A Royal Brunch & High Tea

Hey all, I hope your weekend went well! Mine was pretty relaxed  and calm, just how I like my weekends 🙂

But there was one particular event that happened to fall on this weekend that I was excited to watch and that was the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex).

Want to know a quick fact about me? I am fascinated with royal families – especially the British Royal family. My fascination for royal families started when I was about 10 or 11 and learned about Princess Anastasia and the Romanovs.

Back to the present – I had been looking forward to this day since Harry and Meghan announced their engagement back in November.  Aren’t they just adorable?

My excitement was evident in the banner I put up the night before.

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I was up at 4am to catch the nuptials here in the US and I wasn’t disappointed.

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While watch the wedding I brewed a nice cup of English tea – fancy some cream with that Darling?

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To celebrate the wedding I whipped up  a spread of brunch fit for Royalty – an English Breakfast.

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To start off – I made Grapefruit Mimosas (the recipe is coming this Wednesday so keep a watch out).   Which of course requires popping a bottle of bubbly

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To set up my royal celebration brunch – I started off with frying some breakfast sausages.

I then whipped some fluffy cheesy eggs, warmed some baked beans, and made some toast with butter.

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Prepared a  fruit bowl of sliced kiwis, strawberries and blueberries.

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To complete the meal,  I took out my cute teapot and poured myself another cup of tea.

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While enjoying my breakfast I got rewatch some clips from the wedding earlier. The wedding was truly romantic and as corny as it sounds – everything fairytales are made of but with a dash of reality.

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Meghan’s dress was beautiful – simple, chic but elegant. I know people complained about how simple or “boring” her dress was. But I disagree. Though I do admit it took a while to grow on me.

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018

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Later on the afternoon, my sister and I worked on making a what is known as a real british tradition – a high tea.

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Our spread consisted of smoked salmon sandwiches (recipe here), cucumber dill sandwiches (recipe here), scones w/butter and jam made by my sister, petit fours, shortbread and fingernut cookies.

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Just look at that spread of food

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Delicious right?

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Did you get up early to watch the Royal Wedding? If so what were your favorite moments? Did you celebrate and how?

I’ll just leave the image of these two here

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See you wednesday!

~N

 

 

 

 

 

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