It was a who’s who of global superstars in attendance to bear witness to the highly anticipated nuptials between Prince Harry and his blushing bride Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. We’re talking David and Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra, George and Amal Clooney. Even the stars of Suits were there!
But for all those fans whose invitations to the festivities, held on May 19, were clearly lost in the mail, there were plenty of makeshifts celebrations around the globe for the Royal Family fanatics and Suits superfans alike to gather and watch the big day. Here’s what they looked like.
Toronto: Canadian fans in the town that Markle made her home while filming seven season of her hit USA legal drama turned out in droves to watch the now-retired actress exchange vows with His Royal Highness, as seen in the photo above.
New York City Over 300 adults and children RSVP’d for the festivities held early in the morning at the British International School of New York, lured in by promises of a ride on a carousel, a chance to pet a “royal” pony and dance around a maypole. And should the weather have turned wet, organizers had Union Jack umbrellas on hand.
Johannesburg: At 1Fox Market Shed in the South African city, a party for 5,000 revelers was held, featuring champagne, Union flag cupcakes and even bagpipe players.
Moscow: In the Russian capital, around 200 people of different nationalities gathered at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church to watch the festivities, with applause erupting the couple were declared husband and wife.
Ibiza Fans on the Spanish island had a party at the Queen Vic pub in Santa Eulalia, run by British expats Stuart and Natalie Beckwith, to attend, giving Brits on holiday a little taste of home as they gathered to bear witness to nuptials.
Christchurch: The Pegasus Arms restaurant and bar in New Zealand had an extravagant celebration planned, with a wedding DJ, Kiwi comedian Shay Horay dressed as the Queen—with stuffed corgi in tow—making a speech and judging the best-dressed royal costume competition, a wedding cake, and, of course, a screening of the main event.
Los Angeles Dedicated fans on the West Coast attended a pajama party in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Hollywood hot spot Cat & Fiddle Pub. The sold-out event saw fans wearing pajama party hats, nightgowns and crowns, while Nottingham, England native Craig Young presided over a wedding-themed quiz while sporting a bathrobe and Prince Harry mask.