NOTL getting ready for the royal wedding
When Prince Harry makes Meghan Markle his wife on Saturday, people around the world will be tuning in to watch it live on TV.
In Niagara-on-the-Lake, there are several viewing parties planned to mark the nuptials. Vintage Hotels’ Prince of Wales Hotel will be hosting a Royal Wedding Breakfast in its Drawing Room.
While the 6:30 a.m. start time may seem a little early for some people on this side of the pond, it’s clearly not for the sold-out crowd heading to the Prince of Wales. The event will feature a breakfast buffet with British trimmings, including a lemon elderflower cake — the same type of cake Prince Harry and Meghan will have at their wedding.
For people looking to mark the occasion a little later in the day, Southbrook Vineyards will be hosting a Royal High Tea Celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Guests will be able to indulge in delicious treats, while being encouraged to dress their best — there will be prizes for best bling, bag, shoes and more.
Tickets are still available for the Saturday event at the Niagara Stone Road winery. Admission for two is $44.95 plus tax and includes a bottle of bubbly to share, tea, biscuits and crumpets.
Niagara Parks will mark the Royal Wedding by lighting the falls purple on Saturday evening, from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., to honour the newlyweds.
The wedding is Saturday morning in St. George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The ceremony, which is set for noon. (or 6 a.m. Eastern Daylight
Time), will be followed by a carriage procession and two receptions.
Ayah Doumani, a hostess at Prince of Wales Hotel, is ready to lift a teacup in honour of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.