The Kensington hotel hosts Royal inspired masterclasses to celebrate Harry and Meghan’s wedding
With the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle sure to bring some glamour and sparkle to the capital, The Kensington hotel has come up with some great ideas to help get you in the celebratory mood.
Inspired by Meghan’s journey into the Royal Family, the hotel is hosting a series of evening masterclasses leading up to the big day at Windsor Castle on May 19th.
Designed to prepare for ” life at the palace “, each 90 minute session will be led by experts in their field and will showcase an aspect of the royal lifestyle, taking in details from the couples lives.
These fun and interactive evenings are open to both the public and hotel guests and include tips on how to write like a royal, be the perfect hostess and how to furnish ones palace!
Masterclasses will be held in the hotel’s renowned Town House restaurant, and this elegant space is the ideal backdrop to indulge in champagne and canapes to accompany your taste of royal life.
With a prime location in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the hotel is the ultimate base to kick off the royal celebrations, being a near neighbour of Kensington Palace where Harry and Meghan will make their home.
Furnish Your Palace with Rockett St George and Saint Floral
Monday 16th April
With Meghan’s modern, trendy and eclectic style, there is no doubt she will be putting her own touch on the interiors of Kensington Palace.
Interior design aficionados Jane Rockett & Lucy St George of Rockett St George and floral stylist Hannah Agnes Antmann of Saint Floral, will share their predictions and latest style trends, as well as guide guests through top tips and help them dress their homes for special occasions ‘fit for a Princess’.
They will chat thorough styling techniques, working with colour palettes and interior decoration, all of which can be adopted in the home as well as stylish hired spaces.
Saint Floral will teach participants how to curate charmingly wild and experimental arrangements and create the perfect backdrop, bound to impress any guest, Royal or not!
Write Like a Royal – Calligraphy masterclass with Suzie Dicker, founder of A L’Aise
Wednesday 9th May
The art of calligraphy is a skill that Meghan had perfected long before she met Prince Harry and she used it to pay her way through university.
The ‘Write Like a Royal’ masterclass with expert calligrapher and founder of bespoke stationary brand A L’Aise, Suzie Dicker, will teach participants how to pen perfectly.
Suzie aims to bring each pupil’s individual style and personality into the writing and guests will go home with their own calligraphy guide book, Royal Wedding inspiration sheet, calligraphy pen and pot of ink so they can continue to practice at home.
Become “The hostess with the mostess” with Dani Tucker, founder of The Social Kitchen
Thursday 10th May
Hosting a dinner party is stressful enough, without the added pressure of the guests being the British Royal Family! This masterclass has been designed to teach guests everything from crafting the perfect dinner party menu to dressing a table which is bound to impress even HRH.
Dani Tucker, founder of The Social Kitchen is an author, chef, supper club host and expert on creating beautiful and inspiring dinner parties – perfect for any royal get-together.
During the session, participants will learn how to set the perfect dinner table and personalise their own table setting as well as get tips on how to keep their cool throughout the planning process.
Dani will also share some of her most successful recipes ( including roast chicken of course! ) to enable guests to host their own ‘Instagram Worthy Supper Club’.
The Kensington is London’s finest townhouse hotel, sitting in the heart of South Kensington where Queens Gate meeets the Old Brompton Road and comprises four traditional white Victorian townhouses.
Set amongst the leafy squares, museums and parks of the Royal borough, the Kensington feels more like a beautiful private residence than a hotel.
All 126 rooms and 24 suites are individually designed with elegant fabrics and hand picked furniture to complement the hotel’s period architecture.
Town House is the fabulous hotel restaurant which is interconnected with The Drawing Rooms on the ground floor, ideal for delicious afternoon tea in front of the open fire, whilst the glamorous K Bar is the perfect spot for cocktails and snacks.
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