The Queen is hosting a reception for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the cake is truly something to see
The reception will include the cutting of the wedding cake and speeches by The Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, and Meghan
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are finally married and, to celebrate this occasion, the Queen is giving a lunchtime reception at St George's Hall in Windsor Castle for around 600 guests. The guests will be tucking into some mouth-watering delicacies as the spread includes Scottish Langoustines wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Citrus Crème Fraiche, Grilled English Asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian Ham, Garden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs and Lemon Verbena, Heritage Tomato and Basil Tartare with Balsamic Pearls.
Guests will also be served a selection of bowl food featuring Fricassee of Free Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young Leeks, Pea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil and Parmesan Crisps, and an Hour Slow Roasted Windsor Pork Belly with Apple Compote and Crackling. Sweet canapés will also be served. Champagne and Pistachio Macaroons, Orange Crème Brûlée Tartlets, and Miniature Rhubarb Crumble Tartlets will also be served at the reception.
Lastly, one thing that will truly steal your heart is the wedding cake. Designed by Claire Ptak, the wedding cake features elderflower syrup which has been made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham. The syrup was made from the estate’s own elderflower trees.
The light sponge cake was formulated for the couple. The filling for the cake has been made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream. The cake is decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers like peonies and roses.
Coming to the drinks, guests will be served Pol Roger Brut Réserve Non-Vintage Champagne and a selection of wines. As for those who do not want to want to drink, a range of soft drinks will also be served, including an apple and elderflower mocktail. The mocktail will be made with the same elderflower syrup that has been used in the wedding cake. Guests will also have an option of Sandringham Cox's apple juice.
The reception will include the cutting of the wedding cake and speeches by The Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, and Meghan. The Duke of Cambridge, who is the Best Man, will act as compere for the reception. It is believed that Meghan will be changing her wedding dress for the event.