The royalists of Los Angeles, where Meghan Markle was born and raised, are as invested in the bridal as any British monarchist
There is a hot dog called in honour of the big-hearted date. The committee is crib observes on fascinators, Windsor Castle and how to fold cloths. There are last-minute preparations for slumber parties with bunting, scones, cucumber sandwiches and gin and tonic slush puppies.
The royalists of Los Angeles is preparing for Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry on Saturday.
It will happen 5,000 miles and eight occasion zones away, but these Californians feel as invested as any British monarchist.
The wedding, after all, feels in some respects like a Hollywood production.
The bride is a suffer and engendered Angeleno who grew up around film sets and knew success on screen before falling for a sovereign, holding a modern, biracial sequel to Grace Kelly’s move to Monaco more than half a century ago.
Hollywood continues royal mystique with stage drama, Disney princesses and, very recently, Netflix’s The Crown. The personality website TMZ, headquartered near the Pacific Ocean, leads the national media parcel with imperial scoops, chatter and goodies , not least the saga over whether Markle’s father, who lives 150 miles down the coast in Mexico, will move his daughter down the aisle.
For all its English pomp many here feel the ceremony in St George’s chapel could carry a” shaped in LA” sticker.
” They say she’s their princess, that it’s history in the making ,” said Dympna Madeley, manager of Ye Olde King’s Head, a British-themed gift shop in Santa Monica which are systematically sold out of Harry and Meghan plates, goblets, sweaters and other merchandise.
The frenzy outdoes the fuss for Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, said Madeley.” There’s much more concern now. We’ve had to reorder stock five times. We didn’t realise how many people would be gathered into it .”
Shoppers included Redgie De Guzman, 35, a bookseller, who loaded up on confederation jack decorations for an all-night defendant at a friend’s residence which will culminate when Markle says” I do” shortly before dawn neighbourhood time.” We’ll watch it live. Depart large-scale or going to go ,” said De Guzman.” The next bridal will be, what, Prince George in 20 years ?”
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