Locals celebrate royal wedding at Pooler's Pie Society

POOLER, GA (WTOC) - As thousands celebrated the royal wedding in the United Kingdom, people in Chatham County took to British-run Pie Society to indulge in British traditions to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

People in Pooler celebrated the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex with traditional tea and treats prepared by the British bakers at Pie Society.

Savannah resident Pat Straw was at the bakery to join a friend in high tea, a British ritual steeped in tradition.

Straw hails from Leicester, England, but has lived in Savannah for about 10 years. Like many, she woke up early to see the prince and pilot marry the American actress.

"Harry, you know he was always involved in the military," Straw said. "I watch Suits all the time, which is the program, so when he said they were dating, I thought 'Oh my word! This is awesome!'"

Straw and her friend enjoyed scones and shortbread, quiche and a take on Harry and Meghan's lemon elderflower cake to honor the couple, the day and the woman who wasn't there to witness the ceremony.

"I think it's a special day, and they are an awesome couple," said Straw. "They really are. She's gorgeous. He's just as handsome, and I think, to me when I look at him, he reminds me of his mom. He's kind of tender, sweet. He's very kind, and you can see that in him, you know? And she was just like that. I just think it's a very very special day."

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