At 4 a.m. today, London witnessed some extraordinary scenes.
Through the darkness came 1,000 cavalrymen, closely followed by royal limousines: A full military rehearsal for the royal wedding was taking place.
"Minus the bride and groom," said Duncan Larcombe, royal editor of the Sun newspaper.
But that didn't stop the speculation about Prince William and Kate Middleton.
"I Imagine he's quite nervous right now," William's flight instructor, Wing Cmd. Kevin Marsh, said . "I think he'll take himself away to a quiet place to get himself ready.
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"I've no doubt that on the day he'll appear to be as confident as he always does."
Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of the Daily Beast and Newsweek, said, "Prince William's M.O. is to be seen absolutely composed, utterly casual, modern, contemporary. But, actually, he's quite a worrier and really is a man who has wanted to do the right thing all his life."
As for Middleton, "Kate's prime function now is to breed," Brown said.
Larcombe said, "The suggestion from one of her friends is that she's really struggling to sleep at the moment.
"She keeps having this recurring dream, which I imagine a lot of bride's get; that there she is at the front of Westminster Abbey, but with no wedding dress on."
Middleton left her parents house in Bucklebury this morning, marking her last stay there as a single woman.
She was also pictured last night, driving with her sister Pippa in the passenger seat. This time paparazzi snapped the princess-to-be with her hair swept back in what Larcombe said was a hair dress rehearsal.
"This is the hairdo," he said.
Back at the full-dress rehearsals, there was a hint of what the abbey will look like. "Royals never do anything by halves," Larcombe said. "Rather than flowers, they've got eight 20-foot trees."
Another new titbit this morning: The queen is visiting the city of Cambridge today; possibly a sign that the newlyweds will be named the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge?