Royal Wedding: Food Trucks, KFC Buckets, Local Produce & More

Wedding plans are revealed, and the capitalist cash cow keeps gifting.

By Ethan L. Johns
May 15, 2018

Image: Samir Hussein/WireImage

There are only a few days left in the lead-up to the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, so we at Genius Kitchen—along with every other media outlet on the planet—are going to geek out about everything regal, while we still can.

The royal kitchens, under the direction of head chef Mark Flanagan, have been cooking up a storm this week, according to the Associated Press, in preparation for the wedding reception on May 19th at Windsor Castle. Keeping with the theme of the elderflower and citrus wedding cake, the reception will feature small hors d’oeuvres and bowl dishes made with “local seasonal produce.”

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Thanks to recent pleasant weather on the British Isles, much of that produce will actually come from the Queen’s gardens. Official menus have not yet been released.

Later in the evening, a smaller reception will be held by Prince Charles at the Frogmore House, where there will be late-night food trucks on scene. The Express reported that the trucks will be serving sausage sandwiches, while an ice cream truck will be serving up desserts.

While the human beings do the “secret disco” on Harry and Meghan’s wedding night, the corporations continue to pour gifts into the mix. Over the past few days, the commemorative gift machine has cranked out the following goodies that you may (or may not) be able to actually buy:

Decked-Out SodaStream Bottles

If you’ve ever wanted your seltzer water to be royal wedding-worthy, you might consider investing in one of these hatted bottles from sparkling water appliance-maker SodaStream. A set of miniature hats—100 percent recyclable, if you decide that you don’t like them—will be auctioned off online. Interested buyers can bid on the bottle with their preferred fascinator. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Surfers Against Sewage (the bride and groom-to-be have asked that all gifts be given in the form of charitable donations to this organization, among others).

Golden KFC Buckets

Just in case you want to keep a commemorative bucket of fried chicken lying around your house for the foreseeable future, KFC United Kingdom has released exactly that.

“When we discovered Prince Harry proposed over a roast chicken, we simply had to show our support for the big occasion,” KFC UK said to Mashable in a statement.

Ok, then. Fifty gold-colored chicken buckets with chicken crests and national flags will be available on Saturday at the KFC in Windsor. Elsewhere in England, or the world? Tough toodles.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns