To celebrate The Queen's 60 years of reign, the Berkeley hotel in London is paying a homage to the Diamond Jubilee with a launch of Pret-a-Portea: The Royal Collection.
Pre-a-Portea is designed to add a creative twist to the classic elements of traditional English afternoon tea with cakes and pastries resembling the latest catwalk designs for the style conscious. However, from 29th May to 9th June 2012, biscuits, fancies and choux buns have been transformed to resemble the most memorable hats worn by the Royal Family to mark The Queen's 60th anniversary on the throne.
Prêt-a-Portea - The Royal Collection
Praline profiterole inspired by Philip Treacy
Worn by: Princess Beatrice at the Royal Wedding
Vanilla Biscuit with intricate icing and sugar diamonds
Queen Elizabeth's legendary crown, worn for her coronation in 1953
Bright red strawberry pannacotta macaroon, and stately blueberry hat cake with sugar roses and green leaves
Angela Kelly's Canadian maple leaf hat
Worn by: Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge in Canada
Other royal appearances on The Berkeley's tea stand include: Gina Foster's memorable fascinator worn by Catherine, Duthchess of Cambridge at Zapara Phillip's wedding, a light pink floral hat, recently worn by Queen Elizabeth in Canada, and a Launer London handbag cake as worn by Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Wedding.
* Queen Elizabeth is believed to have worn more than 5,0000 hats since she was crowned in 1952.
Pret-a-Portea - The Royal Collection will be served in The Caramel Room at the Berkeley from 1-6pm from 29th May to 9th June 2012.
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