Locals celebrate the Royal Wedding

NOW: Locals celebrate the Royal Wedding

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --  People across the pond weren't the only people keeping a close eye on the Royal Wedding.

It was just a much, much earlier morning event stateside.

Saturday morning, all eyes were on prince harry and Meghan Markle as they tied the knot.

Here in our area, dozens celebrated, as if they were there.

"It was beautiful. Meghan Markle looked fantastic," said royal watcher Mary Kramer. 

At Three Lions pub in Shorewood, guests came in at 5 a.m. for a tea party as they watched the big day on television screens.

"People got to choose basically between a main item and like a sweet and savory. It was very customizable, everybody got to pick their own thing and everybody got to pick their own tea," said Sandy Gallespie of Three Lions Pub.  

"We're celebrating other countries, and it's nice to provide a platform for people to come and do that," said Three Lions Pub owner David Price. 

South Shore Cinema in Oak Creek replayed the Royal Wedding on the big screen.

A Third Ward franchise of one of Markle's favorite hair salons --- the Dry Bar, offered tea and cucumber sandwiches to clients throughout the day.

At the Iron Horse Hotel, some guests took their royal wedding attire to a new level and made homemade hats.

"We went to a crafting and just made a whole night of it. Mine is called 'Best Wishes.' Best wishes for the bride and groom, said Kara Alexander-Driscoll.

"It's just a really great opportunity to get dressed up and of course support the royal family," Alisa Chojnacki.

Now that an American woman has become British royalty, many believe the new union will help strengthen international ties.

"We've been texting each other nonstop. It makes you want to cry. This is like a really special day," said Alexander-Driscoll.

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