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Seven years after the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Royal

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Wedding fever has once again spread! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to wed on May 19, 2018. The wedding will be televised by many networks, with coverage beginning as early as 4:00 AM Eastern time with the actual wedding beginning at 7:00 AM Eastern. Whether you are watching the wedding live or having a party in general, it’s a reason to celebrate!

A very important element is the flags. Prince Harry is a British prince marrying an American so that means Union Jacks and Stars and Stripes everywhere! Adorn the room with a large Union Jack or wave smaller ones. Head over to our sister site, United States Flag Store for American flags. Either way, it’s red, white, and blue!

Put the kettle on for anyone who drinks tea. Twinings is the tea of choice for Queen Elizabeth. In fact, she has her seal of approval on it, or Royal Warrant. Set out a box along with some biscuits. In fact, Prince William’s own wedding cake was a chocolate biscuit cake, which is chocolate and crushed digestives.

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You can make your own by using the Betty Crocker recipe below.

• Cake
o 1 pkg (8.8 oz) McVitie’s® chocolate digestives tea biscuits, rich tea biscuits, or sugar cookies.
o 1 ⅓ cups dark chocolate chips (8 oz)
o ⅔ cup whipping cream
o 2 tablespoons butter
• Frosting
o ⅔ cup dark chocolate chips (4 oz)
o ⅓ cup whipping cream
o 1 tablespoon butter
Directions
• 1. Line a 6- or 8-inch round cake pan with foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Break each of the biscuits into 1-inch pieces; set aside.
• 2. In medium bowl, place 1 1/3 cup chocolate chips; set aside. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 2/3 cup whipping cream and 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat, stirring until butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil. Pour cream mixture over chocolate and stir smooth.
• 3. Add biscuit pieces to chocolate mixture, gently fold until all pieces are coated. Spoon into the prepared cake pan. Gently press mixture into pan. Refrigerate cake for 3 hours or until firm.
• 4. Remove cake from cake pan and turn upside down onto a serving plate. Remove foil. In small bowl place remaining 2/3 cup chocolate chips. In 1-quart saucepan, heat remaining 1/3 cup whipping cream and 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat, stirring until butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil. Pour cream mixture over chocolate and stir smooth. Pour the melted chocolate over the cake; frost top and sides using a butter knife or offset spatula. If desired, decorate with melted milk chocolate.
These are just a few ways to help get ready for the Royal Wedding. I know that I will be getting up early in the morning to watch it! Are you?
-CD

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