People In Maryland Attend Wedding Watching Parties

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Millions of people around the world were all watching the royal wedding Friday morning.

Andrea Fujii was at a wedding watching party in Baltimore.

It’s the wedding seen around the world, even at 5:30 a.m. in downtown Baltimore.

“I’ve actually been up since 3:45 a.m. watching and I’m meeting some girlfriends here for mimosas,” said Meredith Bluefeld, wedding watcher.

Dozens of wedding watchers enjoyed the royal nuptials at Slainte Pub in Fells Point.

“Any excuse to get up early and have a few pints,” said Becky Bean, wedding watcher.

There were some men who watched the ceremony.

“So far, so good,” said Eddie Lonsinger.

There were fancy hats and even tiaras to mark the momentous occasion.

“We don’t have anything like this is America and why not,” said Jane Blanchard.

England native Tanja Abate was phoning home all morning.

“It’s circumstance and pomp and all of the wonderful things,” said Abate, Slainte employee.

Many royal wedding watchers say there’s so much negativity in the world, it’s nice to be in a fairy tale, if just for one morning.

At Slainte, it was a couple of hours of English tradition, complete with a British breakfast, and living briefly in another world. 

“Every girl’s dream to have this huge great wedding with the big white dress with the man she loves,” said Bluefeld.

It was mainly women who came out to watch the royal wedding, but even the men who were there for the party couldn’t deny this was history in the making.

Many wedding watchers say they remember their parents telling them about the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles in 1981, and they want to tell their children about where they were when Kate and William tied the knot.

About 1,900 invitees were on the official royal guest list.

Click here for a look at the royal wedding photos.


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