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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Prince Harry And Meghan's 1st Anniversary and a Rustic Apple Tart

Hello and welcome to a post I did for the first anniversary of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Amazing that the wedding was may 19, 2018...

and was watched on TV by many here in the US and arond the world...

The wedding took place at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where Frogmore Cottage is now the residence of the Duke and Duchess and their little son Archie who was born on May 6th...

I decided to do this post after finding a 1950s Royal Albert teacup depicting Windsor Castle... a rarely seen design on a teacup... from a series they did through the 1950s called Traditional British Songs.

The song Windsor Castle represents is Land Of Hope And Glory, a wonderfully patriotic song that rallied many during World War II.

As a further patriotic note, on the back is a bouquet of flowers... each representing a different part of the United Kingdom...
The flowers are a pink Rose for England, a purple thistle for Scotland, a yellow Daffodil for Wales and green shamrocks for Ireland.

I haven't had a teacup from the series for a couple of years... I love them all!

And of course we need tea! I got this commemorative tin of English Breakfast tea featuring the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the other day... again from the New English Tea Company in Coventry, UK, close to where my husband grew up...

And for a tea treat... not something royal, but a way to use up some apples!
I made a rustic apple tart...
and served it on the family inherited Noritake Revenna...

And am happy to report it was delicious and didn't last long! Lol!

the link to the recipe on myrecipes.com is HERE

The mug and the teacup are available at Antiques And Teacups. For more info, click on the photos.

Thanks for joining me! Been a difficult week... my husband has had a cold which plays havoc with the Parkinson's medications... but we can do this!


  1. Hi Ruth!You always have the prettiest Tea Time!Great informations and stunning teawares!The rustic apple tartar is mouthwatering...Congrats to Prince Harry and Megan. I hope your husband gets better soon.Blessings!

  2. Happy (belated) first anniversary to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. I enjoyed the wedding photos that they shared on the Instagram account yesterday. I've seen the commemorative tea tins, but resisted because I need to use up my tea stash before buying any new teas.

    I have one of the traditional songs of England teacup--John Peel.

    Hope your hubby feels better soon.

  3. Ruth, sorry your husband has a cold. Hope he feels better soon and that you don't get it as well. I can't believe a year has passed since the royal wedding. Seems like it was just a few months ago! I hope you'll pop in to enter my tea giveaway this week.


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