May 18, 2018 / 4:56 PM / 2 years ago

Wedding fans outshine the royals in England's Windsor

Bernadette Christie, from Canada, poses for a portrait in Windsor, Britain, May 18, 2018. "I love the royal family and I am here because this is the best royal wedding in last 30 years," said Bernadette. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

(Reuters) - They flew in from Ghana, Canada, New Orleans and Essex, dressed in finery to rival the royals they had come to watch get married in the English town of Windsor.

Reuters spoke to some of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's most colorful fans lining the streets the day before the wedding extravaganza. (

“I’m here for the big day, to congratulate them. They support the Commonwealth,” said Joseph Afrane, from Ghana, whose suit, waistcoat, hat and sunglasses were all emblazoned with the British flag.

Caroline Wagstaff did her best to outshine Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth, complete with crown, sash and regal wave. “I am here because I am from Windsor,” she said.

Writing by Andrew Heavens

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