy conditions. we expect to see later in the afternoon after the ceremony is over a more pronounced threat of showers, maybe about a 60% threat of showers. but the big news is they're not going to be real heavy good morning to you, well, more clouds to start you out this morning, but we're clear of any sort of shower activity, mostly later on this afternoon, we're going to lose a little bit of that cloud cover. but the warm, dry trend kicks into high gear each and every day, all the way through next thursday, it looks like. 70 degrees for today in fremont, 70 in san jose, 72 by friday, up to 75 saturday, 80s next week. and don't forget to check your weather any time of the day or
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not by going online. matt? >> thanks very much. we want to say a quick hello to a group of london-loving americans. good morning to all of you. you are a long way from houston, texas. why the fascination? >> we wanted to be here and be part of history and see all the celebration and everything. we love it. >> and talk about being clairvoyant. the day before the engagement announcement in november, nobody knew that announce wasn't was going to be made. you happened to be on the phone with your travel agent booking a trip to london. >> i called her. once they made the announcement -- they made the announcement one day and that day he made the announcement, i said, please book us a room at the ruben whenever he sets the date but we picked it the next day. >> you were ahead of the curve.
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>> are you thrilled to be here or is this a little bit like the royal version of a barry manilow con certificate where most of the guys get dragged there? >> that's pretty much it. i'm making it work. she said she wanted me to wear a tuxedo and a top hat. i said i'll wear a suit and a cowboy hat. >> you're wearing a top hat. >> are you excited? >> more for the toys than the wedding. >> what's your plan of attack for tomorrow? are are you going to be? >> hopefully we're going to be right over here. we want too be right over there. >> you were here back in 2009 and ran into one of them. >> while you were here in london. >> we were leaving our restaurant and i noticed her beautiful hair, and my it was a
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bit windy. i saw her and screamed in here ear. she was so nice to us. very, very sweet. >> nopefully you will have similar luck tomorrow. nice to see you all the way from texas. raymond, hang in there. stick with that cowboy hat. >> nice to see the enthusiasm. >> it's a wonderful thank. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> much more ahead as the final countdown reach as fever. this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] it's 2011 and everything is different.
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tomorrow's ceremony will think back some 30 years to the wedding of charles and diana, and that includes british prime minister david cameron. i recently sat down with him and he shared some personal memories of that day. >> my brother was 17, and he was driving by then. we drove up to london together and we just turned up on the corner of where it meets the buckingham palace. we arrived at 10:00 the day before. we had some sleeping bags. we had some fold-up chairs i think, a picnic hamper with lots of food so we could eat and drink, and we were there all the day before and all that night. >> but you did get your unobstructed view. >> absolutely. i was sitting in the front row. i remember, you know, as a 14-year-old trying to look between the policemen's helmets and look out. i definitely remember remember the carriages go down. it was like a big party. >> for the first time through the center gateway arrives lady
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diana. >> here we are 30 years later. you're the prime minister and you're invited to the royal wedding. can you put that in per spelktive for me? >> it's certainly not what i expected to happen when i was 14, camped out. but it is. when i reflect on it, there i was watching on the street and this time i've got a ticket to the big occasion. it's very exciting for me. it is exciting. >> quite a memory. coming up next. a wedding so big they call it a cavalry. they show us what they easterly be doing before the wedding. first this is "today" on nbc. i am a sneeze whisperer.
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buckingham plachls kate and william, certainly the stars. another group that will also be in the spotlight, the household mounted regiment. good morning to you. >> good morning. you won't be able to miss them. 186 horses carrying 186 joerlds outfitted in spectacularly polished uniforms that really will be a sight to behold. and we'll showcase the best of this country's rich heritage and culture. the household cavalry mounted regiment is a howhold british tradition with over 300 years in service. they play add grand role in prince william's parents' ceremony and they'll be on brilliant display once again as prince william and kate say "i do." while the 150 others escort the
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queen. >> when one things how it's going to be, they'll be watching to make sure they get it right. >> reporter: one concern is with huge crowds expected on the wedding day, some horses can get spooked by the noise. >> we do train as much as we can to simulate crowd noises where possible. that helps a lot. >> reporter: in this business, precision is everything. soldiers and horses undergo endless inspection. every nook and cranny checked. polishing is a ritual that goes on fur hours. >> on a good day, it takes around ten hours. that does not include your horse. >> reporter: the uniforms and dpeer are a piece of the history. >> they're coming up on a 200th anniversary and they're huge. >> reporter: and with over 200 horses, everyone pitches in.
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that's right. even me. >> get right in there. you start going around in that circular motion. >> reporter: it may sound a little different from the rest of the soldiers. he's the only american in the group. >> i have dual citizenship, canadian commonwealth which allows me to join the british cavalry. >> reporter: they have a dual responsibility. their role in the procession on the wedding day may be ceremonial but all the sold yours ier this have or will serve on the front line. >> i came back from afghanistan in april of last year. >> reporter: what many people don't know is that on very special occasions some civilians are also allowed to take a ride. >> i look back. >> reporter: i got a rare chance to take one of these rare
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beauties out for a big spin just before the big wedding day. >> occasion llally we let the ips or civilians come in and ride as well. >> reporter: on a cool morning in london when most of the city a asleep you could be one of the lucky few to spy them. a spectacular sight and just a preview of what's to come. well, it's actually just being announced today that nick in the video will be leaving. i should also mention that watermelon's own squadron are currently serving in afghanistan. so they'll likely be thinking of them as he looks up and see this grand escort on the wedding day. matt and meredith? >> you looked comfortable up there. >> we're going to see those horses out there.
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let's bring in the royal editor for the sunday express in the uk and brandon robert, a historian. here's how it goes. we say good morning and then we say take it away, okay? you're a day away. we're getting excited. we have the official program. what did you see in it that kind of struck you? >> one of the hymns, "guide me over the great redeemer" was actually for princess dinah -- diana, sung at her funeral and also a song from prince charles and camilla's wedding. >> it's a beautiful hymn. i think people will -- >> the british theme, it's
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wonderful to celebrate it here with the union jacks up all along the mile, it's building the excitement. it's going to be a great british occasion, of course, across the world being celebrated and the pomp and pageantry. we can't wait. >> what katherine will not be saying is "i obey." it's probably a good thing really. to be fair, a girl of kate's age and just in this general modern time i think it would have been a bit old-fashioned if she said that. many modern brides won't. they want it to be a modern affair. >> at the same time having a fantastically ancient site as well, prince charles, the basis is the things you do and also of course we've got "greensleeves" which was possibly written by king henry 8. >> reporter:
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king henry viii. >> it's clear after tomorrow william's life changes a lot less than kate's does. i go back to something prince william's great grandmother said, accepting a royal proposal means never again being able to thing, act, or speak freely. as i read, that it bugged me. i don't know why. it bugged me. it was sad to me. is that still the case or is that a throwback. >> not behind closed doors. >> i think it's going go very different. we're talking many decades between that quote and now. we must remember that they've embraced twitter and facebook. they have a voice now. >> it will be interesting to see how much of a voice kate does have. >> of course, whenever they're speaking publicly, they have to say what the ministers tell them to. you can't have the royal family going out on a limb on party political issues ever.
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he's made a lot of statements about human rights and the environment and many architecture and many thing he has a strong and passionate belief about. >> is she going to be presented as the wife of watermelon as camilla is or will she have a more michelle obama type image, her own office and charities and be pushed forward as a female in her own right. >> i heard in the beginning they want to represent themselves as a couple and not as individuals. >> as a team. >> i think that's testament to the fact that it is kate and william. >> all of your gargle tonight? keep your voices strong, get a lot of sleep. and we'll see you here tomorrow morning. great to have you with us. up next, prince williams favorite. of course, this is "today" on
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we're back now in courtesy watermelon. they held that tradition for many years preparing family favorites from the simple roast chicken to the chocolate cake that is on tomorrow's menu. welcome. >> hello. >> you actually linked in the
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palace, which was unusual then, wasn't it? >> yes. great place to link. >> you got to observe the family and got to know the family. it must have been a real honor. >> fantastic. >> what was it like in the kitchen? did they come in and request real meals? >> sometimes, yes. princess diana chose their meals but occasionally they would ask for special treats. >> you can have a variation of this. >> crushed up biscuits and mars bars, butter, chocolate. chocolate, chocolate, more chocolate. >> what is your reaction hearing the news that the prince has chosen a cake you made for him when he was a little boy? >> very excited.
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i can't wait to see what his face looks like. >> you think this one over here is probably not going to have as much of the candies on top. >> yeah. >> in the few seconds we have left people watching at home want to know, did these boys go through the phases that all our children go through, chicken fingers phase and pizza? >> i sthoirng. we used to make everything but they went through all the phases. >> did they eat their vegetables though? >> always. >> what about cooking? is he any good? >> yes, he is. as a teenager he'd come in the kitchen and watch me make things. >> you taught him well. >> thank you, carolyn. nice to have you here. >> don't forget our koj of the big event beginning beginning . we're back after your local news.
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good morning to you, it's 8:56 right now, i'm laura garcia-cannon. the mayor is expected to release her budget tomorrow. it will be a detailed line by line report. discussions are expected to take about a month. they will then make some final choices before the
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good morning to you, well, kind of an overcast start and portions along the coast especially in some cities, but overall we're looking really good today. breezy conditions, that will come into play especially as we head through this afternoon. our winds will substantially pick up. low pressure is pushing into the bay area, but for us, it's not going to make its way in, it's going to catch a ride on the jet stream and take it on out of here. it's going to keep our temperatures rather steady. we're not going to climb today from yet. repeat performance temperature-wise, 70 degrees in san jose, up to 78 by sunday,
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and then we're talking about the 80s next week, laura, back to you. >> it's going to be hot, we're spoiled. thank you so much, and thank you for joining
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we are back with more of "today" on a hers morning. it's april 28th, 2011, and you're looking live at stunning westminster abbey, the historic church where monarchs are coronated. tomorrow will be the wedding of prince william and kate middleton. it's something that's bn the subject of great anticipation over the last several months after they announced their engagement. after the wedding they will make their way to buckingham palace for not one, but two receptions? 650 people. and an evening reception. >> you're exactly right.
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matt lauer along with meredith vieira and ann curry. we will have much more on the royal wedding. >> there was a cake sighting this morning at westminster abbey and we'll learn what the couple will say and won't say about their vows, very interesting. details ahead. look at this beautiful image just taken, released by a photographer. the celebrity photographer. >> that's in the program which we also saw has been released as well. the official royal program for tomorrow's wedding. of course, everybody wanting to know what kate will be wearing. you see that garment bag has caused a lot of stir here. a lot of people speculating about this wedding dress and everybody looking to see who made that wedding dress. we are not going to find out until tomorrow. another question a lot of people are asking, is she going to wear the tiara that the queen will let her wear but it will be something borrowed because it's a longstanding tradition that the queen gives the bride a tiara. princess diana was given one.
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which one will she be wearing? coming up, some possibilities from the crowned jewelry. >> back to the dress. kate middleton is getting in the car at the goring hotel. are we thinking we won't get a real good look -- at the dress through the windows of the car? we won't get our first glimpse? >> we'll get a glimpse. >> if the awnings are up outside, we may not see so clearly. but there are going be fundraisers at every angle. photographers at every angle. while we're talking a lot about the wedding, we're also keeping a close eye on the deadly storms back home. they struck about five states. there was a massive path of tornadoes that cut that path. for more on those stories we head back to new york right now. tamron hall is standing by at the news desk. good morning to you.
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>> good morning. good morning, everyone. the death toll is rising across the southern state this morning after the worst swarm of tornados in nearly four decades. jim cantore is in tuscaloosa with the details. good morning, jim. >> reporter: it is almost hard to wrap your hands around it. the whole area continues to be in a certain much and rescue operation. probably will be all day. they are actually believe there are still survival -- survivors in some of the rubble. not to mention that they have a lot of clean-up to do around here as you can imagine with a half-mile wide path of absolute devastation. this youtube video captures the massive tornado as it ripped through tuscaloosa, ground zero from wednesday's massive and deadly tornado outbreak that raged through the south. more than a dozen lives lost in this city alone. and the mayor says that number is expected to go higher. >> stephanie and i along with our city council offer our sincere condolences to the families of those who have lost lives. >> reporter: at the university of alabama here, chris england could hardly catch his breath as
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he videotaped the massive tornado ripping through his town. >> reporter: just the size and how massive it was was just, you know, unbelievable. >> reporter: the entire state of alabama was hit brutally hard with dozens confirmed dead so far. the president declared alabama a state of emergency. and has ordered federal aid for the badly torn statement tornadoes lit up the radar maps overnight, leaving death and destruction in their wake. >> this type of damage, i've never seen anything of this magnitude with any storm. >> reporter: in mississippi, more tornadoes and flooding. businesses, homes, and lives lost. those who survived, standing strong. >> nothing i can do but start over again. >> reporter: and you can see what's left of the midtown village. a tremendous amount of clean-up as the search and rescue continues all day today. the number of deaths climbing in tuscaloosa from 15 to now 36 ads
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as we expect that number to only go up. by the way, tamron, since katrina, 2,700 people spent the night in shelters. that's the most since katrina in 2007. officials in morocco say a massive explosion left at least 14 dead and 20 wounded. the country's interior minister says the explosion appears to be a criminal act. president obama is urging americans and lawmakers to focus on more pressing matters of state after releasing his long form birth certificate. in an effort to put questions of his eligibility for office to rest. he and first lady made light of the situation during the taping of the "oprah show." set to air may 2. president obama said he remembered the exact meet he was born in hawaii. in the meantime donald trump took credit for the release of the document. president obama announces major shifts in his national security
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team as they say defense secretary robert gates has informed the commander in chief that will retire on june 30th. he'll nominate leon panetta to replace him. he will nominate general petraeus to take the helm at the cia. if you have an appetite for all things william and kate, how about a slice of pizza celebrating tomorrow's royal wedding. how about a slice of pizza celebrating tomorrow's royal wedding. a food artist created it using chicken for the faces and crafting kate's lovely hair out of black olives with yellow pepper highlights. it is six minutes past the hour. back to matt, ann, and meredith in london. you couldn't pay me to take a bike out of that. >> all right, tamron. thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather now. al is across town.
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he's at our london news bureau with a busy morning. al? >> thanks a lot, matt. of course, we still can't believe this outbreak that happened. really of historic proportions. here's what happened. we had a strong low level jetstream. warm humid air. upper-level low and an enhanced jet stream that got that wind shih going and that's what happened. look at the radarrom last night, yesterday afternoon on into last night. we have those strong storms firing up from birmingham io tuscaloosa by 4:45. by 6:45 in the afternoon things really starting to break loose. now what we're looking at, more fronts. we've got tornadoes and severe storm watches from central georgia into parts of the carolinas and on into the delmarva peninsula. thunderstorm watch is up into parts of new york state. we've got a risk of strong storms from albany into jacksonville. from the nosh part of the season
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we may see an isolated tornado. we're talking about supercells that may spawn tornadoes. rainfall amount, anywhere from about one to two inches of rain and that means we've got flood watches stretching from the southeast all the way up into new york state. and so we're talking about the possibility of flash flooding and flood watches as good morning to you. well, we're going to see winds today, winds will pick up as we head throughout the afternoon. it's already a little bit on the breezy side across the bay area. 42 degrees up in santa rosa. pretty much everywhere is going to see the 70s, 70 degrees on the peninsula in redwood city, 65. we all will warm up as we head through the weekend. great for outdoor activities, maybe a golf weekend. and that's your last
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weather. ann? >> we're going to turn to what's happening in london with 24 hours to go and london is buzzing in anticipation of the royal wedding and people are lining up the street hoping to get a glimpse of william and indica kate. there are new details including what prince william and kate middleton will say to each other and what they won't say when they take their vows tomorrow. kate middleton started the day early with a trip to westminster abbey thursday morning for a last-minute rehearsal. we now have our first look at the official royal wedding program and on the very first page, a heartfelt message from prince william and kate middleton saying they're deeply touched by all the affection and kindless. also in the programs, the marriage vows. one word you don't see is "obey." kate's vows to william are quote, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part. the program also features a stunning new portrait of the
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couple taken by fashion photographer mario. as the final details are put in place, william and kate can no longer remain in hiding. here a glimpse of kate middleton outside clarence house on wednesday, the official residence of her husband-to-be. she spent a few minutes talking to a woman inside holding a black dress bag in her arms. later her mother carole and her sister pippa were spotted. a royal caravan brought watermelon and kate into the abbie for the rehearsal. kate reportedly went through her vows. after the rehearsal, crowds cheered after prince william left the abbie smiling along with his brother and best man, harry, same goes for the bride-to-be and her family, all looking relaxed and happy hours before the big event. kate middleton is now staying at the goring hotel getting ready
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for the big day. they were bringing in bags of her clothing spulg speculation of what kate will be wearing for her trip down the aisle. for the queen, business as usual. she spent the day with the duke of edinburgh. there's rain in the forecast but royal watchers don't mind. >> it's going to be beautiful and exciting and magical. >> camilla is an nbc royal contributor and andrew roberts is a british historian. good morning to the both of you. we've seen how kate on the phone obviously organizing the last-minute details of her wedding while her future husband, prince william is out playing soccer? >> can you believe it? there was a lot of jokes that were made, why was he doing this, he doesn't want to appear at westminster abbey with a
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black eye or injury. like a normal couple they want to go about they're day by business. they want to say their focus is tomorrow. >> prince william riding a motorcycle. >> it's the only way he can get around town without being noticed. you wouldn't know it was him. he's got real anxieties. he's very much his own man. >> in the meantime, andrew, i was noticing earlier you were talking about kate's obvious decision not to say the word "obey" when she makes her vows to her future husband. this has happened before. diana didn't say "obey." >> she didn't. very much a sign of the times since the 1970s, 1980s. the church itself frowns on the archaic and sexist remarks.
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>> elizabeth did. she was going to be the queen of england. i'm surprised she did say "obey." >> in all senses she has obeyed her husband. her husband is the man who wears the trousers. >> take a temperature reading for us right now. there's an estimate 2d billion people expected to watch this wedding tomorrow. you've got excitement growing everywhere we look. it is palpable. what does it mean to the british monarchy to have this now north to see anticipated but become so global. >> it's, as you say, so global. it's an integral part of it. it's something they do tremendously well. a decision, step by step, rather fabulous. the world will be watching. >> there you are.
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what is the great hope for the british people? >> i think the great hope really is they go without a hitch. that all of the celebrated pomp and pageantry looks brilliant across the world. this is a time for us to soar, yaup lifting to everyone. a great new story that everyone can be happy about. i hope it's a date of celebration of the couple, celebration of the world, celebration of britthe british. >> it is so uplifting. coming up from head to toe, kate middleton will make a beautiful bride. what will she wear and prince william as our wedding coverage continues right after this. l woman: till all the books are read... man: and all the pens are put down... woman: and everything there is to learn is learned. man: till the heroes retire and the monsters return to their dens...
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offered royal brides a tiara as a wedding gift, oftentimes pulling from her own collection, known as one of the largest in the world. princess diana was gave a number of them. on her wedding day, she chose to wear the spencer tiara, a family heirloom that she later complained gave her a headache. sarah ferguson entered westminster abbey with flewers on her head signifying her commoner status and left with a tiara. on her own wedding day, queen elizabeth borrowed one from her mother. they had been making jewels for the royals for centuries including famous sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to diana and now sitting on kate's finger. it's safe to say they know a
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thing about royal bling. >> if you went out and didn't have your tiara on it's like forget ang item of clothing. >> i, of course, couldn't give up the opportunity to show auchlt. >> this is a girl who ease sort of like an ordinaire girl who's now going to become a princess. >> if she does wear a tiara, will it be old, new, borrowed, or blue. you'll find out soon enough. they all look beautiful on her. celia is a reporter for the daily telegraph. is it a foregone conclusion she's going to be wearing one or is there a gnarl speculation
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she'll wear flowers first? >> there was a rumor that she didn't want to and had upset the palace and camilla thought she really should wear a tiara. she was said to wear flowers in her hair. you can see her as a country bride with flowers in her hair than anything else. >> that's what sarah ferguson did. she wore flowers into the ceremony and when she emerged she wore a tiara. it might be something she could do. >> it might. of course, diana wore a tiara on her wedding day which she said gaish her an enormous headache by the oefbd the day. she was actually given one by the queen but chose to wear the spencer tiara, which is in her family. i don't think kate middleton has tiara's in her family.
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>> the queen has offered to give her one. >> is this the one? >> that's the one. it was worn by her mother and the queen. >> queen anne. >>ing so it's got lots of heritage. it will say a lot about indicate whether she decides to go with it. and as we saw with diana, you wear the teeiara veil on? >> if someone touches your back, it can pull everything off. >> we can only sit here and imagine what she must be feeling now in the last 24 hours before she become aspirin says. what do you think is going through her mind as she's getting ready, making all these final preparations? >> i can't help but think she's been getting ready for the last ten years. this has been a long time coming on. no skeletons in her closet.
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very fresh, above board, a delightful girl by all counts so she's in the perfect position to be the people's princess. >> do you think she'll retreat after the public wedding and get out of the pub like eye? >> i think they'll make the first few years quite personal and after that bring her out a little bit more. >> as always, thanks so much for the perspective. we appreciate it. coming up we'll tell you how princess diana continues to influence the life as our royal wedding coverage continues right here outside buckingham palace, but first these messages.e ♪
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angeles the coastline, but overall looking pretty good inland t skies are clearing and we are going to continue to see those skies clear as we head throughout the day today. high pressures firmly in control of our weather pattern, we'll see a little trough, a little disturbance pass through and mabry a few more clouds. 4:00 p.m. looking towards mostly clear conditions. 73 up in fairfield and 70 degrees in san jose. warming up by a couple of degrees each and every day
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through the extended period and even wednesday, 83 degrees, we're talking about 87 by thursday of next week. let's check your drive with mike. >> we're looking at a nice drive heading over the peninsula and up into san francisco, but the south side of 101. should be a smooth drive coming off of that sky way, but miblgt see some activity over the next few minutes. slow coming over the freeway, 880 past the coliseum. no incidents, but this is about what happens typically on a regular day, it just stands out a little bit more. >> more local news for you in half an hour, the "today" show returns in less than a minute, have a great morning, we'll see you back here in a bit.h@
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william and kate, college sweethearts, a long courtship. final in front of family, close friends, royalty from all around the world and an excessive television audience of some 2 billion people looking on, they'll be exchanging their vows tomorrow morning and we'll bring it all to you live starting at 4:00 a.m. eastern, 1:00 a.m. pacific tomorrow here on "today." welcome back to buckingham palace where 24 hours from now
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kate will be called princess katharine. what about prince william? he's after all a helicopter pilot in the royal air force. he's also served in the army. what uniform might he be wearing. >> the castle cavalry as well. a lot of uniform choices for him. also ahead, if the royal wedding is getting you in the romantic mood, one american girl who's living in london has had some pointers how to marry a prince or at least rub shoirlds perhaps. she snagged him. >> prince william and bride-to-be kate have asked people to donate to charity rather than give them gifts. it's drawing an influence on princess diandiana. philanthropy was something she made a point to teach her
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children. before we get a check on, that let's get o check on the weather from al. there's a lot of it, al. >> thanks, guys. let's take a look at your weekend weather. beautiful weather along the east coast. sunny, mild. we've got rain where we don't need it in the mid sex of the country. out west, mild snow showers in the northern plains. surmd, we've got more rain in the mid plains and the mid-mississippi river valley. again, the potential for flooding great. sunny along the east coast. few showers in the mid good morning to you, eat beautiful day, high and dry, but windy conditions, that's what you can look forward to in the afternoon and evening hours. our temperatures are down right perfect. 70 degrees in los gatos, 72 in santa cruz, and 69 degrees in oakland. by tomorrow, 70-degree weather even in the city, 75 for your saturday and then we're touching on the 80s as of monday.
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the obsession understandably is with the dress, what will it look like, who will design it, will it have a train. all of this dress speculation is overshad oeg another important question, what is he going to wear. stephanie gosk has a preview of prince william's wedding suit. >> reporter: there's something about a uniform. prince charles wore his to his wedding. so did the duke of edinburgh when he married the queen. in fact, royal dress has been tradition throughout british history. prince william could break with tradition and wear something like this but because he is actively involved in the army, the speculation is he will be uniformed, and if he is, there's
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>> so it goes straight on. >> yes. #. >> and if you wanted to do this. it would be a resemblance of a great empire. >> if you tuck your hand in? >> there are reminders wref or their clientele and everything who works here has to get used to rubbing elbows literally with the royals. katharine is the first female head cutter at savile row. >> you have to be adaptable. you have to have discretion. we don't talk about our clients. >> reporter: if a uniform is coming from gieves & hawks, no one is saying. >> it's much more romantic to be maired in a uniform. >> we don't know what he's going to wear but there are some thing he will not be wearing. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >> all right. well, coming up next, inspired by kate and watermelon, how to ary your own ,icanki looorng f
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you spent time looking for a prince. how do you feeble that? >> i didn't want to marry prince william. he's a little too young for me. i wanted to marry prince phillip. we were born in the same year, 1977. i told my parents, that's it. that's my husband. >> what did you learn in your time? you actually rubbed shoulders with a lot of the blueblood. >> yes, i did. i thought it was going to be a giant hugh grant movie and it's not exactly that. i was in london. i was in my 20s. fairy tale palaces everywhere, single princes running around. how can you not go after them. >> is it a real social contract when you're being friends with the royals. what did you learn in some of the events you've seen and how
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their friends are with them? >> well, i think it's not exactly royal. it's more british or kind of harder to get in socially. you have to punch your way into circles, but once you're there, they're very understanding of americans. they like having us around. >> what do you think the qualities are and what do you think kate middleton will bring to this family? >> i think you have to have patience. she's going to have to be watching boring things and keep her eyes open for the rest of her life. she's going to have to shake 3,000 hand as day even if she has a headache and act like she enjoys it. it's hard work. >> it is hard work. >> and represent her country. following in dinah's footsteps, it's going to be hard. >> it is a real job. you can't be following in the footsteps. unfortunately the comparisons are always going to be made. there's that social contract she had to make as well to serve her
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public and be involved in charities and all the things she will have do. >> it's about putting entire kingdom before yourself. >> i see that you're actually wearing a wedding band. >> i am. >> you snagged a prince. >> yes. he's not royal, but i forgive him. >> so in some ways it worked. >> there are a couple of cute things in your boochlkt i understand there are some things you use in the book that you don't say here. what are some of the things you don't say if you want to become royal. >> you must never say toichlt you must always say loo. >> no wonder they give me a look. >> you must never say couch. you say sofa. silly things. >> when it comes to kate middleton, do you think she was destined to become part of this royal family? >> royalty isn't for everybody but i think royalty is for her
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and i would be surprised if she makes a single mistake because she's been flawless so far. >> does the public expect she's going to be perfect or she's going to make mistakes aspirin says diana did? >> she's human. the public can be unforgiving but we'll see. kate will do well. >> for those of us looking for a prince -- i have my own prince. any tips on snag prince harry? >> he's still out there. there's a single prince in sweden, mon ak o'. they're still out there. don't give up. >> learn the language. >> don't say toilet. >> don't say toilet. don't dress too trendy or too tacky. smile a lot. try not to talk too much and go to the right places and believe in your heart that you belong in the right circle. it's confidence and poise. >> jerramy fine. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> coming up, we'll be talking
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about the bond tweens mother and son. how princess diana continues to shape prince williams to this day. first this is "today" on nbc.
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as we all know, princess diana will not be able to see her elder son get married tomorrow but he did make sure she was going to be a part of the event wi giving diana's engagement ring to kate. diana had a tremendous influence on her son. we're now joined by nbc's keith miller who's going to be talking about this impact. good morning. great to have you here. >> thank you, ann. it's wonderful to be in such great weather. it's often not used, like mother like son. but in this case it seems to fit prince william and princess diana to a tee.
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when she was alive, diana, princess of wales, wanted to make a difference, and she gave william the same ambition. >> she genuinely wanted to help and prince william naturally inherited that compassion. >> reporter: as a tiejer he slept on the streets of london to understand the plight of the home lts and just like his mother, it's a hands-on affair. on a trip with homeless mission he said children face all sorts of challenge. >> you move forward as best you can and get reasons why we all have problems in our lives and to get through them. >> reporter: take jeff hubbard, 53 years old f. he got through them, homeless and honored as the official photographer for charity and crisis. today he teaches others to get  their life back in focus.
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prince william voluntarily offered to help him by joining him in front and behind camera. the prince and the paper. >> when you've done something like that overcome this like done a shoot with prince william, it boosts your confidence. i remember thinking, i've been there. it elevates it again. >> reporter: the result ended up on the cover of "hello" magazine and helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for charity. >> he's one of those people who's genuine. >> reporter: the man whose mother so wanted to be queen could one day, because of her, be the king of hearts. prince william and bride-to-be kate asked their wedding guests not to bring them any guests. instead, contribute to a charity that they set up. ann, if you think about it, how many toastersa future king need?
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>> exactly. such a pleasure. thank you so much. nbc contributor was princess diana's body guard for years and he's handling security. it's pleasure to have you. >> it's a pleasure on a really great day here in london. >> yechlt and a big day in london. before i get to the security question, i'd like to ask you how much of diana do you see in her son william? >> eoh, i think that's great question. i think so much of william and diana. from the early days when i began working with watermelon and diana. diana was influential through his early school days up through his education. i see it not only physically but his mannerisms and his sense of hue more which is very entertaining for a lot of people. >> i know that i've about been
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reading that he called -- he had a nickname for you which was uncle ken and that you were very close with his mother diana so you would know the answer to that question probably better than many people. what can you tell us what to expect for tomorrow given how many people are gaerthering her and the fact that so many important people will be arriving to watch this wedding? >> i mean it's going to be an enormous day. being here on the plot as we say, the excitement is so incredible. but it will be a tre men disday for william and kate and people have asked many times about security here. believe me, scotland yard has the record of pleegs such events and such expertise. i don't believe anyone should have any fears or worries about how surge saysful this will be. unless the weather holds out it should be an amazing day. >> it should be and we're hoping for a great day, ken wharfe,
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thank you is much for your perspective. have a good time tomorrow. i know it's going to be good for you given your relationship with the boy once known as will. more on thi royal wedding yalha coming up right after your local news and weather.
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and good morning once again, everybody, it's 9:56 right now. major league baseball is
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investigating a giant's pitching coach. that man is claiming that that player allegedly -- justin quinn was at the game with his daughter and that mcdowell launched into a cussing session. he says the coach turned on him and even threatened him. >> at that point, he turned, completely towards me, grabbed his bat, picked it up and asked me how much my teeth were worth to me. >> gloria all red is asking mcdowell to personally apologize. right now we want to check your day's forecast with christina. >> good morning to you, another nice day, a little bit windy out there, so you want to take it easy if you drive a high profile vehicle. 65 in san francisco, 72 degrees
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for today in santa cruz, this is going to be one of the cooler days in the extended period take, a look at where our highs of headed. each and every day, we climb by about two degrees. bringing us up to 83 degrees on thursday. finally spring has sprung in the bay area, hopefully it doesn't spring into summer too fast. >> in livermore, the speeds are creeping up there a little bit. 680, the southbound side of dublin boulevard, that closure has extended an hour. 11:00, we have a reopening because of the police activity, we had an officer involve shooting early in the morning, the officer was okay, but someone was shot as a result of a physical conflict there over by the auto dealership. >> more local news for you
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television welcome to thirsty thursday, everybody. it's april 28th. less than 24 hours. finally. it seems like the greatest countdown since the moon landing. >> one more wake-up. >> if you want to know when you should watch, because people are like, some people are saying they are going to get up, some are going to tivo it. if you want to get a glimpse of her in the dress, 6:00 a.m. is when she will be stepping into
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westminster abbey. it's over at 7:00. >> all this is eastern time. >> because that's the only time we know. the kiss, this is where everyone wants to see, i think -- please. the kiss is at 8:25. eastern. >> because they are royals and there is royal protocol. >> do you remember fergie? >> they can't lay one on each other. >> do you remember fergie and andrew? they were totally mugging. >> i don't think the future king and future queen will be mugging for us. it's going to be lovely. we'll be at the trump international very, very early. we'll be hosting a little fete there and we'll see what hilarity ensues. >> the first guy got out there on monday. >> he was a huge diana fan.
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>> he's been sitting there 56-year-old guy. he is wearing a t-shirt that says, "diana would be proud." they are going to be lining for a glimpse of her. she is not going to go in the royal carriage which they did before which you could see into. she is going in a car. you have to peek into the window. >> i wonder what her thinking is? some say she is modern. diana was a modern woman. some say because she was a commoner? it's going to be a rolls royce. >> our coverage on "the today show" starts at 4:00 in the morning -- eastern time. >> because it's happening at 4:00. >> we'll be around. >> it is going to be interesting. all the parties and festivities and stuff. and ben fogel was invited to the wedding. >> he is a long-time friend of prince william. let's call him wills. >> do you think she is totally
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terrified. >> she had nine years to get to this, but 2.5 billion people will be showing up tomorrow. when you're seeing the anthem at the super bowl, it lives in infamy. diana messed up. they've got 20 names. i've got frank newton gifford. william's got a whole bunch of names. what's interesting about the crest. usually they put the husband's name first, william and then katherine. but because wc in england is water closet, they are switching it to cw. >> how come they spell her name kate with a "k" in the papers? >> i don't know. >> prince harry will be making the toast. book makers say the toast or the
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odds are 25-1 he will be too drunk. >> he said he ig going to rib his brother. >> one of kate's favorite drinks is jack daniels and crack baby. a cocktail sold at a london night club. that's royal. >> what's in it? >> i don't know. we want to know from all of you, are you going to watch it? are you going to get up early and watch it live or dvr it? >> i was asking people. some people said they want to be part of the event they want to be up at 4:00 knowing everybody is up a lot of people decide if you can get it on itunes and youtube and the computer. >> i'm post menopausal so i'm up anyway. i did get up to watch diana. >> there weren't many other ways to watch her. you had to get up and do it. >> big, big controversy about my valentina shoo-in the chip bag.
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>> her shoe was chewed up and she was heighting it in a lays potato bag. >> look at that shoe. it's glorious. i did not get a call from valentino. >> nobody is buying your shoes. >> one friend did call. eileen griffin in the greenwich air what. she says there is a place in portchester, new york, that can fix any shoes. >> look at bambino chomping down on it. look at his eyebrows. >> he's demon possessed. >> i love it. >> i think it's time for a song, don't you? >> yeah. >> good. >> let's hear the song first. okay. >> this is one of those songs. i'm in a country mood and i can't get out of it. it's called "love like crazy" by live rice.
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listen to the words. ♪ they called him crazy when they started out ♪ said 17's too young to know what love's about ♪ they been together 58 years now ♪ that's crazy hold on the chorus is beautiful. ♪ i brought opal 67 bucks a week ♪ got a little two bedroom house ♪ on maple street ♪ where she blessed him with six more mouths to feed ♪ that's crazy you're going to love this chorus ♪ just ask him how he did it ♪ he'll say pull up a seat
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♪ be a best friend ♪ tell the truth ♪ over years i love you ♪ and go to work ♪ do your best ♪ don't outsmart your common sense ♪ never let your praying knees get lazy ♪ and love like crazy >> come on. >> i love that. love that. love it. you know why? i was thinking about my daddy through that whole thing. that's what my daddy did. i love that a lot. i'm going to take out my hoda bag. i was out with brian last night our good friend. used to be our producer here. he said does frank snore? i said once in a while. frank says i do, too. he says i've got the sure-fire thing to cure snoring. that's all you do.
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you give them a nice pound with that. this is what i'm going to use from now on. is it okay or not okay for celebritys to run for president. >> kathie lee says it is okay for any american to run for office but be prepared for the price you're i going to pay. >> ronald reagan proved that. >> exactly. we have raven. this is a wonderful young lady we just met. 17 years old from texas. her name is raven sheppard. here is with her family. she has cystic fibrosis. >> we are crazy about this family. >> can't go without saying i saw two shows yesterday. saw "catch me if you can." you joined me with that one. we have pictures we can be showing. then saw "born yesterday" last night. this young girl nina arianda is
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getting all kinds of great reviews for that. the whole cast of "catch me if you can" the group that brought you "hair spray." my friend linda hart, we went out and had a little bite. it was all theater day. we are so packed today. >> we are? >> i've gone on and on but i can't. >> watching it live. there are some nos on there. yes, going to wear a fabulous hat and make a traditional english breakfast. can't wait. >> i'll be curious to see what the tally is at end. >> coming up next, you can't avoid it. less than 24 hours until kate and will say "i do" we'll head live to london. [ boy ] there's something inside your mcdonald's happy meal.
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westminster abbey is covered with people in their tents and sleeping bags. there are people who plotted to stay there early on and plan to stay there. i don't think they are going to get to stay there through tomorrow. i imagine security will be tight around there. we'll see what they do. i imagine they are definitely going to have to go through a security sweep around there. if it starts to rain, i'm not sure how much longer they have it in them to stay put. they are desperate to catch that glimpse of the bride and groom. >> how obsessed is everybody out there? is it the only topic of conversation out there? >> i'm telling you, we are much more obsessed than they are. they laugh at us, they mock us here. what is with you americans? why do you guys love our royalty so much? >> we did try to escape that royalty, as i recall. >> there is a healthy cynicism here about the monarchy in general. i think a lot of people are starting to turn around.
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i think the british, it takes them a little while to get excited and they are finally with 24 hours to go starting to feel the excitement in the air a little bit. a british reporter is here nodding his head saying yes, right? >> they seem affectionate towards will and kate. they like them. >> i think that is the difference. now there is a lot more buzz because they are a couple. they are like the hollywood couple here of royalty. they certainly look the part. i think also, of course, that connection. prince william, having all of us see him grow up as a young man, a little boy to young man. how much he's had to carry as far as the brden, losing his mother and now seeing this beautiful ceremony that is going to happen here tomorrow. there is a lot of excitement to see this new chapter in his life and see him grow up into a fine young man. ladies, i know what you're interested in.
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all the souvenirs we've been accumulating for you. i've got to put a monarch in my morning so i've been eating my royal o's. not bad. what you all will like is the kiss me kate beer. unfortunately, it's not like the fourth hour here so nobody here to open this for me. >> use your teeth. it works for me. >> it does, okay. >> we've got to talk to ben. >> you don't want the barf bags? >> love you, nat. see you next week. >> see you later. >> ben fogel is one of the lucky few invited. ben, you're on that hot list, huh? >> you know what? it's kind of, it feels unreal, to tell you. you heard from everyone today, the atmosphere here is unbelievable. i lived in london all my life and never felt it like this. added bonus, they'll all be there tomorrow. >> how long have you been
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friends with william? >> i worked with him on and off over the years through a number of charitable projects. i went out to africa with him last year and spent about a week with him and his brother harry chasing after lions in the african bush, which was surreal, to say the least. >> have they told you how it's going to go, where you need to be, what time? is it that orchestrated? >> obviously, there are so many guests coming to the abbey behind us that everyone has been told to arrive up to three hours ahead of time. i've got a slightly difficult situation that my wife is very heavily pregnant. as in due in two weeks. >> what if her water breaks? >> i know. don't even -- it's pandemonium in the fogel household. she has her dress finally fitted today so that it fits neatly over her bum. >> have you had a chance to talk to will at all?
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>> no, i haven't. they've all been heads to the ground planning all of this. i haven't. we know they came past yesterday. we know they've already visited the abbey. i think they are soaking all of this up. the fact he made that release to thank everyone for their warmth and happiness. the scenes behind me, the flag flying, the pictures of william and kate, goes to show how affectionate everyone is here for our young royals. >> looks like a beautiful day there now. what are you expecting tomorrow? >> we are all following the weather very closely. we are obsessed with the weather here in the uk. it's looking currently like we might have some sunshine. fingers crossed. we had the most amazing weather. it would be so disappointing if it rained. >> ben, have fun. >> all the best with your wife. oy. god bless. >> fingers crossed. >> all right. >> up next, who you to experience the royal treatment in the privacy of your own home.
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glasses. i think most people think to be royal you have to go out and eat caviar and lobster. most people want to stay home and make it a romantic night. >> and wrap themselves in monograms. >> and everything with their name on it. i suggest you get a babysitter and make yourself an itinerary. i used you as the example. >> i like frank arrives home. i never left. >> say he goes out and comes home. you hand this to your significant other to start off the night. >> let them know what they can expect. >> we have the robes in, personalized. this is the stationary studio. i like everything monogrammed. these are your names. moving on to just decorate the table and to make it pretty without breaking the bank. napkins with your names on them. everything takes three days to ship. candles. each candle has your name on it. this is just another way to set it.
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calypto st. barts is designing for target. the lilly is her favorite flower. you can fill that to give yourselves the royal feeling. i don't cook, but i also think if you do cook, it's not to have it arrive at your home. >> i love when that happens. >> this is gourmet mac and cheese from williams sonoma. this is a pork roast. >> that shows up like that? >> it comes like this. you just have to heat it up. this is the gourmet mac and cheese. you can pretend you cooked this. >> i know. >> now we are up to 9:00 at night. >> that's when i get out the hammer. >> take out your bags. peace, love and great legs. >> cute. >> $15 from lissy legs.
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have a spa. make a bath, something romantic. this is from rain africa. >> what are these guys here? >> you put that in the bath. >> bath balls. >> i love those. >> look at the bath salts. >> i want that macaroni and cheese so badly. it is fantastic. >> then i thought it would be fun to have a facial and him to have a fancy shave. this is dior.com, give yourself a fancy facial. at bloomingdale's starting at $16, buy him a special shave. it's something different. it feels royal. >> i like what's down here. >> movie. we are up to 9:30. for you 6:30. $10 from amazon, "roman holiday." >> i love that movie. >> a fabulous movie. you don't have to have such a royal dessert. this is dunkin' donuts and
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baskin robins. this is supposed to be reminiscent of an english garden. >> i love it. i love this. >> i'm going back to the mac and cheese. hoda digs into the chocolate. >> we are talking wedding gowns. we'll do a splurge. >> emmylou harris is here. [ tab pops ] ♪ whatever lola wants ♪ ♪ lola gets ♪ and, little man, little lola wants you ♪ [ cellphone dings ] [ cellphones ringing ] [ women screaming ]
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no problems along the bridge and the peninsula. >> thank you for joining us this morning, "today" show continues next, we'll see you back here tomorrow morning. thursday with princess wedding gowns. >> we'll show you both so you can judge which is a splurge and which is a steal. how are you? >> always happy to be here. >> we don't know what the dress is yet. there is tons of speculation. >> we has a preference for tailored looks. >> she is so tiny. >> she has great designers being considered. she will bring a young designer
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up. >> is everybody standing by waiting for the dress? >> honestly, yes. this whole thing is about the wedding dress. >> first we bring out janna and sara. >> these are real brides or recent brides. >> congratulations. >> first we have sara. she is wearing a beaded, allenson race. very romantic look. it's a v-neck which is a great look for kate for maybe her after party. the next dress is worn by janna. this has the cap sleeves, the trumpet skirt. >> i think this one is the splurge. >> i think the first one is the most expensive. >> you're right. it is the first one.
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it is about $5,000. it's really beautiful. >> they are very similar. >> the difference is in the lace. one is hand made lace. >> next we are going to bring out genesis and martine. if if you pick the right one you could save $6,000. >> huge savings. >> hello. >> oh, my gosh. let's see. >> genesis should step forward. there you go. this is the touille. it's an empire waist, beaded bodice. >> i say this one. >> that's what do you think? >> i agree. >> the second dress is a $6,700.
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>> up close you can see the difference. >> the silk touille. they are both gorgeous. they are two beautiful dresses. that is only $800. a great look either way. >> thank you, ladies. >> next we'll bring out claire and anna. again, the difference here is a $13,000 price difference. >> it's interesting. both of these are from the same designer. it just goes to show you can make a dress. who is claire? >> can you step forward? >> you can see claire's dress. it's one shoulder, made out of crepe. the large organza flower detail. then we have this big beautiful flower on the front.
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>> i think claire's is the most expensive. >> no, i think this one. >> who is right. are you kidding me? >> between the wine yesterday and the dresses today, mama is batting 1,000. >> it's in the detail. >> these are both by marquesa. >> that's the difference. >> wow. you look beautiful. thank you so much. >> here is the last one. whoever gets this right wins the contest. >> no. you can't get three wrong. >> kate and jessica are coming out. here is the tie-breaker really. >> it is not. what math do you do? >> my kind of math. >> princess looks here. we have katie first. step forward so they can see your dress. it's a beautiful beaded bodice.
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asymmetrical. >> katie's. i picked it first. >> that is $8,000. this allure bridal's dress is a beautiful take on the same look with the organza and ruffles. what is different is the layers of chantilly lace. it's what the fabrics are. every bride can look like a princess. >> that was fun. >> too bad hoda lost. >> we said the end tiebreaker. >> no, we did not. come on out. >> you can search by price. >> tomorrow, we are going to do our plaza ambush makeovers. ourbrides-to-be, we'll make them over for the wedding. >> thank you.
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learn how to eat mart today. >> our bodies tell us when we are hungry, but that's not why we always eat. "prevention" editor has help to kill those cravings. with all the food we have around with the wedding. >> there are two crimings, stomach cravings and mind cravings. these are the kind we are talking about today. >> you are saying you should ask yourself questions. when you're about to eat for the twinkie or dorito. what do you ask yourself? >> there are a lot of reasons that make these mind cravings happen. one is stress. >> that explains the mac and cheese. >> your body is emitting cortisol. what you have to do is realize it's not about what i want to eat. it's about feeling better again. what else can i do to get back
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to that good feeling? >> are we deficient in some sort of a vitamin or something when we are craving something? >> it's about dopamine and the euphoria. it's not unlike what happens to addicts. >> when i eat junk food, i feel better. >> only temporarily. >> when you're stressed you need to feel good. >> what are you stressed about? you have everything going for you in the world. shut up. >> i have black and white little cookies, i eat them. i throw them in the garbage and put detergent on them. >> that's not a bad idea. sometimes there are situations where you say these cravings are bigger than i am. plan for them in advance. if you're going to crave a cupcake, cut it in half. put the other in a garbage or away out of sight. let yourself have a little bit. if you try to completely cut them off out of your life, it will backfire on you. >> it can cut foods out of your
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diet. is that a good thing or bad thing? >> people who restrict their diet who cut out whole categories of foods like carbs or eat 1,000 calories or fewer, are setting up a mindset cycle. >> a couple of years ago i gave up all breads and sweets. for a long time. once i stopped for long enough i didn't want them. >> that's interesting. that's actually not the most common reaction people have. >> i'm back to eating them once in a while. >> removing them entirely sets up a need to have them. you'll try to eat something instead of the vanilla shake you'll get a plain yogurt. >> what is the other option? >> if 2 you're in a stressful situation maybe you need to feel better is a good run around the block or picking up the phone and calling a friend. get that to feel good again or give yourself time. these things are like waves. >> when it's sitting in right in
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front of you. >> tide does the trick. >> thanks a lot. >> up next, best-selling book headed to a movie theater near you. love emily giffin. >> plus emmylou harris. how can expedia save me even more on my hotel? by giving me huge discounts on rooms hotels can't always fill. with unpublished rates. which means i get an even more rockin' hotel, for less. where you book matters.
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something borrowed was a best-selling book in 2004. now the story is coming to life on the big screen. starring kate hudson, jennifer goodwin and looks like what life is when you're turning 30 and willing to take risks, especially when it comes to love. >> this is darcy. this is dex. >> you've only been talking about him nine months. >> lighten up. your tarts are over. >> torts. >> whatever. games, fun, let's get this party
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started. truth or dare. >> it will be fun, come on. >> oh, my gosh. >> that's how trouble starts. >> emily giffin is here. >> thanks for having me back. >> of course. how does it feel watching your pages unfold on the big screen. >> i feel like i'm overusing this word but it's surreal. you create this world in your head and hope someone wants to read about it other than your mother. >> who has to. >> who has to and has to say it's great. then it becomes a book then this. i never thought it would happen. >> last time you were with us they had been filming. you had been on the set. now it's a year later and you see the movie, are you pleased? is it close to the essence of your story? >> they did very much so. my concern was the characters would do and say things that wouldn't be true to them. not necessarily that the plot points would all be the same. readers will not be
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disappointed. the characters, the cast nails these characters. >> somebody was saying because your characters, you don't make your characters so perfect. they are flawed. so people can relate to them. >> right. i try to just capture those shades of grade, nuances with things. i think the thing that is great about this movie, you have good people doing bad things. you don't know how to root for. >> taking her fiance. >> you're not sure how to feel as you watch it. it makes you uncomfortable. >> and angry. >> what is interesting about emily, too, i went to her book signing. >> which made my night. made my life. >> there was a crazy mob scene. >> because you showed up. >> you keep cranking them out. before i knew you, i used to go to the book store and go, does she have another one yet. do you have another one in the hopper? >> i do. i'm about halfway finished the next one. >> four have been optioned as
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films. that is unheard of. that's like stephanie myer. >> thank you. >> i was looking on "usa today" and "something borrowed" is back up on the top. >> because it's in paper back. >> good for you. >> thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> see this movie may 6th. and men, i think men will enjoy this. it's funny. you get your brownie points. take your girls to that. >> two women at the same time. you're on to something, kid. thank you. >> up next, emmylou harris.
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>>. >> emmylou harris is a 12-time grammy-award winning country music legend. >> she keeps on singing. they say it's album 25, she says it's more than that. it's called "hard bargain." >> we are so glad you're back recording again. tell us about this cd. >> well, it was produced by jay joyce over here. we only had one other musician which is giles who is behind you. took about a month to do it. i'm sure jay did a lot of preproduction in his head before we came in. it was a really wonderful experience. i love doing it. >> you wrote 11 out of the 13 tracks. >> that's right. >> what are you going to sing today? >> i'm going to do a song i didn't write. wrong sexton, a wonderful singer/songwriter. i did this song because i love it. >> we love the title.
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>> it's called "hard bargain." >> take it away. ♪ ♪ i'm a bit rundown but i'm okay ♪ just feel like crawling up ♪ when you send me back to the stars ♪ you drive a hard bargain ♪ each time i'm getting nowhere ♪ and then determined to go there ♪ seems i never get far ♪ you drive a hard bargain
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♪ you drive a hard bargain ♪ how's a girl supposed to feel ♪ someone like you arrives ♪ tried and tried to go away ♪ just can't seem to ♪ let me down ♪ you drive a hard bargain ♪ you drive a hard bargain ♪ how is a girl supposed to feel
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♪ with someone like you around ♪ tried and tried to go away ♪ just can't seem to let me down ♪ you drive a hard bargain ♪ you drive a hard bargain ♪ so i'll keep on playing that old song ♪ cause for all i know ♪ it's where i belong ♪ when the world is breaking my heart ♪ you drive a hard bargain ♪ you send me back to the stars ♪ you drive a hard bargain
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♪ you drive a hard bargain ♪ i'm a bit rundown ♪ but i'm okay >> tnk you. i'm done with all these lists.
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