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The Royal wedding: Afternoon tea at the Savoy

No matter that the Royal Wedding is taking place in Windsor, Londoners and visitors alike will have the opportunity to toast the happy couple, thanks to The Savoy. Having long been associated with the Royal Family, The Savoy will be celebrating the upcoming wedding between HRH Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle this May with a Royal Afternoon Tea and ‘The Royal Welcome’, a brand new cocktail created specially to mark this auspicious occasion.

Ever since that awkward moment in 1895 when their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, received two invitations to two luncheons at The Savoy on the same day, practically every member of the Royal Family has visited The Savoy in a private or public capacity at one time or another. For our present monarch, Her Majesty the Queen, and her family, The Savoy has become a familiar venue, ever since the days when as Princess Elizabeth, she and her sister, Princess Margaret came to the hotel to enjoy its nightly dinner, dancing and cabaret. More recently, HRH Prince Charles declared The Savoy officially (re)open on 2nd November 2010, after having been closed for almost three years for extensive refurbishment.

As part of this long-standing connection, The Savoy’s American Bar has a tradition of creating a new cocktail to mark each milestone in the royal family’s rich history. To celebrate the upcoming Royal Marriage, the American Bar has created ‘The Royal Welcome’, a light and aromatic blend of Italicus Rosolio di bergamotto, Bombay Sapphire gin, Champagne syrup, yuzu, peychauds bitters and English sparkling wine. Priced at £24.00, The Royal Welcome is available to order individually or as part of The Royal Flight, a collection of historical cocktails all created at The Savoy that span decades and recall some of the world’s most famous weddings.

Launched on Tuesday 1st May 2018 and starting at £68 per person, the Royal Afternoon Tea has been inspired by royal weddings past and present. Created by Executive Pastry Chef, Ludwig Hely, in collaboration with Susan Scott, The Savoy’s in-house archivist, the new Afternoon Tea menu will feature Her Majesty The Queen’s favourite cake of soft chocolate ganache, rich tea biscuits and rum-soaked raisins that is based on an authentic historic Royal recipe. Served alongside the cakes and sandwiches will be Tea for Heroes, an English Breakfast blend created for Terry Clark, an RAF veteran of the Battle of Britain and Rathfinny Wine Estate’s first vintage of Sussex Sparkling, which will be exclusively available at The Savoy to celebrate this remarkable Royal moment.

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