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Only 300 close friends and family of Prince William and Princess Kate dined with the newlyweds on their wedding day on April 29, 2011. Now, more than four years later, a menu card from the royal event is up for auction.
With a starting bid of 650 (almost $1,000), the dinner menu is printed on thick ivory cardstock and features an ornate green ivy border.
At the top of the menu is Prince Charles‘ heraldic badge of three white ostrich feathers emerging from a gold crown with the words ”ICH DIEN,” which translate to ”I SERVE.”
After the official ceremony, which was attended by 1,900 people at Westminster Abbey, Queen Elizabeth hosted a post-wedding breakfast of champagne and canap s at Buckingham Palace for 600 guests. Later that evening, Prince Charles threw a dinner dance for about 300 guests in another one of the palace’s state rooms.
The three-course meal kicked off with marinated South Uist salmon, Lyme Bay crab and wild Hebridean langoustines along with fresh herb salad. Guests were also treated to a 2009 Meursault, Domaine Guyot-Javillier wine.
The second course featured Saddle of North Highland Mey Select organic lamb, Highgrove spring vegetables, English asparagus, Jersey Royal potatoes and sauce Windsor. It was enjoyed alongside a 2004 L’ Hospitalet de Gazin, Pomerol wine.
The elegant meal ended with a delicious trio of Berkshire honey ice cream, sherry trifle and chocolate parfait and came with Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne.
Evidence of the scrumptious meal is on the card itself as it belonged to an actual guest and boasts a small food stain near the dessert description.
Will and Kate’s menu card isn’t the only piece of royal wedding memorabilia up for auction this year.
Just last month, a slice of the Queen’s 68-year-old wedding cake was available to purchase and (evidently) safe to eat.
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