On Saturday, May 19, the Mandarin Oriental will host a royal wedding viewing party as the Prince Henry of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle (of the United States). The special Royal Wedding Tea and Viewing Party asks ticketed guests to “don your fascinator or top hat and delight in a morning of British traditions” while watching live television coverage of the ceremony and festive events in the hotel’s Empress Lounge. The Union Jack flag will fly alongside Old Glory at the hotel and adorn the lounge, creating an atmosphere of celebration for the unity of the couple and their respective countries.

The royal tea includes specially selected teas, delicate finger sandwiches, traditional teacakes, scones, and a variety of preserves and sweets. When the bells at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle ring to signal the couple’s union, guests will raise a glass of sparkling wine to toast to the newlyweds. Royal wedding tea guests will also receive a traditional English wedding favor to enjoy at home.

The party will take place from 7 to 10 a.m. Reservations are required. More info can be found by calling the hotel at 202-787-6148 or visiting their website: www.mandarinoriental.com/washington.

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