Photos: Royal couple to receive well wishes from DC-area residents

Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle and the couple will be getting some special well wishes from residents in the D.C. area. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle and the couple will be getting some special well wishes from residents in the D.C. area. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
At the British Embassy in D.C. on Saturday, visitors got the chance to write congratulation notes to the royal couple. Above, Theresa Rodriguez submits her note to the royal couple. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
The British Embassy in D.C. hosted its annual EU Open House Day on Saturday–the one day a year the embassy is open to the public. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
The line to get into the embassy for the open house was much longer than in years past. ”I’ve never seen lines quite like this,” said Sir Kim Darroch, British Ambassador to the U.S. He said it was his third year in attendance. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Darroch said that before he came to the U.S., people would tell him how enthusiastic Americans were about the British Royal family. “You have to be here to quite feel the level of enthusiasm,” he said. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Norma Valentini from Germantown, Maryland, said she has always wanted to see the British Embassy, but she made sure to make it to the open house this year in light of the upcoming wedding. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)  
Besides enjoying the beautiful gardens and the stately mansion, she said she “wanted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.” (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)  
Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders were at the embassy as well. The Eagles will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in London’s Wembley Stadium next season. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
The drum line for the Philadelphia Eagles were at the embassy as well. The Eagles will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in London’s Wembley Stadium next season. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
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Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle and the couple will be getting some special well wishes from residents in the D.C. area. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)

WASHINGTON — The excitement is continuing to grow for the British Royal Wedding set for next Saturday. Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle and the couple will be getting some special well wishes from residents in the D.C. area.

The British Embassy in D.C. hosted its annual EU Open House Day on Saturday–the one day a year the embassy is open to the public.

Visitors got the chance to write notes of congratulations to the royal couple.

Sir Kim Darroch, British Ambassador to the U.S. said the notes will be delivered to Kensington Palace at the end of the day.

The line to get into the embassy for the open house was much longer than in years past.

”I’ve never seen lines quite like this,” said Darroch, who said it was his third year in attendance.

Darroch said that before he came to the U.S., people would tell him how enthusiastic Americans were about the British Royal family. “You have to be here to quite feel the level of enthusiasm,” he said.

Norma Valentini from Germantown, Maryland, said she has always wanted to see the British Embassy, but she made sure to make it to the open house this year in light of the upcoming wedding.

Besides enjoying the beautiful gardens and the stately mansion, she said she “wanted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.”

Theresa Rodriguez from Northwest D.C. also came to the embassy because of the upcoming wedding.

“They make an awesome couple,” said Rodriguez. “I know it would be an awesome day because there’s a wedding.”

When asked why she thinks royal weddings make people happy, she answered that it makes people think that there’s really a fairy tale, that “there’s forever.”

With British royalty marrying an American this year, Darroch said millions of people will be tuning in to the wedding on TV.

So where does a royal couple go for their honeymoon?

“Think this is kept fairly secret,” Darroch said. “But I’m sure they will have the opportunity to enjoy themselves together.”


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