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Seasonal veg on menu for Prince Harry and Meghan

By Tony Jones

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding reception guests will be served classic dishes made from seasonal British produce - much from the Queen's own estates.

Harry and his bride-to-be have tasted and selected their wedding reception menu, which will be created by staff from the royal kitchens at Windsor Castle in the coming days.

Royal chef Mark Flanagan is leading the team who will put the finishing touches to the canapes and bowl dishes being served in St George's Hall.

Mr Flanagan said: "The day of the wedding has fallen very kindly for us. All the British vegetables are just coming into season ... and that's been a point of focus for us.

"We know the couple wanted us to make sure we used all of the local seasonal produce as much as possible throughout their menu, and this recent good weather is really helping us to achieve that."

The sweet and savoury canapes that will be served are made to be consumed in two bites, while the bowl dishes can be eaten standing up. The food is likely to be washed down with Champagne and wine from the extensive royal cellars and soft drinks.

The head chef would not discuss the dishes in detail but produce like asparagus, peas and tomatoes are in season.

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