Even though the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge won’t be making a stop in San Diego during their three-day whirlwind tour of California, we decided to have some fun with a “Royal-Tea” toast at the California Welcome Center in Alpine (at Viejas Outlet Stores) to formally welcome them to the Golden State.
Visitors were treated to complimentary cups of tea, provided by Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, sweet biscuits (translation: cookies), “tea” shirts and lovely British décor courtesy of the All Things Bright and British shop in La Mesa (8401 La Mesa Blvd.). Seven lucky guests received pink tiaras – how regal!
Sue Mason, our Director of Visitor Services, even sported a replica wedding ring like the one Princess Kate wears (which was originally Lady Diana’s).
The media stopped by too, including San Diego’s NBC 7/39 who interviewed Jeanette Perez, director of the visitor center, plus a photographer from the East County Herald.
The Royal-Tea event continues until 4 p.m. today.
We raise our teacups to Prince William and Princess Kate. Cheerio!
Be sure to enter our “Live Like a Royal in San Diego’s Crown City” Sweepstakes. The trip for two includes a 2-night stay at the Hotel del Coronado, a 1-hour surrey rental from Bikes & Beyond, and a Pasaporto Cruise from The Gondola Company. Register to win here. Contest ends July 15, 2011.