TO prepares for a royal celebration
Across the pond, everything seems to be in order for Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day. The church pews are polished, the carriage wheels are oiled and the Westminster choir is in tune. But... if you're not one of the thousand or so guests who've been invited to the royal union, don't worry. There are plenty of ways to toast the couple in this city:
-- Over at Cynthia Findlay's Toronto Antiques on King, she's hosting an afternoon tea beginning at 4 pm, complete with homemade sandwiches and a special memento to mark the occasion: a replica of Princess Diana's and now Kate Middleton's, famous dsapphire and diamond engagement ring. Half of the proceeds are going to the Children's Wish Foundation. More details here .
-- If afternoon tea isn't quite your thing, then how about a traditional British meal? That's what's on offer at the Queen Mother Cafe. We spoke with Andre Rosenbaum, one of the owners of the cafe.Tomorrow, they're offering a selection of British entrees for lunch and dinner. You can see their menu here.
-- The Windsor Arms Hotel is offering something special, beginning early tomorrow morning. Owner George Friedmann told us about their special breakfast, complete with a gift from Royal Doulton,to celebrate The Royal Wedding. You can find out more here.
== And of course, the CBC is also hosting its own party, right here in The Broadcasting Centre's Atrium.We're providing free tea and scones. And if you wear a bridal gown, bridesmaid dress or hat, you may be eligible to win a prize.