Her Majesty normally invites a select few VIPs to have tea with her at Buckingham Palace. But now royal fans can enjoy the pleasure themselves.
Madame Tussauds in London has launched a new dining experience.
It is called Royal Tea. There the visitors can take a break from their star-studded day and enjoy a spot of tea in the company of the Queen at a garden party.
They will be treated to a traditional afternoon plate of fresh cakes, sandwiches and scones while sipping tea from fine china in the company of the Queen’s waxwork.
All about the new waxwork.
The set is modelled on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. It has a video screen showing the Red Arrows flying past. Visitors will also experience immersive sounds and special effects.
For £15, they will be served smoked salmon, Victoria sponge and brownie cakes, and scones with clotted cream and jam washed down with a cup of Earl Grey tea.
Grant Harrold, a former butler to the royals, also known as the etiquette expert said:-
.”I know a lot of people who want to meet the royals. So it’s the closest that some people are going to get. The way she’s dressed and everything is exactly how you imagine her”.
“If you can’t meet Queen Elizabeth in real life, you have to come to Madame Tussauds. When it comes to traditions and etiquette, we can see they do it beautifully every day”.
Mr Harrold is known as the defender of etiquette and Britain’s etiquette expert.
In 2014, he was appointed as the personal aide to Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia and Serbia. He helped with the day-to-day running of the royal household.