Duke of Edinburgh tries his brother's Coronation Quiche
Slice to see you! Duke of Edinburgh is presented with a piece of his brother’s Coronation Quiche by Prue Leith at Westminster Abbey
- The Duke of Edinburgh looked unsure as he examined his slice of quiche today
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The Duke of Edinburgh looked apprehensive as he sampled his brother’s official Coronation quiche outside Westminster Abbey this afternoon.
Edward, 59, curiously examined a plate of the egg and spinach delicacy as culinary presenter Prue Leith cut him a slice at a Coronation Big Lunch hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The delicious looking spread looked to feature a number of other British delights- including Coronation chicken sandwiches and Victoria Sponge Cake – at a table adorned with flowers and Union Jacks.
The quiche, unveiled by Buckingham Palace yesterday, also features broad beans and tarragon and was chosen for its versatility as a ‘sharing dish’ which can be enjoyed hot or cold.
It is hoped people will be inspired to make the quiche and serve it up at other Big Lunches being held in communities up and down the country over the festive weekend in May.
Enjoying the sunny Spring day, Edward wore a simple, black double-breasted blazer and trousers as he enjoyed the food with other attendees.
Edward, 59, curiously examined a plate of the egg and spinach delicacy as culinary presenter Prue Leith cut him a slice
He appeared in high spirits, linking arms with other guests as they posed for a photo.
Edward and Sophie, previously the Countess and Earl of Wessex, were given their new titles in February, some six months after the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September.
The pair had earlier this month attended the Easter Sunday service alongside other royals.
Edward trying the Coronation quiche comes as more details continue to be revealed about the upcoming festivities next month.
On the entertainment side, Katy Perry, Take That, Lionel Richie and global opera star Andrea Bocelli are signed up to appear at the event in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Other names unveiled by the BBC include Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, and singer Freya Ridings who will perform a duet with producer and musician Alexis Ffrench.
Some 20,000 members of the public will attend the Coronation Concert on Sunday, May 7, which will be aired on BBC1 and Radio 2 along with catch-up services.
The concert has been billed as ‘celebrating a new chapter in the nation’s history’ and will have ‘themes of love, respect and optimism’ while celebrating the ‘four nations’ and the Commonwealth.
The Duke of Edinburgh looked apprehensive as he sampled his brother’s official Coronation quiche outside Westminster Abbey this afternoon
The delicious looking spread looked to feature a number of other British delights- including Coronation chicken sandwiches and Victoria Sponge Cake
It comes as reports claim that Prince William has no plans to reunite with his younger brother when the Duke of Sussex visits the UK for the King’s Coronation.
Royal analysts revealed that Harry, 38, had a heartfelt talk with his father on Saturday in an attempt to ease tensions, but has not addressed the ongoing dispute with William.
It is also understood that there will be no time for the pair to meet during Harry’s trip for the May 6 event, The Sun reported.
Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty Magazine, told the newspaper that the royals all have ‘really tight schedules’ and she thinks Harry addressing his relationship with William is ‘for another time’.
The royal analyst noted it would be ‘nice’ for Harry to ‘stick around and be friendly’. However, it is understood that the Duke’s solo trip across the pond will be short.
He appeared in high spirits, linking arms with other guests as they posed for a photo outside the Abbey
The Coronation quiche, unveiled by Buckingham Palace yesterday, also features broad beans and tarragon
‘Out of politeness you’d think Harry would want to mingle with his family no matter how difficult that might be for him,’ she said.
Ms Seward added that she is ‘glad’ Harry has spoken with Charles because it has ‘eased the path to rapprochement’.
She said: ‘Charles will welcome his son. I think his relationship with William is for another time.’
William, 40, and Harry will see each other during the Coronation at Westminster Abbey on May 6.
This is understood to be the first time the pair will face each other since Harry released his memoir, Spare, in January – which saw him brand his brother as his ‘arch-nemesis’.
Harry has also publicly called on his family to apologise to himself and Meghan for what they see as slights.
Charles is said to be very pleased his youngest son is coming and his mood is described as ‘generally quite forgiving’, however, the Prince of Wales is understood to still feel betrayed and angry, particularly by the revelations in the memoirs.
Sources have recently alleged the ‘gulf’ between the brothers, who were once as close as siblings could be, is now so large they cannot see how their relationship can ever be repaired.
It is also reportedly unlikely that the pair will have a sit down – which insiders have previously claimed that Harry demanded.
William had no contact with his brother when he came over with Meghan and the children for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year.
And the brothers barely spoke at her funeral later in the year, meeting briefly when William invited him and Meghan to join him and Kate to meet the public and view the flowers outside Windsor Castle.
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