Capetonians gear up to watch the royal wedding in style

Some royal fans in Cape Town will gather at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia for a special high tea to join in the celebrations.

US actress and humanitarian Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: @KensingtonRoyal/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - South Africans are also taking part in the fun of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle taking place on Saturday.

Some royal fans in Cape Town gathered at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia for a special high tea to join in the celebrations.

The highly anticipated ceremony is taking place at the St George's Chapel in Windsor.

Hotel General Manager Dominic Prendergast said: “We want them to dress up and have a good time, there’s going to be delicious classic high tea prepared by our chef and I think everybody is going to have a good time.”

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Meanwhile, thousands of people in Britain lined the streets in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the royal newlyweds, while millions more are expected to watch the ceremony live on TV around the world.

The royal family welcome an American woman, a divorcee, mixed race woman who is known for speaking her mind into its centuries-old ranks.

The ceremony and two receptions bring together Britain’s most senior royals, including the queen and Prince Philip; it will be his first public appearance since he had hip surgery in April.

Markle’s own father is not there as he’s still recovering from a heart operation he underwent last week.

One-thousand-two-hundred members of the public have been invited to watch from within the grounds of Windsor Castle, while around 600 guests are expected to attend the wedding.

At the same time, in Cape Town, KFM is hosting a tea party in honour of the royal wedding with local celebs and other guests in attendance.

Most of the people attending have expressed excitement over the royal affair.

“I was privileged to have been invited and I wanted to watch the royal wedding. It’s going to be exciting to share this moment with everyone here in Cape Town.”

One of the guests touched on how people might feel about a woman of colour being part of the royal family.

“There are few mixed feelings, especially among the older generation, but the younger generation embraces it.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)