Brigit’s Bakery has created a selection of tempting treats for the B-Bus to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle:
Traditional English ‘finger’ sandwiches include egg mayonnaise and cress; cucumber; ham and mustard, and smoked salmon with cream cheese.
However, to pay tribute to Ms Markle’s American heritage, as well as to honour the diverse cuisine of Britain, we’ve added some California flair with avocado and crab and some British-Asian influence with spiced crackers.
Traditional sweet accompaniments can include a dazzling array of tarts, cakes, biscuits and pastries. The apple pie, brownies and cupcakes are for the American bride, while the lemon & elderflower are the couple’s wedding cake flavours – see what you think of our version!
Of course, we also have to toast the happy couple with a glass of bubbly!
DEBRETT’S GUIDE TO A ROYAL-TEA EXPERIENCE
- It is usual to serve a choice of two teas: one Indian (such as Assam) and one from China (such as Lapsang Souchong).
- If you are using loose leaf tea, filter the leaves through a strainer when you pour.
- Milk should be added after the tea. Historically, good quality china did not crack when pouring scalding hot tea first; if milk was poured first, one assumed the quality of the china was not up to snuff.
- Resist the temptation to point your little finger in the air when sipping from your cup.
THE SANDWICHES AND SWEETS
- ‘Finger’ sandwiches are eaten by hand rather than with a knife and fork.
- ‘ Scone’ is pronounced to rhyme with ‘gone’ and not with ‘throne’. Scones should be split in half by hand at the point where there is a natural groove. They are usually served with clotted cream and jam.
- Refrain from dunking biscuits or other sweets in your tea.
When is the Royal Wedding 2018?
Prince Harry to wed Meghan Markle on Saturday, 19 May 2018 at 12pm. The decision to marry on a Saturday goes against tradition. in the past, most royal weddings have taken place on a weekday. The Queen wed on a Thursday and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married on a Friday.
And, the Royal Wedding location is …
The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Queen has granted permission for the ceremony to be held in the place of worship, which seats approximately 800. Kensington Palace has stated that “approximately 600” guests will be in attendance at the wedding. This is a very small group in contrast to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who married in front of 1,900 guests.
The cake – a lemon elderflower bake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring – will be made by Violet Bakery’s Claire Ptak.
So, what’s the Royal Tea Bus Tour?
The Royal Tea Bus Tour is a unique experience to celebrate the Royal Marriage of Harry and Meghan. B Bakery has partnered with Debrett’s to bring you the ultimate royal etiquette experience. Probably the best thing is that you will learn how to eat your afternoon tea like princess-to-be, Meghan Markle!