WATCH: While most won’t make it to Windsor for the big day, there are many festivities taking place in B.C.’s Capital. Ceilidh Millar gives us a royal tour.
Alarm clocks are set, royal feasts are being prepared and newlywed cocktails are ready to be served in honour of the royal wedding.
If you’re looking to toast to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their big day, there are several royal festivities taking place around Victoria.
The Royal Commonwealth Society of Vancouver Island is hosting a sold-out breakfast buffet at the Union Club.
The event is expected to draw more than 100 people to watch the live broadcast of the wedding starting at 4:00 a.m. PST.
“The wedding is a unique opportunity to bring together people of all ages to celebrate the young love of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle,” said president David Spence of RCSVI. “It’s also an opportunity to build the relationship among those who believe the Commonwealth is important and the monarchy is important.”
The Fairmont Empress will also be hosting a royal tea with a menu tailored to the royal family.
“We have our Duchess Delight, which is our recreation of Meghan Markle’s favourite tea blend,” explained tea sommelier Christian Esling with the Fairmont Empress. “We also decided to make Prince Harry’s favourite dessert which is a banana caramel loaf.”
In the Q lounge, they’re serving up cocktails inspired by the royal couple’s favourite drinks.
The offerings include a Negroni, which is supposedly Markle’s preferred drink of choice.
The lounge is also serving up a club-style vodka Red Bull for the party prince.
Even Sidney is joining in on the celebration. There will be a Royal Wedding Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Shoal Centre. The event is proving popular and is now sold out.
If you’re taking part in any of the festivities, don’t forget your wedding attire!