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Britain's Prince William drives himself and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, as they leave Buckingham Palace for Clarence House. Guests ennjoyed a lavish lunch at the palace after the wedding ceremony. (Chris Ison/Associated Press/Chris Ison/Associated Press)
Britain's Prince William drives himself and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, as they leave Buckingham Palace for Clarence House. Guests ennjoyed a lavish lunch at the palace after the wedding ceremony. (Chris Ison/Associated Press/Chris Ison/Associated Press)

The Queen puts out quite a spread Add to ...

With the "I do's" said and done, about 650 lucky guests at the royal wedding were invited to a lunchtime reception at Buckingham Palace. You know the Queen was going to put out quite a spread.

All the ingredients for the canapés were sourced from Royal Warrant holding companies using UK-based ingredients. Here's what was on the menu:

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Pressed Duck Terrine with Fruit Chutney

Roulade of Goats Cheese with Caramelized Walnuts

Assortment of Palmiers and Cheese Straws

Scottish Smoked Salmon Rose on Beetroot Blini

Miniature Watercress and Asparagus Tart

Poached Asparagus Spears with Hollandaise Sauce for Dipping

Quails Eggs with Celery Salt

Scottish Langoustines with Lemon Mayonnaise Pressed Confit of Pork Belly with Crayfish and Crackling

Wild Mushroom and Celeriac Chausson

Bubble and Squeak with Confit Shoulder of Lamb

Grain Mustard and Honey-Glazed Chipolatas

Smoked Haddock Fishcake with Pea Guacamole

Miniature Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Filet of Beef and Horseradish Mousse

Gateau Opera

Blood Orange Pâté de Fruit

Raspberry Financier

Rhubarb Crème Brûlée Tartlet

Passion Fruit Praline

White Chocolate Ganache Truffle

Milk Chocolate Praline with Nuts

Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffle

And to wash it all down, guests had the option of Pol Roger NV Brut Reserve Champagne. (A variety of other soft and alcoholic drinks were on hand.)

The wedding cake and a chocolate biscuit cake (said to be William's favourite dessert) rounded off the reception.

Designed by Fiona Cairns, the eight-tier wedding cake comprised 17 individual fruit cakes.

 

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