We're under a week away people, a week away from THE ROYAL WEDDING! Do you know your plans? Are you looking for plans? Was your invitation lost in the mail? Do you want to gather with other "royals" to watch the magical occasion but don't know where to go? I've rounded up a list of local "Royal Gatherings" that are happening in the New England area that will put the sparkle in your tiara!
These are all happening Saturday, May 19th, 2018:
1) Royal Wedding Tea & Viewing Party at the Mandarin Oriental-Boston
At the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Boston from 11am-1pm guests are invited to start the morning off with a half hour rose' reception (Meghan's favorite) followed by a traditional Afternoon Tea service which includes: a choice of five natural loose leaf tea blends and a three-tiered pedestal adorned with an assortment of warm house made seasonal scones, delicate finger sandwiches, and wedding inspired pastries created by Pastry Chef Robert Differ.
Tickets: $88 each. Purchase- HERE
Location: 776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
2) A British Brunch, A Celebration of the Royal Wedding-Nantucket, MA
Celebrate the new princess Meghan Markle by dining at the Culinary Village on Jetties Beach in Nantucket with a variety of featured chefs catering the event. The event starts at 10am and goes till 1pm. Tea, British bubbles, wedding cake, and other featured dishes will be provided by these renowned chefs.
Tickets: $60 each. Purchase HERE
Location: Culinary Village, Jetties Beach, Nantucket, MA 02584
3) Royal Wedding: Live Viewing & Exquisite British Breakfast-Weekapaug Inn-Weekapaug, RI
Live in Rhode Island? Are you an early riser? This is the breakfast for you! Starting at 5:30am-6:30am is a British Breakfast featuring Lincolnshire sausage and Back bacon. Keeping with the theme, there will also be Bucks Fizz to drink, which is a British champagne cocktail.
Tickets: $65 per person. Call 888-565-5023 to make reservations. Visit HERE for more info.
Location: 25 Spray Rock Road, Westerly, RI 02891
4) Local Movie Theaters
Some local theaters in Massachusetts are hosting viewings of the royal wedding of Meghan Markle & Prince Harry. Instead of having a sit down breakfast, maybe a movie theatre is more your style. The viewings start at 10am on Saturday.
Tickets: $10 each
Locations: Fenway Stadium 13-Boston, AMC Assembly Row 12-Somerville, AMC Framingham 16, and Cinemark at Hampshire Mall-Hadley
5) Royal Wedding Breakfast at Jane Pickens Theater-Newport, RI
Celebrate the Royal Wedding between Meghan Markle & Prince Harry in Newport, RI. You can dress however you like from formal attire to even showing up in your PJs. The doors open at 6am, and the wedding ceremony starts on the big screen at 7am. Breakfast will be served. The menu includes: seasonal frittata, vegetable hash, baked goods, scones, muffins, coffee, and tea. They also have a cash bar for mimosas or bloody marys.
Tickets: $25. Purchase, HERE
Location: 49 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840
6) Host your own party!
Why not put on your own royal gathering if you have the space and time! There are a number of networks that will be broadcasting the wedding live. The networks include:
-CBS starting live coverage at 4am
-MSNBC with Joy Reid hosting, starting at 4am
-NBC with Savannha Guthrie & Hoda Kotb at 4:30am
-Fox with Ainsley Earhardt at 5am
-E! with Giuliana Rancic and the team at 5am
-ABC with the Good Morning America team at 5am
With the live streaming, you want to create a fun atmosphere to go along with it. Whether you purchase breakfast items at your local grocerer or make it homemade, make sure to have a variety of teas, scones, and muffins available in true British fashion! These are my own tips:
1) Tea, tea, and more time! Think tea party!
2) Dress accordingly. Think big hats, sundresses, florals, pastel colors.
3) Have scones & clotted cream. It's an english thing. It's a delicacy in England to have clotted cream.
4) Any decor with the Great Britain flag. That's always appropriate for celebrating the monarchy.
5) If you have a Corgie, bring it! (that was more of a joke but seriously if you have one...)
6) Incorporate some American swag as well because Meghan is American and we here in the United States are celebrating too!
For other tips, HERE are some suggestions.
I'm personally very excited about this Royal Wedding because Meghan is the most relatable to us here in America since she's one of us! It's like she makes us all think in our imaginations that we too can marry a royal prince and live happily ever after...we can dream and live vicariously through her. Meghan is a living Cinderella story. Well sort of...she was already an American actress doing well for herself but still, she wasn't born into royalty. She's as common as they get. Granted yes, Kate Middleton was considered a commoner but she was English and came from a wealthy family...Meghan is like the all American girl.
With that being said, the countdown is on! We are in the week of so make your plans accordingly and have a royally delightful time celebrating! I know I will!