Fast-forward to the wedding. Prince William looked dashing in his red uniform, and Kate Middleton was beautiful in her "16th Century"-style gown. But I must say that I really loved the women's hats. We just don't do hats here like the British do. In fact, the hats out-shone the dresses. 2 young women arrived, one of whom wore a hat that I just could not figure out. It looked like a large pink branding iron fashioned into a plastic ribbon. But I think I get it. Unlike our Academy Awards' red carpet, where everyone talks about whose gown was the most creative or unique, in England, women express their individuality with their hats. I wonder if (hope?) this fashion trend will find its way to our shores.
I did some research and found out what was served at the 650-person Royal reception at Buckingham Palace. There was champagne, wedding cake and "2-bite appetizers" (or canapes), consisting of mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish cream, bubble-and-squeak confit with lamb shoulder, smoked salmon, herbed crepes, and cornish pasties. Later an evening meal was served to 300 guests that included crab followed by lamb. Salut and congratulations to the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!
Until next time, happy and healthy eating!!