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WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 24, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. will offer a prestigious Royal Wedding Viewing Party on Saturday, May 19, brought back by popular demand following their sold-out celebration of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. will also offer incredibly luxurious packages, such as the Crown Jewel Royal Wedding Experience, starting at $1 million.

The Royal Wedding Viewing Party will begin at 6 a.m. ET, with the viewing beginning at 7 a.m. ET in The Ritz-Carlton’s Grand Ballroom where guests will watch the televised event of the year along with the world as Prince Harry marries Miss Meghan Markle in real time, while enjoying the royal treatment without having to leave the District. At $75 per person – with the option to upgrade to an overnight stay the day prior – partygoers will enjoy a decadent breakfast with a modern take on British fare, such as freshly baked scones and crumpets, bangers, and traditional British gammon prepared by the talented Executive Chef, Yves Samake. Prizes will also be awarded to guests wearing the ascot, fascinator or bonnet that best exudes the classic British style of the Royal Family.

“Following our wildly successful Viewing Party in 2011, the first and only event of its kind in D.C., this year’s event will be completely customized to fit the unique personality of both Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle, from the decor down to the food, so guests feel as though they’re at the wedding in-person,” said The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.’s Director of Catering and wedding specialist, Amal Zaari. “We’re also bringing back our Royal Wedding Package, which will offer special brides the chance to experience a fairytale wedding fit for a princess.”

For those seeking to host an extravagant wedding of their own, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. will offer a real-life luxury experience with all the pomp and circumstance of the occasion of May 19, starting at $1 million. In partnership with upscale vendors such as, Edge Floral Event Designers, I. Gorman Jewelers, and returning vendor from 2011, Carine’s Bridal Atelier, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. will offer the Crown Jewel Royal Wedding Package for a dream wedding celebration to remember, including the following:

  • A consultation and comprehensive wedding plan designed by Amal Zaari, who will orchestrate every detail of the luxurious big day to replicate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle;
  • A flight to New York City on a private jet for a stunning, custom-made bridal atelier gown, inspired by Miss Meghan Markle, created by beloved celebrity designer Romona Keveza, who has dressed many Hollywood stars, including Scarlett Johansson, Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Oprah, Taylor Swift Sofia Vergara, Ariana Grande and more.
  • Wedding dress fittings with bridal expert Carine Krawiec, owner of the exclusive Carine’s Bridal Atelier in Washington, D.C.
  • Personal consultation with Edge Floral Event Designers who will transform The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.’s Grand Ballroom into your very own Windsor Castle with modern, classic and sophisticated timeless decor and florals reflecting the couple’s style;
  • Maison de Carine will provide extravagant, custom-made dinner plates and chargers designed by Christian La Croix of Vista Alegre;
  • A custom wedding ring and wedding band designed by the District’s premier jewelry designers, I. Gorman Jewelers, who will create two masterpieces inspired by Miss Meghan Markle’s engagement ring which features yellow gold, her favorite metal, and three diamonds;
  • Bridal makeup by Michelle Obama’s go-to makeup artist in the District, Carl Ray, and hair by stylist Remona Soleimani of Hair By Remona;
  • Best in class entertainment provided by Elan Artists who will cover crowd-favorites from British artists, including Ed Sheeran and Elton John;
  • A luxurious wedding ceremony inspired by the traditional yet modern style of the royal couple;
  • A multi-course, highly customized menu by Executive Chef Yves Samake and Executive Pastry Chef John Quinn, including a multi-tiered wedding cake created with seasonal ingredients inspired by the royal couple’s Wedding cake;
  • Exclusive spirits, bourbon and a signature cocktail, provided by Joseph A. Magnus & Co.;
  • Two nights in The Ritz-Carlton Suite, the property’s largest, most luxurious suite that features a large private terrace with stunning views of the city;
  • A two-week Mediterranean honeymoon on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, providing a lavish vacation with first class accommodations.

In collaboration with our elite vendors, the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., is gearing up for a truly unforgettable celebration, as people from around the world wait in anticipation for the wedding of the year,” said Mrs. Amal Zaari.

For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., please contact Liz Sternby at Liz@brandlinkdc.com or visit RitzCarlton.com. To make reservations for the Viewing Party, please call the hotel at (202) 835-0500.