Couple exchange vows in Windsor, Wisconsin same day as the royal wedding

Posted: 10:17 PM, May 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-19 09:05:03-04

As the royal wedding gets set to take place in Windsor, England, another couple will be exchanging their vows as well. But their wedding is 4,000 miles closer in Windsor, Wisconsin.

Now some people try to get clever when it comes to picking their wedding day choosing Valentines Day or New Year's Eve but one couple didn't realize what the buzz was about on their big day until a few weeks ago. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may be tying the knot on May 19 in Windsor, England, but so are Alex Hedstrom and Dr. Lacy Bindl.  Theirs is just down I-94 in Windsor, Wisconsin. 

"I didn't know the whole Windsor Castle thing until one of my bridesmaids told me," said Bindl.

"I feel like maybe they copied us," said Hedstrom.

Neither Bindl nor Hedstrom have any British ancestry. They can't even claim a royal name in the family. No Harry, Charles, William, Kate or even Camilia.

The couples also said since their budget isn't royal they are leaving the horse-drawn carriage and crowns out of their ceremony.

"I had to make distinct differences to get them here to Windsor, Wisconsin," said Bindl.

But despite that, there will be at least one almost royal on site, the bride.

"I'm practically a princess anyway so it doesn't matter," said Bindl.

"She definitely acts like a princess and I treat her like one," said her groom.

Bindl and Hedstrom will exchange their vows in the afternoon. While coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel starts right here on TODAY'S TMJ4 at 3:30 a.m.