Photos: Royal Watch Party at the Frazier History Museum


by Amy Stallings/Kelsey Starks

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 7:42 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 29 at 12:31 PM

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Before dawn 110 people were gathered at the Frazier History Museum to witness history.

“It was worth getting up at 3:30 this morning,” said Susie Aman, donning a hat and dress for the occasion.  “Watching it in your PJ’s may be okay, but to have all these people around you it’s more like a celebration.”

They were all celebrating the pomp and circumstance, the tradition and of course, the fashion.

“[My favorite part] was to see her the first time when she got out of the car,” said Susie Aman.  Ladies

“It’s just a fun way to celebrate with friends and experience it,” says Melody Schenk, who was watching intently.  “It's a modern day fairy tale; probably the closest thing we'll come to it.”

Among the guests at the Frazier Museum, the Chairman of the Royal Armories, Ann Green, who was just recently named one of the commanders of the British Empire by Prince Charles himself.

“To come out of the hotel at 4:30 and to see people all dressed up in their finery to watch the wedding is amazing,” says Green.  “It is the wedding of the future King and Queen of England so you can’t get away from that.”

The Frazier History Museum is the only place outside the United Kingdom where you can see the full collection of British Royal Armories.

“We have tradition going back hundreds of years,” says Jon Hammond-Booth, a trustee of the British Royal Armories who attended the party.  “What we’ve seen on Friday – the pomp and circumstance – it’s a tradition going back so long.  We’re all very proud of that.”

For more information about events at the Frazier History Museum, click here.