The royalists of Los Angeles, where Meghan Markle was born and heightened, are as invested in the marry as any British monarchist
There is a hot dog mentioned in honor of the big-hearted daytime. There are cot documents on fascinators, Windsor Castle and how to fold napkins. There are last-minute preparations for slumber defendants with bunting, scones, cucumber sandwiches and gin and tonic slush puppies.
The royalists of Los Angeles must be waiting for Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry on Saturday.
It will happen 5,000 miles and eight age 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 born and multiplied Angeleno who grew up around film sets and determined success on screen before falling for a sovereign, yielding a modern, biracial sequel to Grace Kelly’s move to Monaco more than half a century ago.
Hollywood continues royal glamour with date dramas, Disney princesses and, quite recently, Netflix’s The Crown. The fame website TMZ, headquartered near the Pacific Ocean, contributes the media pack with imperial scoops, rumor and delicacies , not least the story 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 pomp many here feel the opening ceremony in St George’s chapel could carry a” cleared 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 outstrips 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 beings would be pulled into it .”
Shoppers included Redgie De Guzman, 35, a bookseller, who loaded up on union jack garnishes for an all-night party at a friend’s mansion which will culminate when Markle says” I do” shortly before dawn neighbourhood occasion.” We’ll watch it live. Go big-hearted or go home ,” said De Guzman.” The next marry is likely to be, what, Prince George in 20 years ?”
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