Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Tea Party

Do you know how hard it is to persuade an American to eat a biscuit called a 'digestive'? It was much easier to hand out the champagne.

On the way to school on Friday morning a tiara-bedecked Anna asked 'but why is this important?' - which to be fair was a good question. So I explained to her that she is half British, and that her future King had got married that morning. I told her that Britain was one of the oldest monarchys in the world, and contained the most famous Kings and Queens of history. I said that this was a day to be proud to be British - even half British - to be proud of our heritage. We talked about her being a quarter Danish, a little bit German, a little bit Irish, and half British, but mostly American.

She thought about it for a while and then said 'people can have a lot of halves, can't they?'.

Yes, that is a telephone-box cake stand.

 And just to remain truly humble to the occasion I will admit that this was the first time I realized that the Queen doesn't sing our National Anthem, 'God Save The Queen'. When they were panning across the congregation in Westminster Abbey, there she was tight-lipped and silent. 'Wow, she's not singing' I said. To which LK replied 'well, duh'.


Almost American said...

I remember someone commenting to me that they'd noticed that the King of Jordan didn't sing the US national anthem when everyone else did at his kid's American prep school graduation - well, duh, it's not HIS national anthem and he IS the king of another country!

Jane/WTKnits said...

Salivating at your display of chocolate digestives and party rings! Don't let my Handy Husband see those Bakewell tarts either!

radmegan said...

I love this!! By the way, I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger award- Thanks for being so fun to read!

Laura said...

I think your Royal Wedding Tea Party is gorgeous, and Anna is radiant in her pretty dress and tiara! What a fun thing to do to celebrate. I am 100% American, but I visited the UK when I was a kid, and I fell in love with everything to do with tea! It's hard to duplicate here-- we don't have the same yummy butter or cream. But it's definitely something I want to do with my girls someday.

Julia said...

Wasn't it just LOVELY?

voyance gratuite par mail said...

You could have a great blog here! would you wish to make some invite posts on my weblog?