Now that we've cried ALL the tears about the beautiful wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it's time to eat. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are headed to lunch with 600 guests, including familiar faces like Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, and James Cordon. The Lunchtime Reception, officially hosted by Her Majesty The Queen, is taking place at St. George's Hall in Windsor Castle, and Kensington Palace just shared the full menu.
As previously reported, guests are being served handheld food, since the full sit-down meal is not until tonight. The easy-to-eat bites include several classically British dishes, and have a healthy twist that definitely has Meghan's stamp on it. Here are the canapés guests are currently snacking on:
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
Poached Free Range Chicken bound in a Lightly Spiced Yoghurt with Roasted Apricot
Croquette of Confit Windsor Lamb, Roasted Vegetables and Shallot Jam
Warm Asparagus Spears with Mozzarella and Sun-Blush Tomatoes
As for the trendy bowl foods being passed around, the dishes are as follows:
Fricassee of Free Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young Leeks
Pea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil and Parmesan Crisps
Ten Hour Slow Roasted Windsor Pork Belly with Apple Compote and Crackling
Along with the royal couple's massive elderflower cake, there are three sweets on the menu this afternoon – Champagne and Pistachio Macaroons, Orange Crème Brûlée Tartlets, and Miniature Rhubarb Crumble Tartlets. Pol Roger Brut Réserve Champagne, a selection of wines, and an apple elderflower mocktail — made with the same elderflower syrup as used in the wedding cake! — will be served. Cheers to the newlyweds!
The wedding cake is to be served at the Reception. It was designed by Claire Ptak and features elderflower syrup made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham from the estate’s own elderflower trees, as well as a light sponge cake uniquely formulated for the couple. #royalweddingpic.twitter.com/kt5lE4tEn9