First, Hubs and I went to Vintage Tea Room on Saturday afternoon, where we enjoyed our first Royal High Tea. I am now officially in love, and where can I get a spectacular silver tea service? Sign me up, please. The teacups and saucers were magnificent too. No two were the same.
We enjoyed the sandwiches, scones and dainties, but the real winner was the Windsor Castle Tea. I'm on the hunt for it now!
Hubs was all excited to find Yorkie chocolate bars and Walkers crisps at the Tea Room, a callback to his University days in York. We bought some goodies and some tea.
I went to Presents Gift shop next, which has a delightful collection of Royal souvenirs - plates, cups, dolls and this fab Duchess Catherine bridal ornament. I had to have it.
On Sunday, we attended the Lieutenant-Governor's Garden Party at Government House. I wore my new Lauren by Ralph Lauren dress, (first seen here) and my blue fascinator.
With my hair heavily sprayed into place and that fascinator not moving one inch, we spent a lovely afternoon at Government House.
Government House was the residence of the Lieutenant-Governor, first for the North-West Territories, then for Saskatchewan. The house is now a museum, and as you walk through the rooms, it is like a mini Downton Abbey set. All of the rooms are decorated as if it were circa 1916.
We viewed the exhibitions inside the new wing at Government House, which highlighted Her Majesty's past visits to Saskatchewan. Outside on the grounds there were children's activities, music entertainment, staff dressed in period costumes and people milling about the gardens.
Later that afternoon, we joined up with our friends and their son to watch the Sunset Retreat Ceremony at the RCMP. The Cadets marched while the Pipe Band performed, then the RCMP Band played for the remainder of the ceremony. Besides marching, there was a gun demonstration, which was the highlight of the ceremony. The police dogs and their trainers also made an appearance at the beginning of the ceremonies to highlight what the police dogs learn during their training. Those dogs are SMART.
The RCMP Chapel, the oldest building in Regina. Many RCMP Constables have gotten married here.
After the Sunset Retreat Ceremony was over, we went over to our friends' place for drinks and visiting.
I was thrilled to check off a few items from my Summer Bucket List this past weekend. What's on your Summer Bucket List?