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Pajamas and high tea: Royal wedding fans gearing up to party
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NEW YORK (AP) — In pajamas and old wedding gowns, with high tea or a bit of the early morning bubbly, royal watchers in the U.S. and around the globe are fascinator-ready to watch the nuptials of Prince Harry and his unprecedented fiancee: Meghan Markle.He's the spare to the heir, soon to be booted to sixth in line for the throne, but Harry is forever the people's prince to many inside and outside the Commonwealth who once wondered whether the bad boy of Windsor would ever tie the knot.She, of TV "Suits" fame, has whipped up some big fan buzz, including those thrilled by her mixed race heritage.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, as are pricey hotel packages and bar meet ups. The frenzied have their own Facebook groups and some have cajoled less-enthused spouses to jet across the pond to watch the pomp in person from a spot on the carriage route.Julie Brillhart, a hardcore royal enthusiast in Hurricane, West Virginia (population, 7,000, maybe), said she fired up her Harry and Meghan Facebook group to connect fans with parties back in November, "the minute I woke up in the morning and found out Meghan and Harry were engaged." The group now has nearly 5,000 members."We are in love with Meghan Markle," said Brillhart, a former career logistics specialist in the Army.