Although I am a long time New York resident, I still have a lot of love for my home town, Windsor. As soon as I heard the date of the Royal Wedding, I booked a flight. My mum is a huge fan of the Royal Family, and she started anticipating the wedding from the moment the date was announced.
As we walked around Windsor the day before the wedding, I couldn't help feeling uplifted by the happy fans waiting to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.
Joseph Afrane from Battersea in London had already been in his spot two days on the day before the wedding.
"I love it," he said. "I love the Royal Family. They support charities. The support everyone. They're doing a good job. I have to support them."
Wendy Cox and Anne Hall came from Yorkshire to claim their spot the day before the wedding.
"We've done it since Charles married Diana. We have to support Harry," Wendy said. "This might be our last one."
This lady from New Orleans said she came for Harry.
"I came for William too. And the Jubilee. Harry's getting married! I've got to be here for Harry!"
Sharon McKewan picked a prime spot outside the castle to wait overnight.
"It's exciting," she said. "It's the first time for a wedding like this in the Royal Family. Meghan is mixed race. This will unite people and bring everyone together."
Two wedding parties came out of the Guild Hall outside the Windsor Castle. The crowd cheered them.
"Everyone is so happy and nice," my mum said. "It's lovely to be out in this atmosphere."
Two strangers gave free flags to my mum, and she tried a slice of lemon and elderflower cake, which the tea shop outside the castle said was just like the one that will be served at the wedding.
The Long Walk was lined with drawings, mostly by local children. Fans waited in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the happy couple, and some were lucky enough to meet Harry and William.
I don't know how much we will see of the wedding tomorrow, and I don't know what makes this wedding so different from any other wedding, nor why so many people feel connected to this couple they don't know. But I know that a lot of people are delighting in the wonderful distraction of all this pomp and splendour.