Royal fascination and fascinators hit Cayman

None were impervious to the royal wedding fever Saturday, as millions set their gaze on Windsor Castle to view the highly anticipated nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

While the festivities began early for those living across the pond – 6 a.m. local time – Cayman’s residents felt the excitement as well.

Those who slept in Saturday still had a chance to revel in the union of the Duke of Sussex and the new Duchess of Sussex.

To the backdrop of wedding footage replays, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s Seven regaled guests with a noon brunch, packed with British culinary delights, including Her Majesty’s Lobster, Caviar and Crumpet Benedict, bangers and mash, and Cornish pasties. Women in dazzling fascinator hats sipped champagne and royal “guards” with stuffed corgis circled the perimeter.

“Seven restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman celebrated the Royal Wedding with a magnificent brunch on Saturday,” said Marketing Communications Manager Maria Pineda.

“With an exquisite menu that featured British favorites such as London’s Fish and Chips, Beef Wellington, Bangers and Mash and more, guests enjoyed unlimited Moët & Chandon champagne while viewing the televised wedding that had taken place at Windsor earlier that morning.”

For those who still had not had their fix of the royal family, the Cayman Islands Sailing Club held a ball in the evening.

According to the Nielsen company, 29.2 million people alone tuned into the wedding from the United States.