NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You don’t need us to tell you that plenty of New Yorkers are excited about the royal wedding, set to begin at 11 a.m. in London – that’s 6 a.m. here in the Big Apple.

And with the ceremony expected to draw 2 billion viewers across the world, many local establishments are looking to capitalize on the event with viewing parties and celebrations in honor of Prince William and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton.

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Trinity Church, founded by Royal Charter of England in 1967, will host a large-screen viewing of what many are calling “the wedding of the decade.”

And they’re not the only ones. Plenty of bars, restaurants and hotels are hosting royal wedding parties with entertainment, food and British-themed delights.

If you can’t make it to Westminster Abbey Friday morning, the church’s celebration may be the next best thing.

The Wall Street landmark will open its doors at 5 a.m., with beefeaters at the church to welcome guests.

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“Trinity welcomes one and all from its Lower Manhattan neighborhood and beyond as it celebrates the royal wedding and the parish’s centuries-old ties to England,” the church said.

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Comments (3)
  1. Rod in says:

    Everybody should send their daughters to wealthy schools and dress in see-through clothing like she did. How else will all your little high priced ho’s get a suga daddy?

  2. The Truth says:

    Princess Diane and Prince Charles had an arranged marriage. Princess Diane had to get abortions when the fetus was a female because they only wanted males.

  3. Pearl Duncan says:

    In this CBS article, the date of the founding of Trinity Church is off by 300 years. I hope they correct the typo soon. There’s so much history, pagentry and tradition in this story and royal event, especially in the symbols and emblems, it’s nice to see a heraldry specialist comment on one American’s response.

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