Since we can only handle Meredith, Matt and Al (and especially Willard Scott) after a full night of sleep, we'll be nestled sound in our beds tomorrow morning while many of you will be waking up at an ungodly hour for a spot of tea and some wedding that's being televised all over the world. Prince William and Kate Middleton are gettin' hitched tomorrow morning, and their nuptials will be televised on most major networks starting at 5 a.m. If you're up to party while the crickets are chirping, head on over to one of these fine establishments for a royal wedding watching party:
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We have our own Prince William doppelganger here at the Observer, and if he's up in the wee hours of the morning tomorrow, he might just win a prize at the British Emporium (140 N. Main St., Grapevine). The food and gift store is hosting a watching party at 5 a.m., and they'll be serving traditional English breakfast fare while guests watch the ceremony on an 80-inch screen. There are prizes for the best William and Kate lookalikes, so wear your biggest hat and you might pass as a dead-ringer for Kate. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, and the first 100 people who arrive will receive a gift bag. Wonder if there's a souvenir wedding shot glass included.
The Londoner (2909 Thomas Ave.) will be opening early at 5 a.m. to serve tea sandwiches, scones and Hendricks wedding punch to royal enthusiasts. They'll also fry up some British favorites like fish and chips, and guests are encouraged to don formal wear for the festivities. Just don't expect a caviar spread, OK? This is a wedding watching party, not a wedding reception, but we can see where there'd be some confusion when your date is wearing a tux. The Addison location (14930 Midway Road) will also open at 5 a.m. for a watching party.
If your name is Kate, find a date named William now because you could score a $25 Sherlock's gift card at the pub's Addison location (5100 Belt Line Road) during their royal bash, starting at 5 a.m. Couples named Kate and William will receive the gift certificates upon proof of photo identification. Guests will be treated to wedding-themed cupcakes and mimosas while they watch the wedding on one of the bar's many televisions.
If you want a nuptial celebration fit for a queen or king, make a reservation at Hotel St. Germain (2516 Maple Ave.) for this evening. Guests tonight will be treated to a special four-course dinner and screening of The Queen, then tomorrow they will receive breakfast in bed during the royal wedding. There will also be a six-course dinner and screening of The King's Speech tomorrow night for $150 a person.