On 29th April the Royal Wedding is taking place in London, England. The nation is waiting with bated breath to see which dress designer Prince William’s bride Kate – or Catherine as she will now be known – has chosen. But equally of interest on the day will be the outfits worn by the much-envied Wedding guests.
It’s highly likely that, what with the heatwave in London at the moment and the popularity of grown-up florals this season, a bouquet of refreshing, demure Spring-like dresses will be making an appearance. (Brollies at the ready, though, for the expected drizzle!)
For Royal enthusiasts, aka commoners without invites, there are a smattering of quirky events to offer across the capital…
The day before the Wedding, Maiden, a boutique in vibrant Shoreditch, and cult cake baker Miss Cakehead are putting on a ‘Will and Cake’ shop. Stock up on fun, patriotic treats such as Union Jack cupcakes and Wedding-themed cake pops by Molly Bakes.
Department store Harvey Nichols is offering a quintessential Royal Tea complete with sandwiches, cakes and scones for £30, which also includes the keepsake of a humorous mug. Just the ticket after a day of shopping! We reckon booking well in advance is essential.
Meanwhile at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the evening of 29th April visitors are invited to say ‘I Do’ to a Royal Wedding experience with a difference – this one is Victorian themed. Based around the celebrations of Edward VII and Alexandra’s 1863 wedding there will be bunting, sing-a-longs and trifle as well as Wedding snaps to pose for.
But for those wanting to make an irreverent statement, there’s the An-Tea Establishment Afternoon Tea experience at the Met bar. Enjoy Sex Pistols inspired cocktails, ‘quiche a la fergie’, rhubarb & custard cupcakes and organic compote roly-poly. God save the Queen!