The royalists of Los Angeles, where Meghan Markle was born and parent, are as invested in the wed as any British monarchist
There is a hot dog called in honour of the big-hearted day. There are bed memoes 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 are ready for Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry on Saturday.
It will happen 5,000 miles and eight duration 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 multiplied Angeleno who grew up around film sets and located success on screen before falling for a monarch, establishing a modern, biracial sequel to Grace Kelly’s move to Monaco more than half a century ago.
Hollywood perpetuates royal mystique with interval dramas, Disney princess and, most recently, Netflix’s The Crown. The personality website TMZ, headquartered near the Pacific Ocean, leads the media pack with royal scoops, gab and morsels , not least the epic over whether Markle’s father, who lives 150 miles down the coast in Mexico, will tread his daughter down the aisle.
For all its English magnificence numerous here feel the opening ceremony in St George’s chapel could carry a” constructed in LA” sticker.
” They say she’s their princess, that it’s history in the making ,” said Dympna Madeley, administrator of Ye Olde King’s Head, a British-themed gift shop in Santa Monica which has repeatedly sold out of Harry and Meghan dishes, beakers, 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 parties would be gathered into it .”
Shoppers included Redgie De Guzman, 35, a bookseller, who loaded up on union jack medals for an all-night party at a friend’s home which will climax when Markle says” I do” shortly before dawn neighbourhood meter.” We’ll watch it live. Go large-hearted or going to go ,” said De Guzman.” The next marry is likely to be, what, Prince George in 20 times ?”
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