People around the globe throw Royal Wedding parties and tune in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot

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From Bangkok to Los Angeles via Johanessberg and Christchurch, royal watchers around the world are attending parties to celebrate the wedding of Harry and Meghan.

Nearly 5,600 miles away in South Africa, organisers of a party for up to 5,000 people were putting the finishing touches to the decorations ahead of the ceremony.

 Royal fans attend a wedding party at The British Club in Bangkok, ThailandAFP or licensors Royal fans attend a wedding party at The British Club in Bangkok, Thailand

As well as the champagne, there were Union flag cupcakes and even bagpipe players.

Lize Millward, manager at 1Fox in Johannesburg, told the Press Association: "We are having a royal wedding screening, we have British flags all over the show.

"According to our Facebook, 9,200 people are interested in joining us today and we can do 5,000.

"People seem to like them because Harry is a really down-to-earth person, no chip on his shoulder and Meghan, being an actress, people have seen her on TV and are interested in her."

 Guests are led past a cardboard cutout of Meghan before English afternoon tea at The Rose Tree Cottage near Los Angeles in the build up to the royal weddingAFP or licensors Guests are led past a cardboard cutout of Meghan before English afternoon tea at The Rose Tree Cottage near Los Angeles in the build up to the royal wedding  American royal fans are treated to a traditional afternoon tea in CaliforniaAFP or licensors American royal fans are treated to a traditional afternoon tea in California  Art school students in Mumbai, India, create an extraorindary painting to commemorate the royal weddingReuters Art school students in Mumbai, India, create an extraorindary painting to commemorate the royal wedding  Workers in Mumba purchase a saree and Kurta, traditional Indian clothing, as gifts for Prince Harry and MeghanReuters Workers in Mumba purchase a saree and Kurta, traditional Indian clothing, as gifts for Prince Harry and Meghan

On Harry's passion for the continent, she added: "At least they think about Africa, he has visited here and William has too."

Meanwhile on the island of Ibiza, Stuart and Natalie Beckwith were opening early at the Queen Vic pub in Santa Eulalia.

"We've decked the place out with bunting, there are posters on the walls and we've got Pimm's and lemonade. We're keeping it British," said Stuart.

Originally from Northamptonshire, the couple have run the pub for more than 10 years and celebrated William's marriage to Kate in similar fashion seven years ago.

 People get dressed up and pose for photos in a Royal wedding themed pop-up bar in Washington, DCAFP or licensors People get dressed up and pose for photos in a Royal wedding themed pop-up bar in Washington, DC

Stuart  said: "All the Brits that are over here on holiday love the royal family and they want to watch it and celebrate.

"We want the Brits to know that even over here we still like to get involved."

Nearly 12,000 miles from Windsor Castle, revellers at the Pegasus Arms in Christchurch, New Zealand had an extravagant evening of celebration ahead of them.

"We've got an amazing wedding DJ who will be pumping out some romantic tunes, an awesome New Zealand comedian from Christchurch – Shay Horay – he'll be making an entrance at 8pm dressed as the Queen – with stuffed corgi," owner Alex Brackstone said.

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