First of all, many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy, a new addition to the Royal family, to be closely followed by another addition by marriage in less than a month’s time.
The Royal wedding is fast approaching; at the time of writing this there is less than 4 weeks before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married at the royal Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19th.
while most of us will be watching from our sofas the elite few who are in the royal inner circle, will have been made aware of a wedding gift list, whereas the couple have asked for donations to non-profit charities from the rest of the 600 or so invited to the celebrations.
After the ceremony the Bride and Groom will leave Windsor castle for a carriage ride through Windsor while the congregation await the happy couple in St George’s Hall, for the first of two receptions.
The first, more formal afternoon reception for some 600 guests, will be hosted by the Queen. The 180-ft long room, traditionally used for state banquets, seats up to 162 people and was redesigned in a modern Gothic style – with walls lined with suits of armour – following the fire at the castle in 1992.
The second evening reception, for 200 close friends and family, will be thrown at Frogmore House by the Prince of Wales.
Standing about half a mile south of Windsor Castle in Windsor Home Park, Frogmore House has been a Royal Residence since 1792.
We here at Richmond Kettles think that one of our tea kettles would make a wonderful wedding gift, or a copper tea kettle for a copper anniversary- seven years for those that didn’t know, so if there were any ‘itches’ then perhaps they could be discussed with a great tasting cup of tea, made from a Richmond Kettle!