Celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding at Fairmont Palliser's royal afternoon tea

Chef Eraj Jayawickreme from the Palliser joins Global Calgary with details on the Royal Afternoon Tea and the Royal Wedding Brunch that are inspired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Saturday wedding.

Fascinator? Check.

Tuxedo? Check.

Fancy place to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding on Saturday? Don’t worry, I’m here for you.

The Fairmont Palliser has a royal wedding afternoon tea menu and a Little Royals afternoon tea menu that runs until Aug. 15.

“The highlight of the menu has to be the lemon cake with elderflower – created and inspired by the couple’s actual wedding cake and topped with edible gold,” the menu states.

Seating times are daily between 12 and 4 p.m.

Royal watcher and expert Susan Catto chatted with me about the wedding and said while this wedding isn’t as important as the Prince William and Kate Middleton April 2011 wedding, many Canadians love a good royal fairytale.

“It’s not a state occasion and the difference is that in the Prince William wedding, you did see heads of state from the world invited to this and, certainly, that was a wedding that has ramifications for the Commonwealth because William is the future king and Kate is the future queen”, said the head publisher of Travelzoo Canada.

“Prince Harry is now down to sixth in the line of succession so there’s really not as much official need to pay attention. However, there is a huge personal interest in the wedding among people in North America that might not have been there for William and Kate because Meghan is a television star and has been living in Canada so we care about her and is an American so they care about her there.”

“She’s incredibly modern and so different from any other royal bride so I think you’ll see people who didn’t tune into William and Kate’s wedding tuning into this one,” Catto told me.

If you’re going to be in Banff for the long weekend, the Fairmont Banff Springs also has a royal wedding tea.

Darren McGrady, the former chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Princes William and Harry, and Diana, Princess of Wales, has designed a menu that the royal family loves, including Harry’s favourite, a caramel biscuit cake.

The tea takes place Saturday, Sunday and May 26 and 27.

Reserve a table by calling 403-762-6860 or by reserving online HERE.

If you’re wondering what to wear to the Fairmont events or any other royal weekend festivities, here are some royal rules:

  • Members of the royal family must wear only clear or neutral nail polish colours. Hot pink is neutral, right?
  • Women are required to cover their shoulders and hemlines must be below the knee. What – no blouse suggestions?
  • Women are expected to accessorize with headwear. Grab a fascinator! Doesn’t this sound like an orthodontic appliance? I had one I never wore called the Bionator!
NAILED IT. Royal wedding fashion rules dictate I must have a fascinator and my shoulders be covered. What better way to cover shoulders than good ol' Canadian hockey shoulder pads?

NAILED IT. Royal wedding fashion rules dictate I must have a fascinator and my shoulders be covered. What better way to cover shoulders than good ol' Canadian hockey shoulder pads?

Photo by Sarah Crosbie

Harry & Meghan: Their Love Story airs Saturday at 2:30 a.m. on ET Canada and will be followed by Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding at 3:30 a.m.

Global National is also broadcasting live on location from Windsor, England, every evening through Saturday. – Sarah

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