ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)—Just because you can’t get to the United Kingdom doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the royal wedding excitement.

Weijia Jiang explains you can feel like a wedding guest while staying right here in Maryland.

A million people are expected to fill the streets of London to get a glimpse of the royal wedding. Many are already camping out near Westminster Abbey, including Suzanna Brockman from Maryland, who’s studying abroad.

“We don’t have a tent. We don’t have blankets. My sleeping bag doesn’t even zip up. So, it’s kind of a disaster. Even if it thunderstorms, I feel like it’ll still be fun. We’ll be miserable, but it’ll still be fun,” said Suzanna Brockman, Maryland wedding camper.

And across the world, other Marylanders are getting ready, too.

“The phone’s been ringing off the hook,” said Marilyn Burge, Reynolds Tavern owner.

At Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis, there’s not a spot left for a 5 a.m. viewing party. The all-day event includes a special menu and of course many spots of tea.

“A lot of British people are coming, missing home. This gives them an opportunity to come out. One woman told me she’ll be wearing a Union Jack,” Burge said.

Burge expects every one of her 42 teapots to be in use Friday. The blend likely to be the most popular is the Buckingham Palace garden tea blend.

“Given the wedding, it’s a celebration. And that’s what tea is too, a celebration. So it’s perfect,” said Karen Banner, Reynolds Tavern patron.

A group of friends are celebrating early, sitting at the restaurant’s royal table. The big day reminds them of the groom’s parents’ wedding nearly 30 years ago. 

On Thursday, the crowds got a much anticipated glimpse of Kate Middleton, who’s sure to generate new memories.

“Either way, it’s a princess!” said Angela Davis, Reynolds patron.

And remember you can watch the entire royal wedding on WJZ-TV. Our live coverage starts Friday at 4 a.m.

Comments (6)
  1. Doug says:

    Yet to find anyone who gives a damn.
    Moon them as they go by,as far as I’m concerned.

  2. Scott's County says:

    This white media hype of this royal wedding only goes to show that there are those here who want royalty to rule America which the Patriot Colonists fought to rid this nation of. This American white media hype is an insult to freedom loving Americans like me. Just think: the royal couple will live on the welfare that their dumb subjects will provide out of their taxes. What a bunch of morons for permitting this outrage.

  3. Judee b says:

    I personally am boycotting the televised event. I think the money used for it would be better used towards the world’s hunger problem. If you feel as I do please repost this as your status.

  4. Cathy says:

    Given the tragic life of the Princess of Wales, a great humanitarian, I am pleased to celebrate the marriage of her eldest son to what seems to be a lovely young woman. We need to think global and not just about ourselves. It gives a little hope to some who have little and makes the dream that a little girl can become a princess a reality.

  5. Lady Shirley says:

    Although I am a cousin to both Charles AND Diana, I was not invited to the wedding. Today is William and Catherine’s day, so it was up to them as to whom they should invite. The wedding excitement is contagious and I am joining in the fun by watching on TV from my home, here in Dublin, Ireland. And for the record, I was born in Maryland…Baltimore to be exact. And Cathy, thank you for your lovely comment.

  6. ratm33 says:

    white media hype? who is this idiot? Who cares about this. but to bring the white thing into it you should be shot. Anyone who cares about this has no life at all and dreams about others lives.

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