LONDON — Virtually three billion folks world wide are anticipated to tune in to look at the royal wedding ceremony on Saturday. Greater than 100,000 folks will collect within the streets round Windsor Fortress, hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in particular person. Amongst these well-wishers shall be 4 ladies who first met at Tennessee State College greater than 30 years in the past. As CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata stories, they’ve traveled everywhere in the world collectively since then, and this yr they made the journey to London to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Tiffany, Margo, Debbie and Melanie have taken an annual trip collectively for 15 years, and after they heard concerning the royal wedding ceremony, they could not go up the prospect to journey “throughout the pond” to see royalty up shut.
Debbie Howard and Melanie Smoot have been all smiles as they started their journey to London on Wednesday.
“They’re younger, they’re hip, they’re cool, he is marrying an American lady,” Debbie instructed D’Agata after arriving within the British capital. “Go Meghan!”
They kicked off their large weekend of festivities with a champagne toast at their resort; “to Meghan! To harry!”
Vogue and fascinators have been very a lot on the forefront of the chums’ minds — and so they had no intention to carry again: “It’s the royal wedding ceremony. You need to be excessive!”
Like the remainder of the world, they have been nonetheless questioning on Friday what Meghan would put on.
“She just isn’t going to do conventional,” predicted Tiffany. “She goes to do one thing edgy.”
Debbie stated she foresees a “straight line with lace,” and hopes the royal bride will don one thing that belonged to Harry’s late mom, Princess Diana.
Maybe most essential for the American group, is how Meghan Markle — a biracial American actress — would possibly change the British royal household.
“I feel their love signifies range,” stated Margo. “By him selecting his bride and she or he is African-American, simply makes it the most effective,” stated Margo.
“Her goals got here true. She received the prince,” added Tiffany.
The chums have every purchased new outfits for Saturday’s large occasion — hats and fascinators included. They deliberate to assert a spot outdoors Windsor Fortress to catch a glimpse of the royal couple on what guarantees to be an historic day.