Americans fete royal wedding in pubs, hotels and homes
NEW YORK (AP) — From pubgoers in pajamas to merrymakers in finery at a fancy hotel, Americans are cheering and toasting the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
People gathered Saturday at wedding watch parties — some before dawn — across the country.
In New York, people in hats, gloves, and tiaras piled into the Plaza Hotel for a celebration complete with cake pops with champagne and flower liqueur.
Californians and British expatriates in pajamas, party hats, nightgowns and crowns packed the Cat & Fiddle Pub in Hollywood. Nearby, students at Markle’s former high school, Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles, cheered as she and Prince Harry said their vows.
At a royal wedding watch party in Burlington, New Jersey, Paula Jackson said Markle “will be an example for our young, African-American women.”