The royalists of Los Angeles, where Meghan Markle was born and elevated, are as invested in the bridal as any British monarchist
There is a hot dog mentioned in honor of the big daytime. There are cot 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 experience 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 engendered Angeleno who grew up around film sets and observed success on screen before falling for a ruler, contributing a modern, biracial sequel to Grace Kelly’s move to Monaco more than half a century ago.
Hollywood perpetuates royal glamour with season dramas, Disney princess and, most recently, Netflix’s The Crown. The fame website TMZ, headquartered near the Pacific Ocean, leads the media pack with imperial scoops, rumor and goodies , not least the saga 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 solemnity many here feel the opening ceremony in St George’s chapel could carry a” become in LA” sticker.
” They say she’s their princess, that it’s history in the making ,” said Dympna Madeley, director of Ye Olde King’s Head, a British-themed gift shop in Santa Monica which has repeatedly sold out of Harry and Meghan layers, beakers, sweaters and other merchandise.
The frenzy outperforms 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 capital five times. We didn’t realise how many parties “wouldve been” plucked 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 residence which will climax when Markle says” I do” shortly before dawn neighbourhood season.” We’ll watch it live. Go large-scale or going to go ,” said De Guzman.” The next marry is likely to be, what, Prince George in 20 times ?”
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