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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.

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