I will be toasting the newlywed Royal couple, Wills and Kate, with a spot of Earl Gray green from my prized mustache cup (photographed here) commemorating the coronation of King Edward V11 and Queen Alexandra, August 1902. The eldest son of Queen Victoria, Edward was noted for the full growth of hair on his (stiff?) upper lip and he was reputed to have taken his high tea from a special cup designed to keep his 'stache dry as he sipped/slurped the steaming brew. Edward V11 is the great-great-great grandfather of Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. The commemorative cup is a Wright/Perry family heirloom.
|KING EDWARD V11, 1841-1910|