To celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London has launched the Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea and The Royal Celebration Experience. The Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea takes its inspiration from the traditions of the British royal family and its soon-to-be princess. Presented in TĪNG restaurant and lounge, with views of London’s most iconic landmarks, the tea offers a selection of botanical themed cakes, scones and freshly made sandwiches.
Alluding to Prince Harry’s proposal over a home-cooked roast chicken, and to every royal bouquet containing a sprig of myrtle to symbolize hope and love, a roast chicken and myrtle sandwich stars in the new menu. The myrtle tradition began in 1840 when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert and has continued with the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding to Prince William six years ago.
Executive pastry chef Heather Kaniuk and her team have crafted a selection of sweets, taking inspiration from flowers grown in the royal gardens. Stemming from Queen Victoria’s love of violets, a cassis violet macaron features blackcurrant confiture and violet crème. The raspberry, rose and lychee mousse is inspired by a silver-pink rose dating back to the 1950’s called the Queen Elizabeth Rose, named after Queen Elizabeth II.
To celebrate the occasion, guests can relax and indulge in The Royal Celebration Experience at the hotel. The overnight package includes:
- An overnight stay in a luxurious room or suite
- In-room bottle of Champagne and macarons
- Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea for two complete with a Royal Celebration Cocktail for two served in TĪNG or GŎNG
- English breakfast for two, served in TĪNG restaurant and lounge
- Complimentary use of the Skypool and gym on level 52 overlooking central London
- Complimentary WIFI
The Royal Celebration Experience is available until June 1, 2018 and is priced from approximately $794.