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    Say ‘I do’ to some classic British recipes

    Kitchen staff work in the Royal Kitchen at Windsor Castle in Windsor as they begin preparations for the wedding banquet for the marriage ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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    Kitchen staff work in the Royal Kitchen at Windsor Castle in Windsor as they begin preparations for the wedding banquet for the marriage ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

    Royal watchers are in their element this week. There’s so much to keep up with! Preparing for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19 is exhausting, particularly if you’re watching in real time.

    Any viewing party should certainly come with festive royal food, but not necessarily something as grand as Prince William and Catherine’s menu. That included local organic saddle of lamb with asparagus and Jersey Royal potatoes, and a dessert trio that celebrated that most British of puddings, sherry trifle.

    You could always skip the saddle of lamb and still make the trifle. Begin with kedgeree, the rice and smoked fish combination that Brits make with elements of Indian food, or Coronation chicken, a dish invented for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, when she was crowned.

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    If you are rising before dawn to view, go simple and eat the same breakfast the Queen might be having. Former Royal chef Darren McGrady told The Telegraph newspaper that Queen Elizabeth starts her day with Corn Flakes or Special K, with dried fruits and nuts from a Tupperware box. She’s just like us!

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    There is no recipe here for Queen’s breakfast. We’ll leave that to you to improvise. But we do offer some other British classics.

    Kedgeree

    Coronation chicken

    Sticky toffee pudding

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    Strawberry summer pudding

    Trifle

    Victoria jam sandwich

    Sheryl Julian can be reached at sheryl.julian@globe.com.