To celebrate the wedding of His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is delighted to launch the Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea and The Royal Celebration Experience.
The Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea takes its inspiration from the traditions of the British royal family and its soon-to-be princess, Ms. Meghan Markle. Presented in TĪNG restaurant and lounge, with stunning views of London’s most iconic landmarks, the tea features a delightful selection of botanical-themed cakes, scones, and freshly made sandwiches.
Marking Prince Harry’s intimate proposal over a home-cooked roast chicken and as every royal bouquet contains a sprig of myrtle to symbolize hope and love, a roast chicken and myrtle sandwich stars in the new menu. The myrtle tradition began in 1840 when HRH Queen Victoria married Prince Albert and has continued with the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding to Prince William six years ago.
Executive Pastry Chef Heather Kaniuk and her team have delicately crafted a selection of sweets, taking inspiration from flowers grown in the royal gardens. Stemming from HRH Queen Victoria’s love of violets (a symbol of modesty and fidelity), a cassis violet macaron features blackcurrant confiture and violet crème. The raspberry rose and lychee mousse is inspired by a silver-pink rose dating back to the 1950’s called the ‘Queen Elizabeth Rose’, named after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
The new caramelized apple and elderflower tart, the cherry blossom with chocolate and vanilla roulade and milk chocolate religieuse with Earl Grey tea and grapefruit compote, also raise a toast to the impending nuptials. The Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea is decorated with wonderfully pink peonies, Ms. Meghan Markle’s favorite flower.
More offerings at the property
To celebrate the occasion, guests can also relax and indulge in an overnight experience at the hotel. The Royal Celebration Experience overnight stay includes an overnight stay in a luxurious room or suite, in-room bottle of Champagne and macarons, the Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea for two complete with a Royal Celebration Cocktail for two served in TĪNG or GŎNG, along with the English Breakfast for two, served in TĪNG restaurant and lounge, and a Complimentary use of the Skypool and gym on level 52 overlooking central London, and complimentary WIFI.