I had the privilege of attending a wonderful tea hosted in Boston’s Langham Hotel to honor Princess Charlotte’s birth. The event was organized by Susie Kitchens, Her Majesty’s Consul General to New England. I attended as a guest of the Consulate in my capacity as their contact on all things royal.
Langham hotels are found across the world, from Boston to Sydney, Australia. The Langham I visted was formerly the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, right in the heart of the Financial District. As soon as you enter the lobby, you’re swept away from the outside hustle and bustle of the city into quiet elegance. The tea area is located right off the lobby entrance.
Several ladies I spoke to were part of The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum. They are a group of Boston women who hold monthly meetings to “come together as a community to connect, inspire, and enjoy”. Many had beautiful fascinators and cute spring time dresses. I met with a woman who not only met Prince Harry and the York Princesses, but she operates a successful jewelry business with stunning pieces fit for royalty.
We mingled and then sat down to tea. The choices were delectable: traditional cucumber sandwiches, little chocolate desserts, and the iconic teatime treat of scones and cream. My tea was “Snowbud”, a fragrant and earthy type of white tea.
We toasted the birth of HRH Princess Charlotte, and around 2:00pm the party came to a close. We took with us our little goody bags with a photo of the royal couple and the baby princess, as well as tea blended by a Tea Master. It was a magical time, and I hope to spend another delightful day with this lovely group of ladies again soon.