LONDON (Reuters) – For Donna Werner, an American, touring greater than seven hours and three,000 miles will all have been value it if she simply will get a glance and a wave from Britain’s newly-married royal couple on Saturday.
Werner, 66, from New Fairfield, Connecticut, has joined 1000’s of others who will camp out for a number of nights within the streets of Windsor within the hope of catching a glimpse of Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan Markle on their wedding ceremony day.
“I want them to come through those gates. I want them to look at me, wave and smile,” Werner stated outdoors Windsor Castle, dressed head to toe in a combination of British and U.S. flag-themed apparel, together with a shirt that learn “Prince Harry, I’m still available. Last chance!”
“That will make it all worthwhile. It really will.”
A self-proclaimed “royal super-fan”, Werner, a married, stay-at-home mother, has made the journey throughout the Atlantic for a number of royal events in Britain, together with the weddings of Prince Andrew in 1986 and Prince William in 2011 and Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebration in 2016.
For her, it’s all about being half of a love story.
“This is a real life fairytale. It has come true for one little girl… I’m so happy for her and I’m so happy for Harry,” stated Werner, who deliberate to spend her first night time underneath the celebs in a sleeping bag on Wednesday.
Armed additionally with hand hotter warmth packets, she’s going to camp there until Saturday to guarantee she will get a great view of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s carriage procession after they’ve tied the knot in a ceremony at St George’s Chapel within the citadel.
“It is such an experience. People think it would be fun to do, but to actually buy a plane ticket and then to sleep on the streets for three to four nights,” she stated.
“At my age most people are, like, ‘give me a hotel’.”
In latest days, headlines across the royal wedding ceremony have been dominated by information that Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, won’t attend his daughter’s wedding ceremony following experiences that he staged paparazzi pictures and suffered a coronary heart assault.
Werner, who has described her penchant for the royal household as “a little obsession,” had robust phrases concerning the drama.
“I really think it stinks,” she stated.
“I just still think you have to be there for your daughter. Just suck it up.”
Reporting by Alex Fraser; Writing by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Gareth Jones