On Friday, April 29, 2011, HRH Price William gets married to Miss Catherine (Kate) Middleton in what promises to be the Royal Wedding of the century. Of course, not everyone can manage to be at Westminster Abbey for said Royal Wedding, or in London or the U.K., for that matter.
For those who want to be present at the wedding without having to go all the way to London, there are luxury hotels in New York, Washington D.C. and Victoria, BC that are offering everything from a Royal Breakfast to a complete Royal Wedding experience and even expensive jewelry and an entire Royal Month.
The Palace Hotel, New York: Say ‘I Do’ to the Royal Wedding Sunrise Breakfast in the Drawing Room at The New York Palace on April 29, 2011.
Guests will view the ceremony on flatscreen TVs while enjoying a traditional English breakfast of scones with marmalade, scrambled eggs with Devonshire cream, and breakfast bangers. For more information, call (212) 303-7785.
Trump New York: The ‘Trump Royal Wedding Experience’ includes an overnight stay the night of April 28. On the morning of April 29, guests will view the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on oversized monitors and attend an exclusive breakfast at Three Michelin Star restaurant Jean Georges.
Enjoy delicacies like scrambled eggs and caviar and toast to the royal couple with sparkling mimosa. As a memento of the occasion, each guest will receive a piece of official Royal Wedding china commissioned by The Royal Collection. For more information, call (212) 299-1000.
The Chatwal New York: The “Ultimate Royal Wedding In Asprey Jewels” package offers a white glove champagne breakfast alongside a private viewing of the wedding ceremony from the comfort of a suite.
One guest per booking will receive an Asprey 18ct white gold feather shaped necklace with pavé diamonds valued at… $125,000. Cost of the package? $150,000 for four guests. So jewelry aside, the package will cost $25,000 for four.
Includes a three-night stay in a penthouse-level suite, chauffeured luxury car from the airport and use of the Chatwal town car for a private shopping experience, among other things.
For those who want to do this at a not-so-royal level, a similar package is available at more earthly prices, but with no jewelry and a stay in a junior suite for two. For more information, call (212) 764-6200.
Waldorf=Astoria, New York: Two packages are available in April in the hotel’s Royal Suite, former residence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. One of the packages, priced at $20,000, includes a custom British menu and a cocktail party for up to 40 guests. For more information, call (212) 355-3000.
The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, BC, Canada: April 2011 has been declared Royal Month at The Fairmont Empress. They have a Royal Pastry Apprentice on April 10, followed by all kinds of royal brunches and teas all the way upto and after the wedding.