Knoxville native to attend royal wedding

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle plan to tie the knot in Windsor on May 19.

Alyse McCamish is a Knoxville native who plans to spend her Saturday in Windsor.

"My daughter is going to the royal wedding, or at least she'll be among thousands and thousands that'll be there, and it's really exciting," said Cheryl Masur.

McCamish has been in acting school at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Her school is about two hours away from the Windsor Castle.

"I told her, 'Do not miss this event, no matter what,'" said Masur.

Thanks to her mom, McCamish found a woman on Facebook who offered her a spot to watch history.

"What a wonderful way to experience that and to know people right there, here's this Tennessean among all these ladies from Britain," said Masur.

The excitement is here in the states, but one East Tennessean from the UK said the royals are a part of her heart.

"Royal weddings are an important part of our culture in the UK," said Clarie Scargg, who lives in Knoxville, but is from London. "I think they'll make an amazing couple."

Weddings involve a lot of the same things, like flowers.

"The biggest wedding I've ever done is $50,000, so I can't even imagine what they're having to deal with," said Lisa Foster, who owns Lisa Foster Floral Design.

Florists said it's all about organization. Plans are getting set, even travel plans for Alyse.

"I think it's special that my princess, our only daughter, our only child, is studying over there," said Masur. "The timing is terrific and she gets to see this incredible wedding between Megan and Harry."

After the wedding, the couple will undertake a carriage procession from St. George's Chapel through Windsor Town, returning to Windsor Castle along the Long Walk.

People from around the world learned the week of April 10 if they would be among the 2,640 people at Windsor Castle for the wedding. The invitations printed in gold ink on a machine from the 1930s were issued in the name of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on March 22.

600 guests were invited to the ceremony itself, another 2,640 were invited to the castle's grounds for the event. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle asked Lord Lieutenants to invite 1,200 people to join the fun, including young people who have either shown leadership or served their communities. Thousands more are expected to crowd the streets of Windsor in hopes of seeing the happy couple, including McCamish.

CBS News begins coverage on WVLT at 4 a.m. ET, and hosts Gayle King and Kevin Frazier, along with royal contributor Tina Brown, will report live from London. The wedding ceremony has been planned to begin at St. George's Chapel at 7 a.m. ET.

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