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Celebrate the Royal Wedding in Edinburgh

09 May 2018

Whether you love the Royal Family, adore a fairytale wedding or are just a hopeless romantic, you can't deny that the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May is one of the most exciting events of the year. 

The pairing has captured the imagination of everyone in the UK and Edinburgh is no different - there's lots happening in the city to celebrate this very special occasion. Read on to find out how you can make the most of the royal wedding in Edinburgh...

Celebrate the royal wedding on board Britannia


Ocean Drive, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ

Celebrate the royal wedding on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. During the weekend of the royal wedding, Britannia's Royal Deck Tea Room will be serving a special menu featuring the Royal couple's favourite dishes. The set-price celebratory menu includes a roast chicken sandwich, inspired by Harry and Meghan's proposal dinner, a lemon and elderflower cake, based on their choice of wedding cake, and a negroni cocktail. The negroni is the bridge to be's favourite cocktail, made with gin, Vermouth Rosso and Campari, garnished with a swirl of orange peel. 

Complimentary chocolate delicacies will be on offer to visitors on the day, and to top off the celebrations on board, an extravagant wedding cake, designed and hand-crafted by The Royal Yacht Britannia’s Executive Pastry Chef Stephen Espouy, will go on display in The State Dining Room from 18-20 May.

Get your souvenirs at Romanes and Paterson

Romaine And Patterson Gifts

62 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DF

Remember the magic of the royal wedding forever with something special from Romanes and Paterson. Choose from a range of 18 tasteful items featuring the royal couple, from cup and saucer sets to commemorative places and teddy bears. 

Hop aboard Red Bus Bistro

Red Bus Bistro Afternoon Tea

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Red Bus Bistro are getting into the spirit of the royal wedding by dressing their buses specially for the occasion. They will also be serving quintessentially British afternoon tea which includes a glass of chilled Prosecco, handmade sandwich selections, traditional baked scones with freshly whipped cream, jam, and strawberry garnish, a selection of petit fours, sumptious Victoria sponge cakes, smoked salmon belinis, delicious mini quiches and unlimited tea and coffee.

You can also treat yourself to one of their fabulous gin cocktails, served in teapots with edible flowers for a tea party fit for a (future) Duchess!

Cut the cake at Cuckoo's Bakery

Cuckoos Royal Wedding Cake

150 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 5DQ

Didn't make the official royal wedding guest list? Never fear, because Cuckoo's Bakery are having an 'official' cake cutting ceremony of their own. At 10am on 19th May, they will be giving away free samples of the delicious lemon and elderflower wedding cake, so you too can raise your cake forks to the happy couple. 

Also from Monday 14th May they will have two royal wedding cupcakes in store, inspired by the royal couple themselves. Try the classically British lemon and elderflower cupcake, or the superstar American maple and bacon cupcake - the perfect pair to celebrate the special day. 

Celebrate with afternoon tea at Radisson Collection 

Radisson Collection Wedding Afternoon Tea

1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD

The five-star Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh is pleased to invite guests and locals alike to celebrate the wedding of the year this May. The hotel, located on the aptly named Royal Mile, will be serving a regal tea on Saturday 19th May in Epicurean whilst screening the royal wedding live.

Additionally, every day from 12th to 26th May guests can soak up wedding fever by enjoying a royal wedding inspired afternoon tea with quirky delicacies including chocolate crown jewels and top hat cupcakes.   

What better way to watch Harry and Meg ‘get wed’ than by sipping on Champagne and indulging in a royal wedding inspired tea bedside Edinburgh’s very own Royal Mile?

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