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NC residents cheer for royal wedding

Posted April 29, 2011

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— North Carolinians crowded before televisions early Friday to watch as Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton exchanged vows at Westminster Abbey.

"I thought it was really cool because a new princess was being born," Hailey Moon, 11, said. 

Moon was among 50 women and children who attended a viewing party at the Holly Springs Cultural Center.

“You can’t DVR it. You got to see it live,” viewer Lyssa Barnes said.

Barnes said the event was similar to a sporting event. 

"Girls were cheering for the hats, cheering for the dress, yelling, getting riled up and yelling at the screen," she said. "You would be surprised at what women do when men aren't around." 

There were also some tender moments, like when Kate and William exchanged vows. 

"Seeing this on TV, you wish them well," event organizer Kristen Moon said. "You're really seeing that love in action. We all want to be loved inside, and that's what it's all about." 

A similar viewing party in Raleigh featured all things British. Guests waved British flags and wore tiaras and wedding attire. 

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  • roger6 Apr 29, 2011

    Get a life ladies. And the event coordinator Kristen Moon has to be related to former Who drummer to be out of her whits to find this so exciting.

  • brmeyer1 Apr 29, 2011

    I'm from NC and was up at 3:30AM and watched it all by myself and then left for work....totally wonderful and worth it!
    Millions around the world were doing the same so simply... there's something for everyone on tv at different times.
    BBC on PBS did an outstanding job!

  • astrog222 Apr 29, 2011

    Sounds like a gathering of the "I need a life" committee!!

  • mtadish Apr 29, 2011

    Yeah, it's a great day to just leave the tv off!

  • truth9806 Apr 29, 2011

    wow...50 women and children up at dawn to watch the royal wedding ..I wonder how many of them will get up Sunday morning to go to church