On Saturday May 19, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will enter holy matrimony while 2,640 members of the public invited onto the grounds of Windsor Castle and much of the world look on. In case you mislaid your invitation to the royal nuptials, here’s a replacement.
On the morning of the 19th, The Shakespeare in Midtown will feature a royal wedding watching breakfast gala — and you’re invited. They’ve even reserved a front-row seat for you via large screen TVs strategically placed throughout the restaurant.
Upon arrival, celebrants will be greeted with a mimosa and a house-made sausage roll, the British savory staple that will be handed out to those on the castle grounds.
Then, while watching the couple exchange oaths, feast on some of their favorite dishes. Among the offerings, you will find kedgeree (smoked Finnan haddie with turmeric-and-saffron rice pilaf in a curry sauce accompanied by hard cooked egg) and Scotch woodcock (toasted crumpet, white anchovy butter, scrambled egg, and fried bread).
Naturally a full English breakfast consisting of bangers, loin bacon, black pudding, baked beans, grilled tomato, portobello mushroom, and fried bread will be on hand.
Regardless of what you order, be sure to save room for a slice of the royal wedding cake — lemon elderflower with buttercream icing. The festivities will also include with a toast to the royal couple featuring Chapel Down, the English sparkling wine that reportedly will be poured at the newlyweds’ evening reception hosted by Prince Charles.
Doors will open at 6 a.m. The event will conclude at the end of the live broadcast of the festivities, which is anticipated to be 8:30 to 9 a.m.
Tickets are $70 each and may be purchased here.
The Shakespeare, 24 E. 39th Street, bet. Madison Ave. and Park Avenue South, 646-837-6779.