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Fit-for-Royalty Food Pairings for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Three recipes to pair with two broadcasts of the Royal Wedding .

January 12, 2018

Watching the Royal Wedding at home? Don’t feel bad; world leaders couldn’t even secure invitations to the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the nuptials in style. Throw your own party in honor of the royal couple at home and enjoy British food while you watch! 

Here’s how to host a British tea, fit for a queen, while you watch the Royal Wedding. Don’t forget, you have two chances to watch while you eat.

KCTS 9 will air the Royal Wedding live Saturday, May 19, from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and rebroadcast it during primetime from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Ginger-pumpkin scones 

Kick off your tea party with a teatime staple: scones. Bake these ginger-pumpkin Scones and don’t forget your clotted cream, lemon curd and jam! Complement these bold flavors with a chai variety of tea.

Try this recipe for ginger-pumpkin scones

Pear & stilton tea sandwiches 

Pear and Stilton may seem like an unlikely combo, but so might a British prince and an American actress. These delicate sandwiches pair well with a cinnamon-inspired tea for a crisp flavor.

Try these delicate pear and stilton tea sandwiches

Cardamom Victoria sponge cake 

Mary Berry would agree that no tea is complete without a Victoria sponge cake. This cardamom Victoria sponge recipe is a twist an old English classic. Try this spice-cake with a citrus tea for a zesty flavor combination.

Try this classic British dessert recipe.


Caroline Gerdes

Caroline Gerdes is the social media specialist at Cascade Public Media and a New Orleanian living in Seattle. She was also a National Geographic Young Explorer — which is totally a real job title. She recently published her first book, An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward

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