Buckingham Palace luncheon extends royal wedding celebration

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey during the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, in London.
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(CBS) The celebrations surrounding Prince William and Catherine Middleton's wedding continue at Buckingham Palace, where Queen Elizabeth II has invited about 650 guests from this morning's reception to a luncheon.

Guests, representing the couple's public and private lives, will snack on canapés, cake and drink champagne. The reception will also include the cutting of the wedding cake and some speeches.

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Guests will be served a selection of canapes, including:

-Cornish crab salad on lemon blini
-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 fillet of beef and horseradish mousse
- Gateau opera
-Blood orange pate de fruit
-Raspberry financier
-Rhubarb creme brulee tartlet
-Passion fruit praline
-White chocolate ganache truffle
-Milk chocolate praline with nuts
-Dark chocolate ganache truffle

Champagne and other alcoholic and soft drinks will also be served.

The cake, designed by Fiona Carins, is composed of 17 individual fruit cakes and has eight tiers. It is decorated in white icing, with up to 900 individually iced flowers and leaves.

There will also be a chocolate biscuit cake, created by Mcvitie's Cake Company using a Royal Family recipe, at Prince William's request. (See photos here.)

Entertainment at the reception will come from Claire Jones, the official Harpist to Charles, Prince of Wales.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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