It is the most anticipated wedding of the year! His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, known across the globe as Prince Harry, will marry his American princess, Ms. Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19. If you were not one of the few hundred to receive an invitation to the wedding, the best place to watch the wedding is at The British Emporium, the most British spot in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
The wedding takes place at midday in England, which means it will be an early morning in Texas. The British Emporium, located in Historic Downtown Grapevine, will be hosting a watching party beginning at 5 a.m. The event will be held in the car park, or as you Texans say, the parking lot. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Guests are asked to bring their own chairs and encouraged to dress in their favourite attire as is traditional at British weddings. The store is located at 140 N. Main St. in Grapevine. Guests are asked to arrive no later than 5:45 a.m., as the actual ceremony begins at 6 a.m.
It would not be a British wedding without the hats. Guests are encouraged to wear their best wedding hat, as there will be a contest for the favourite. Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake will be an elderflower and lemon cake, perfect for springtime. Guests at the watching party will also get to enjoy a similar cake especially made for this event by Selina DiCesare, a local British baker. Additional British treats will be available throughout the event.