TORONTO — It was all evening wear and fascinators as a crowd of Toronto’s most dedicated monarchists gathered for a breakfast feast event at the King Edward Hotel, Friday April 29. The occasion was, of course, the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.
Hosted in the appropriately named Sovereign Ballroom, the hotel’s chef Daniel Schick spared no expense in the preparation of his take on the full English breakfast, while a custom-designed blend of Wedding Celebration Tea was served in honour of the regal affair.
The 5 a.m. start didn’t hamper the mood of the capacity crowd, who awed and swooned at the pomp and circumstance, displayed on two large screens at either end of the opulent ballroom, then laughed cried and, for “God Save the Queen,” stood and sang along with those at London’s Westminster Abbey.
But it doesn’t end there: the King Eddy also hosted a special Royal Afternoon tea during the afternoon of the big day, as wedding coverage was re-aired during the traditional service.