Royal Wedding Celebrations: From An-Tea Establishment to Drag Queens

How to celebrate the Royal Wedding... whether you care or not

I hate to admit that the Today Show is wearing me down. Where I once felt happy, if indifferent, about Will and Kate’s engagement, I now have learned every last detail of their upcoming nuptials via the Today Show’s endless coverage. And while I won’t be awake at 4 a.m. to watch Kate walk down the aisle (she’ll understand), I concede to a curiosity that I did not have before. What was in that garment bag? What do the body language experts say?

Wherever you are in the world, there are events geared toward your level of caring for tomorrow’s events. Just as there are outlets for the apathetic, there are events and dishes geared toward the hyper-enthusiastic in cities across the U.S. and the U.K. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/laurencehorton)

If you’ve caught Royal Wedding fever and want to celebrate the occasion with like-minded Brit-lovers, head to Cat N’ Fiddle in LA. Hosted by Brits in LA, Cat and the Fiddle will play host for the evening to the Royal Wedding Slumber Party and will hand out prizes to those who come in pyjamas and tiaras. Starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday evening, the restaurant promises a “proper British spread” and will also be screening the wedding on Friday with showings at noon, 4 p.m., and 8 p.m.

In London and feeling a bit nauseous from all the Royal Wedding hoopla? Head to the Metropolitan

Hotel for their An-tea Establishment afternoon tea

honoring another part of Britain’s long history — punk rock. With Quiche a la Fergie, made with chorizo and spinach, and a Sex Pistol-inspired cocktail, called God Save the Queen, this will be the sole place in London not buzzing with news of Kate’s hairdo. (Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Hotel, London)

When you wake up on Friday morning, look around, and see that you have not put on your black tie for the wedding at Westminster, your commute to work might seem a little lackluster. Head to Lyon Bouchon Moderne in the West Village for a viewing party with a full English breakfast served with Champagne and a selection of British beers available from 6 a.m.

If Kate and Will’s nuptials have inspired a whole new appreciation for Queens, make your way to the Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club in Chicago for a Royal Wedding Night to remember. Friday, April 29 from 7 p.m., stop by for a martini, recorded wedding footage, and live performances from (drag) Queen Diva Kathryn Cole. For $30 per person, you can enjoy a three-course menu, while bartenders will be mixing drinks like the “Put a Ring on It” martini.


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