Frontdoors Five: The Best Ways to Watch the Royal Wedding This Weekend

Posted By on May 17, 2018

Just because we’re here in Arizona doesn’t mean we can’t participate in the royal wedding activities! Phoenicians aren’t letting the time difference get them down either — there are watch parties happening across the Valley from movie theaters to tea houses beginning bright and early Saturday morning. Check out our top ways to celebrate below.

1. Viewing tea party and preview of British fashion.

The Scottsdale Waterfront Clubhouse

Watch the wedding, enjoy English tea and view the fashions of Dutchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton at this soiree fit for royalty. There is no cost to register, but all proceeds will benefit the YWCA Financial ThEducation, which benefits financially disadvantaged women and girls, and a donation of $50 or more is suggested.

2. Enjoy pomp and pageantry in Carefree. 

English Rose Tea Room 

Wear your best formal attire, sip tea, eat wedding cake and watch the wedding on Saturday morning on the tea room’s outdoor patio. There will be cutouts of British royalty and celebrities for photo opportunities and even a contest to win a replica of Markle’s engagement ring.  Admission is $60.

3. View the wedding on the big screen.

AMC Ahwatukee and AMC Desert Ridge will be showing the full  royal wedding on the big screen with all the amenities of your favorite theaters beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.

4. Watch from the comfort of your living room. 

There’s no shame in watching the grand event from the comfort of your home, but the big event does start at 4 a.m. with pre-coverage beginning hours earlier as guests will be arriving to the castle between 1:30 and 3:00 a.m. MST. We definitely wouldn’t blame you if you decided to DVR it. 

5. Throw your own royal party. 

Want to celebrate the royal occasion but aren’t quite committed to attending a event? Host your own party with friends, the wedding livestream and tea (or champagne!). Just make sure to wear your best hat (even if you are watching at 4 a.m.).

Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
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