ROYAL WEDDING: A Controversial meal for a wedding since not everyone likes it, was served

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ROYAL WEDDING: A Controversial meal for a wedding since not everyone likes it, was served

Kate Middleton and Prince William wedding: Couple served THIS controversial food to guests

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William wed in 2011 with most details of their reception kept secret. But their wedding reception dinner menu has been revealed, and the couple made an unusual choice for their main course.


The food Kate Middleton, 35, and Prince William, 35, served to their guests has become public knowledge thanks to a copy of their wedding menu being auctioned off.

The evening meal was served to 300 of their closest family and friends in the Buckingham Palace ballroom.

An ornate menu card showed guests the food they would be enjoying, and one of those was auctioned off in 2015.

Anthony Gordon Lennox coached Duchess Kate ahead of her 2011 wedding to Prince William Photo (C) GETTY
Anthony Gordon Lennox coached Duchess Kate ahead of her 2011 wedding to Prince William Photo (C) GETTY

The royal couple chose a three course meal centred heavily on quality British produce, although they did pair each course with French wine.

For the starter, guests enjoyed “marinated South Ulst salmon, Lyme Bay crab and wild Hebridean langoustines” which was served with a “fresh herb salad”.

Kate Middleton and Prince William wedding The couple served an unusual food to guests Photo (C) WENN, GETTY IMAGES
Kate Middleton and Prince William wedding The couple served an unusual food to guests Photo (C) WENN, GETTY IMAGES

Lamb, a controversial meat for a wedding since not everyone likes it, was served for the main course.

The organic meat was accompanied with “Highgrove spring vegetables, English asparagus, Jersey Royal potatoes and sauce Windsor”.

Sauce Windsor is a mayonnaise based sauce, with egg, chives and onion.

Meghan Markle would carry a wedding bouquet containing myrtle, like every royal bride since Victoria Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Meghan Markle would carry a wedding bouquet containing myrtle, like every royal bride since Victoria Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Lamb, a controversial meat for a wedding since not everyone likes it, was served for the main course

And while the current trend for couples is to serve their wedding cake to guests in place of a dessert, Kate and William stuck with tradition and gave guests a separate pudding.

Kate Middleton Prince William wedding The couple served a menu filled with British produce Photo (C) WENN
Kate Middleton Prince William wedding The couple served a menu filled with British produce Photo (C) WENN

Lucky attendees were served a trio of desserts, including a “Berkshire honey ice cream, sherry trifle and chocolate parfait”.

This was all rounded off with coffee and fresh mint tea.

The menu design features Prince Charles’ heraldic badge of three white ostrich feathers emerging from a gold coronet.

Kate Middleton's gown for the wedding ceremony was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Photo (C) GETTY
Kate Middleton’s gown for the wedding ceremony was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Photo (C) GETTY

Many details of the Royal Wedding, which took place on the 29 April 2011, are still not known, but one element beamed around the world was Kate’s outfit.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a tiara for the first time for the occasion – royal women only wear a tiara once married.

She chose the Cartier Halo Tiara, purchased in 1936 as an anniversary gift from King George VI to his wife, Queen Elizabeth I (the Queen’s mother).

Kate Middleton had a second wedding dress on her big day Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Kate Middleton had a second wedding dress on her big day Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Encrusted with nearly 1000 diamonds, it was re-gifted to the Queen on her 18th birthday, who then lent it to Kate for her wedding day.

 Kate Middleton Prince William wedding The Duchess of Cambridge changed into a second dress Photo (C) GETTY
Kate Middleton Prince William wedding The Duchess of Cambridge changed into a second dress Photo (C) GETTY

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

Tags: Prince William, Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Duchess, Kate Wedding, Catherine Duchess, British Royals, Anniversary, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth II

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