THE KENSINGTON LAUNCHES ‘ROYAL INSPIRED MASTERCLASSES’ TO COMMEMORATE & CELEBRATE THE ROYAL WEDDING
- Celebrating the hotel’s prime location in London’s Royal Borough
- Fun, interactive masterclasses inspired by Meghan’s journey
- Masterclasses will include learning to ‘Write like a Royal’, becoming ‘The Hostess with the Mostess’ and tips on ‘Regal Floristry’
In order to celebrate the upcoming nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May, The Kensington has announced a series of Royal Inspired Masterclasses in the lead up to the big day. Thanks to its prime location in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, just a stone’s throw away from Kensington Palace, The Kensington is the perfect place to kick off the royal revelries. Each of the three masterclasses have been inspired by Meghan, designed to prepare ‘for life in the Palace’ – featuring fun, interactive evening activities for hotel guests and the public alike. Led by hand-picked experts in their fields, each Masterclass will be accompanied by bubbly and delicious canapes, created by the hotel’s renowned restaurant, Town House.
Become ‘The Hostess with the Mostess’ with Dani Tucker, Founder of The Social Kitchen
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, personalise their own table setting as well as teach participants how to keep their cool throughout the planning process and share some of her most successful recipes to enable them to host their own ‘Instagram Worthy Supper Club’. We all know that Harry popped the question whilst they were roasting a chicken, so guests will go home with Dani’s famous roast chicken recipe so they can recreate the moment at home.
‘Write Like A Royal’ – Calligraphy masterclass with Suzie Dicker, Founder of A L’Aise
Calligraphy is a skill Meghan perfected long before she met 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.
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!
The Kensington is London’s finest townhouse hotel, sitting in the heart of South Kensington, where Queen’s Gate meets 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 traditional hotel. Town House is the fabulous hotel restaurant, which is interconnected with The Drawing Rooms on the ground floor, ideal for elegant afternoon tea in front of the open fire or a relaxed meeting, while K Bar is their glamorous bar, a perfect hotspot for delicious cocktails and snacks. It comprises of 126 rooms and 24 suites, all of which are individually designed with elegant fabrics and hand-picked furniture to compliment the hotel’s period architecture. Kensington is one of London’s most affluent and exclusive neighbourhoods – home to the monarchy at Kensington Palace since 1689 and the official ‘royal borough’ since 1901.
The Royal Masterclasses at The Kensington will take place on select dates in April and May running from 7pm – 8:30pm and prices start from £35.00 per person.
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