Tulsa businesses expect sales to boom as they prepare for royal wedding

Posted at 5:54 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 05:05:55-04

TULSA, Okla. -- Windsor Castle is more than 4500 miles away, but Tulsans are getting ready to toast the royal couple with British tea and pastries prepared in town.

Euro-Mart is stocking up on English favorites, and they expect business to boom this weekend. Owners also plan to serve tea and chocolates to hundred gathering to watch the celebration at Circle Cinema Saturday morning.

"With Harry and Meghan it seems like the interest is more and I think it's because people know Meghan Markle more from being an actress here in the United States," Euro-Mart owner Gary Copper said.

Euro-Mart noticed a spike in business with the last royal wedding as well.

"These are the sons of Princess Diana, which a lot of people loved very much. Everyone I believe, all around the world wants her two boys to be happy," Copper said.

Betty Southard is from Liverpool originally and will cater to English pies, sausage rolls, and puff pastries at the movie theater. The White Lion Pub owner said she's constantly surprised by America's fascination with the Royals.

"We don't realize how much you all enjoy the traditional royal family. It's interesting talking to people because it's part of our tradition and we don't think as much about it but you're very much into what's going on in England," Southard said.

The Brit said as the royal culture is changing, interest only grows.

"Times have changed, the queen has changed. It used to be that one could not marry a divorcee," Southard said.

Circle Cinema will begin the festivities around 5 a.m. on Saturday. At this point, they expect at least 200 people.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook