Anglophiles far and wide are swooning in anticipation for May 19th, 2018, when His Royal Highness Prince Henry (“Harry”) of Wales will marry Southern California native Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. But one does not have to fly to England to properly celebrate the royal wedding. Crowell Public Library will honor the royal couple in style with a Royal Wedding Celebration Tea on Saturday May 12th 2018, at 3:30 pm. The menu includes tea served in delicate china cups, finger sandwiches, and scones. Participants can poise their pinkies just as they would at Claridge’s: all fancy attire and accessories such as hats, jewelry, gloves, and scarves are encouraged. And those who wear a fancy hat fit for the queen are welcome to enter the Fancy Hat Contest. After this fine British tradition of afternoon tea, attendees will have the opportunity to make their own fascinator and impress friends with their noble knowledge during the Royal Family Trivia Game.
Fifth in line to the throne, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s marriage will be the first one of its kind. The venue will change from the popular Westminster Abbey to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where they will nosh on lemon and elderflower cake instead of British fruit cake, and it is rumored Meghan’s bridal party will be slightly larger than Kate Middleton’s for her wedding in 2011. Individuals from all around the world look forward to celebrating the love, history, and tradition along with Harry and Meghan and their loved ones this May.
Registration for this Royal Wedding Celebration Tea is required as space is limited and will fill up quickly. Please note that this program is intended for adults only. Priority registration for San Marino residents is Saturday, April 28th – Monday, April 30th, 2018. Non Resident Registration begins Tuesday, May 1st.
Come to Crowell Library on Saturday May 12 to commemorate this historic occasion and have a spot of tea!