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Windsor Castle to Windsor Court: Celebrating the Royal Family in New Orleans
Harry and Meghan are getting married, William and Kate had baby number three, and the Queen turned 92 – there’s no denying it’s a big year for the British royal family! For those who can’t make it across the pond to celebrate at Windsor Castle, the Crescent City is calling.
Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born April 23, just days shy of the queen’s actual birthday on April 21 (although she doesn’t officially celebrate until June 9). To commemorate the monarchy’s milestones throughout the summer, try the English tradition of afternoon tea – always a royal affair, and available every weekend in Windsor Court’s Le Salon. This fashionable pastime offers a selection of 26 loose-leaf tea varieties and an assortment of savory tea sandwiches and seasonal desserts.
In May, Windsor Court Hotel is celebrating the famous nuptials of Harry and Meghan with the Royal Wedding Weekend Getaway, exclusively available May 17-20, 2018. While experts estimate the royal wedding itself will cost half a million pounds, Windsor Court’s weekend getaway is available for only $51,918 – a tip of the crown to the official wedding date.
Windsor Court is no stranger to the British celebrity sect, from royals like Princess Ann to rockers like Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, the roster of glamorous guests is extensive. The lucky guests who book the hotel’s Royal Wedding Weekend Getaway will be immersed in star-studded style, with extravagant amenities including roundtrip, first-class airfare; four nights in the Presidential Suite; a $4,000 hotel credit for food, beverage and spa services; and a private, $5,000 shopping experience at Saks Fifth Avenue. Other package perks include a private luncheon and tour of M.S. Rau Antiques, a ladies’ hat-fitting at a premier local milliner, and a variety of take home gifts, including Waterford Wedding Crystal Toasting Flutes.
Guests seeking to commemorate the special occasion on a smaller scale can book reservations for the exclusive Royal Wedding Watch Party in Polo Club Lounge, complete with a British-inspired breakfast menu, bottomless mimosas, mid-morning tea service and sweet treats inspired by the couple’s official lemon elderflower wedding cake from Pastry Chef Clair Ptak, of London’s Violet Bakery.
Families who want to celebrate the happy couple with their kids can also celebrate that day with Royal Tea in Le Salon, A more regal take on the typical afternoon tea, the event will feature royal décor, including life-size, cardboard cutouts of Meghan, Harry and the Queen, plus miniature Victoria and lemon-elderflower cakes, and corgi-shaped cookies.