Sh1million Royal Wedding watching party sold out
A day before the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Nairobi’s Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club has announced that their Sh1 million TV watching event has been sold out.
The couple who will get married on Saturday at the Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom will have their wedding televised live around the world.
Posters on the viewing party by Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club have been doing rounds on social media for more than two weeks now advertising an exclusive viewing of the wedding, complete with a “champagne toast and live commentary throughout the ceremony to make this day what can only be described as a True Royal Wedding experience.”
On Thursday they shared a poster saying that all the slots had been sold out. Those who paid the amount will enjoy a night for two at the hotel and a helicopter ride to Mt Kenya for breakfast.
The hotel has brought in a chef who will prepare a menu based on British Royal Wedding which will be a four course meal with all the fancy names to go with.
The menu includes Starters, 2nd course on the table, Mains and Puddings.
Starters will include, a themed mane called Meghan Markle’s Grilled Caeser Salad with Shrimp.
The Second Course one will have a choice of between trilogy of rice, Traditional British Kedgeree with locally smoked sea fish or Lamb, apricot and almond pilaf or as Kenyans call it pilau.
The Main Course will also be a choice of Pan-roasted fillet of salmon with marinated new potatoes, line caught tuna and dill salad, Queen Anne’s artichoke tart (vegan) or Duck Confit with lentils and cannellini beans.
In the end guests will top up the meal with two different kinds of Puddings which will be a terrine of summer fruits with Jersy Cream or Eton Mess.
The entire viewing of the Royal Wedding will be around six hours.
Nairobi News spoke to some of the marketers of the event who however declined to disclose the number of guests who had paid exorbitant amount.
Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club said they could not disclose the number because it was a private affair.
In the UK, huge barriers have been hauled into place to prevent a vehicle attack and many roads are now closed in the town of 30,000 inhabitants, 30 kilometres (19 miles) west of London.
Number plates are also being automatically scanned and surveillance cameras have been deployed en masse.
Two months in the planning, the security measures are in line with the huge crowds expected.
The wedding is expected to attract around 100,000 spectators in Windsor itself, with at least 5,000 journalists, according to Thames Valley Police.
“A broad range of visible security measures are in place,” a spokesman told AFP.