One of London’s most style conscious hotels is continuing their vivacious legacy with an adorably witty tea service honoring the sixty year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. ‘Prêt-à-Portea- The Royal Collection’ is an off shoot of the Berkley’s Prêt-à-Portea service, which is aimed at those tea-goers who are so aesthetically fine-tuned that they simply cannot indulge in a teatime pastry unless it resembles the latest couture catwalk design from Milan.
‘The Royal Collection’ will be available from May 29th through June 9th 2012, and will includes cakes and cookies in the shape of The Royal Wedding’s guests’ handbags, hats and lavish accessories. The most notable treats include Princess Beatrice’s wildly ridiculous Philip Treacy hat, which has been recreated in miniature as a delectable praline profiterole. If you ever dreamt of swallowing Queen Elizabeth’s legendary 1953 coronation crown whole -- you are in luck -- as it has been recreated as a mouth-sized vanilla biscuit trimmed with pearl icing and sugar diamonds.
The Berkeley’s General Manager Klaus Kabelitz brimmed with excitement over the event, “It is most definitely an exciting year for London and we had to think of a unique way to pay tribute to the Queens’s Diamond Jubilee. Our fashion inspired afternoon tea has always been a favourite with visitors and Londoners alike and we felt this was the perfect way to join in the nationwide celebration in June. The Berkeley is only a stones-throw from Buckingham Palace and I will personally be making a celebratory afternoon tea delivery to mark this special occasion!’
This uniquely British couture tea service will only be at the Berkeley during the week of the Diamond Jubilee, and it is as a fabulous way to celebrate the Queen’s fashionable legacy. However while the event is luxurious, it is also affordable. Tickets are priced at t £36.50 per person, or £46.50 for a service topped off with a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne. Yet the most tailored ticket option is the £53.00 ticket which comes with a glass of couture champagne, which will undoubtedly tie the experience together as elegantly as Kate Middleton’s Cartier Halo Tiara tied together the glamor of her Alexander McQueen wedding dress.