What Guests Ate at the Wedding of the Year
The royal wedding ceremony was followed by two receptions showcasing healthy produce from the English countryside.
Have you heard? After months of buildup, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married over the weekend during a majestic ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, instantly becoming the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. And once that was out of the way, the day became about nonstop celebrating.
Immediately following the beautiful ceremony, the Queen hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for the 600 wedding guests showcasing fresh and healthy seasonal produce from the English countryside. The veg-centric canapes included Grilled English Asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian Ham, Garden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs and Lemon Verbena, Heritage Tomato and Basil Tartare with Balsamic Pearls, Poached Free Range Chicken bound in a Lightly Spiced Yoghurt with Roasted Apricot, Roasted Vegetables and Shallot Jam, and Warm Asparagus Spears with Mozzarella and Sun-Blush Tomatoes.
Luncheon guests were also served a selection of bowl food, including Fricassee of Free Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young Leeks, and Pea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil and Parmesan Crisps.
That was of course followed by the gorgeous wedding cake - a lemon elderflower cake by Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes. There were also Champagne and Pistachio Macaroons, Orange Crème Brûlée Tartlets, and Miniature Rhubarb Crumble Tartlets. Pol Roger Brut Réserve Champagne (a favorite of the late Sir Winston Churchill), a selection of wines, and an apple elderflower mocktail.
After the luncheon, Meghan and Harry changed into sexy evening attire and moved on to their second party, hosted by Prince Charles, at the nearby Frogmore House. This was a more intimate, private reception and less is known about it (guests even had to give up their phones at the door!), but what we do know makes it sound incredibly fun.
There was also an organic sit-down dinner that apparently lasted from 7:30 to 10 pm. There was also a fun specialty cocktail, a drink called "When Harry Met Meghan,” made with ginger and rum (the ginger being a nod to the red-haired prince).
But that’s not all! Apparently after the evening reception and the fireworks there was yet another party! The Daily Mail reports many of those who were at the evening reception later returned to London and were spotted at the exclusive Chiltern Firehouse restaurant.
What a day!