ROYAL WEDDING PLANS AND PJs
NEW YORK — In pyjamas and old wedding gowns, with high tea or a bit of bubbly, royal watchers in the U.S. and around the globe are fascinator-ready to watch the nuptials of Prince Harry and his fiancee: Meghan Markle.
He’s the spare to the heir, but Harry is forever the people’s prince to many who once wondered whether he’d ever tie the knot.
She, of TV Suits fame, has whipped up some big fan buzz.
Their “woke” wedding (the Spice Girls are expected) is May 19 at midday, Windsor Castle time, or about 7 a.m. in the Eastern U.S. Viewing party plans are in the works.
For the well-heeled, hotels are also gearing up. The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., has on offer the “Royal Romance Suits You” package for a cool $24,000 with a four-night stay.
Guests will receive a bottle of Tignanello and banana cake — Markle’s favourite wine and the flavour chosen for their wedding cake, the hotel said. They also get the Strathberry tote bag that sold out after Markle was pictured carrying it and an introductory helicopter lesson to honour Harry’s service in that department.
Gossip columnist Rob Shuter, former executive editor of OK! Magazine, called the wedding excitement a slow burn in the U.S., though cheeky Harry has always held a special place in the hearts of many.
“I think this wedding is going to be a way for all of us to escape,” he said.
Meghan Markle, fiancee of Prince Harry, receives a posy of flowers from a young girl after attending a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London.