The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton promises to be the ceremony of the century, and Anglophiles who failed to receive a gold-embossed invitation to the I do’s at Westminster Abbey can celebrate the auspicious date at one of the crown jewels of British accommodation, The Ritz London.
Awarded the honor of a Royal Warrant by The Prince of Wales, The Ritz has played a prominent role in the lives of royalty since opening its doors in 1906. The Duke of Windsor once dined and danced in The Palm Court and the high end hotel held a celebration for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to mark her 80th birthday, and now this portal to a prestigious past will look forward to a bright future for the second in line to the throne and his bride with the most quintessential of English experiences– Afternoon Tea at The Ritz.
In The Palm Court patrons will enjoy pastries, scones and finger sandwiches served among swathes of pastel hues and 24 carat gold leaf as they witness the royal wedding on screens streaming the happy occasion throughout the day.
A commemorative souvenir menu and an exclusive limited edition chocolate heart emblazoned with the initials of the couple saying I do are included in the Afternoon Tea price of GBP 50 per person (approximately US $81.)
Wedding watchers can also enjoy a taste of the good life by booking a Royal Wedding Brunch at The Ritz Restaurant, which recently garnered 3 Rosettes by the AA of Culinary Excellence. Served between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm, diners can view the royal couple’s exchange vows on screens streaming the ceremony while savoring epicurean creations from themed food stations which will feature a selection of hot and cold dishes. An outdoor grill on the terrace will also be at the ready if the April weather allows.
The price for The Royal Wedding Brunch at The Ritz Restaurant–from GBP 150 (approximately US $244) per person– includes a glass of champagne for toasts to the royal newlyweds, a commemorative souvenir menu, and an exclusive limited edition keepsake embroidered with Prince William’s a Catherine Middleton’s initials and the date of their I do’s.
For a truly regal experience, romantics in London for the royal wedding can book the Monarchy & Matrimony program. Priced from GBP 1,460 (approximately US $2375 excluding VAT) the package is available for guests who check in on April 28th or April 29th, 2011, and includes:
- Two nights accommodation in a Louis XVI inspired room.
- Flowers, fresh fruit and a bottle of Champagne in-room on arrival.
- Royal Wedding Brunch in The Ritz Restaurant, with live coverage of the Royal wedding playing throughout.
- A unique and exclusive limited edition commemorative gift.
- English breakfast each morning.
For more information:
- visit www.theritzlondon.com
Photo Credit: The Ritz London