We’re just a few days away from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot at Windsor Castle. If your invite to Saturday’s royal nuptials got lost in the mail, fret not. Undeterred by trivial matters such as distance or formal invitations, local shops, restaurants, and theaters are bringing the experience stateside in ways only Dallasites could appreciate. Here, discover how you can celebrate Harry and Meghan’s big day in the Big D with all the pomp and pageantry (and perhaps a bit of kitsch) your Anglophile heart desires.
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Royal Wedding Week at Hotel St. Germain | May 17-May 20, varied hours
Starting Thursday, May 17, Hotel St. Germain is offering four full days of regal activities to get you in the spirit. A royal cocktail reception ($30) kicks off the festivities at the elegant, old-world boutique hotel. Followed by a seven-course dinner on Friday ($150), a local take on Prince Charles’ Frogmore Reception on Saturday ($85), and ending with a royal brunch ($35) on Sunday, enjoy a multitude of celebrations fit for nobility without having to leave the luxe venue. Call ahead to reserve your space.
Here Comes the Sun
Watch Party at The British Emporium | May 19, 5 am
For the true Anglophile, head over to The British Emporium to watch the royal wedding live at 6 am. Bring a lawn chair and your best interpretation of traditional British wedding attire to enjoy tea, light refreshments, and a screening of the event in the downtown Grapevine shop’s parking lot. Arrive fifteen minutes early to secure both your spot and beach umbrella as Saturday promises a sunny Texas sky.
Watch Party at The Londoner | May 19, 6 am
Join The Londoner in Addison for a total British affair. The pub will open its doors bright and early at 6 am for a viewing of the wedding with a spread that includes scones and clotted cream, sausage rolls, and, of course, English tea. Shift gears after the ceremony and enjoy a Bloody Mary whilst watching Chelsea take on Manchester United in the FA Cup Final.
Royal Wedding Brunch at The Rustic | May 19, 10 am
You made the ultimate weekend sacrifice and got out of bed before noon, so it’s only fair you get to reward yourself with a boozy brunch. Head to The Rustic after your early morning watch party for a special Jam & Toast Brunch ($16.95), featuring everything from hot chicken to baby fried toast. Wear a bridesmaid dress or bring one to donate and receive $1 mimosas throughout the afternoon. You deserve it – after all, you practically helped maintain positive international relations this morning.
Harry & Meghan – The Royal Wedding | May 19, 10 am
The last time we saw a Harry this British and this loveable on the silver screen, we were bawling our eyes out. This time around should be no different as Fathom and BritBox collaborate to bring us an exclusive theatrical presentation – the first of its kind – of the royal wedding across the country. You can watch the vows at AMC NorthPark, Cinemark 17 or Tinseltown USA Plano at 10 a.m. Click here to buy your tickets and reserve your seats.
Don’t Stop Us Now
Sip with SITE: Royal Wedding Edition at The Statler | May 21, 4 pm
Beat the Monday blues and keep the celebration going with an evening featuring Princess Diana’s former personal chef, Darren McGrady, at The Statler. Enjoy a Q&A with the royal cook as well as a raffle, reception, and book signing from 4 to 7 pm. Tickets range from $15 to $45.
Satellite of Love
The Comfort of Your Couch | May 19, 3:30 am
Not up for any kind of commute? Nearly every network, including ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS, will televise the royal “ I do’s,” allowing you to watch the wedding from the comfort of your couch sporting your in your finest PJs. With coverage beginning at 3:30 am (you read that right), plan for a sleepover/watch party combo with Brit-inspired treats.