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Celebrate the Royal Couple, Locally

Can't make it to Westminster Abbey? Try these Old Town Alexandria celebrations from tiaras and jewelry to fish and chips and gin and tonics.

Celebrate the Royal Couple, Locally

Can’t make it to Westminster Abbey on time? Here’s some local ideas to toast the Royal Couple. 


Party Like A Princess at Mystique

is throwing a Princess Party to celebrate the impending nuptials of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Guests will don tiaras, adorn jewelry fit for a princess and toast the royal couple with champagne and cupcakes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The festivities kick off Mystique’s new offering of private Princess Parties, a unique way to celebrate an engagement, bridal shower, birthday or anniversary. The guest of honor, crowned Princess for the evening, will sip champagne, enjoy dessert and try on jewelry. Guests receive a special goodie bag and the Princess leaves with a piece of Mystique jewelry.

To RSVP to the April 28 event, visit: http://mystiqueprincess.eventbrite.com


Celebrate the Royal Wedding at Chadwick's

Watch coverage of the royal wedding festivities starting at 11:30 a.m. at  and enjoy specials on fish and chips and Beefeater gin and tonics. Beefeater and tonics will be $5 until 4 p.m. 


Toast the Royal Couple at Medieval Madness

Karla and Thomas, the Duke and the Duchess of Salem, will lead a grand toast of the Royal Couple at Medieval Madness at Renaissance Hall, 1121 King Street. Medieval Madness is a live feast set in the year 1415 in England. Ticket price is $49 per person, $39 for groups of eight or more, military tickets and over-65 tickets.  Tickets include a four course feast, three tankards of ale along with comedy and music.  The doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Friday and Saturday

Wedding Teas at the British Pantry

Old Town's is hosting special wedding teas during the week of the Royal Wedding at $25 per person.  A raffle will be held daily - each tea room patron will be entered to win a commemorative royal wedding gift. Seating is very limited, please book soon.

There are tea sittings daily at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The pantry also has a variety of Royal Wedding commemorative items for sale, including fine bone china teapots, plates, cup and saucers, mugs, trinket boxes and tea towels.

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