Royal wedding: high tea and big-screen viewing in KZN

2011-04-29 00:00

ROYAL wedding celebrations started early in Howick, with the residents of Amberglen retirement village hosting a tea party yesterday. The wedding-themed party saw two of the residents dressing up as a bride and groom and cupcakes decorated with a picture of the royal couple.

The hall at the Amberglen care centre was decorated with Union Jacks, balloons and pictures of previous royal couples, including Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The event, organised by the Care Centre Support Group at the retirement home, even featured a two-tier wedding cake. And to give it a South African feel the staff sang traditional Zulu wedding songs.

Today will see more celebrations across the city and surrounding areas as Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot. Amberglen will be showing the wedding on a big screen and serving tea. Nearby Amberfield will be hosting a royal tea party, also with a live screening of the wedding.

For anyone looking to make a day of it, the Oyster Box in Umhlanga will screen the wedding accompanied by a cocktail, breakfast, lunch and high tea.

Closer to home royal fans can have tea and scones while they watch the wedding at the Fern Hill Hotel. The hotel will start the broadcast at 10 am.

The Protea Hotel in Hilton will mark the event with Just Boutique and the Marriage Meander. High tea will be served with all proceeds going to Shepherd’s Keep for abandoned babies, and prizes will be given for the best dressed.

For more information, call:

Amberglen: 033 239 5997

Amberfield: 033 239 2548

The Oyster Box: 031 514 5000

Fern Hill Hotel: 033 330 5071

Just Boutique: 033 342 4984

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