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 named in honour of the large-hearted daylight. The authorities have crib documents 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 be prepared for Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry on Saturday.
It will happen 5,000 miles and eight epoch regions 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 born and bred Angeleno who grew up around film sets and determined success on screen before falling for a lord, affording a modern, biracial sequel to Grace Kelly’s move to Monaco more than half a century ago.
Hollywood perpetuates royal glamour with stage dramata, Disney princess and, most recently, Netflix’s The Crown. The fame website TMZ, headquartered near the Pacific Ocean, makes the media pack with imperial scoops, rumor and morsels , not least the saga over whether Markle’s father, who lives 150 miles down the coast in Mexico, will stroll his daughter down the aisle.
For all its English magnificence many here feel the opening ceremony in St George’s chapel could carry a” established 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 has repeatedly sold out of Harry and Meghan illustrations, goblets, sweaters and other merchandise.
The frenzy outshines the fuss for Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, said Madeley.” There’s much more interest now. We’ve had to reorder inventory five times. We didn’t realise how many people “couldve been” attracted into it .”
Shoppers included Redgie De Guzman, 35, a bookseller, who loaded up on union jack trinkets for an all-night party at a friend’s live which will culminate when Markle says” I do” shortly before dawn local time.” We’ll watch it live. Go big-hearted or go back home ,” said De Guzman.” The next bridal will be, what, Prince George in 20 times ?”
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