The King’s coronation is just around the corner, with the celebrations taking place on Saturday 6 May. The bank holiday weekend will start with the official ceremony at Westminster Abbey, during which King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla are set to be crowned.
A coronation procession will follow the regal ceremony, with crowds being granted a glimpse of the royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony later that day. Queen Consort Camilla’s The Big Lunch campaign is encouraging celebratory street parties to take place on the Sunday, and there’s a concert happening during the evening as well.
For those looking to celebrate the royal event in style, coronation-themed afternoon teas are available at several London hotels and restaurants.
From a Highgrove-approved spread at The Rosebery to pastries created in honour of King Charles III at Royal Lancaster London and afternoon tea overlooking Buckingham Palace at The Rubens at the Palace, you’ll want to feast your eyes on these regal foodie treats.
Time for tea with Highgrove at The Rosebery, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
From 21 April to 14 May, guests are invited to tuck into coronation afternoon tea at The Rosebery, which is found within the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel. Created in partnership with Highgrove – the private residence of King Charles III and The Queen Consort – the regal spread is designed to mirror real treats eaten by royals and will be served alongside Highgrove organic teas. Aptly named dishes include The King’s coronation chicken and Clarence Court egg truffle sandwich, while there’s an ice cream lolly infused with Pimm’s for afterwards. Executive Pastry Chef Emmanuel Bonneau has created coronation-themed delights, including Duchy organic plum crumble, royal kilt Battenburg and signature afternoon strawberry bavarois, the King’s cypher. Those keen to raise a glass of fizz to toast the new King can also upgrade to the Bollinger or sparkling tea experience.
Traditional coronation afternoon tea at The Rosebery costs £95pp and guests can upgrade to His Majesty King Charles III special high tea for an extra £20.
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Coronation afternoon tea at Royal Lancaster London
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