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The Royal Wedding Viewing and Breakfast at The Palace Hotel

Though London and San Francisco are in two different time zones, on April 29 royalty and commoners everywhere were celebrating Prince William's marriage to Catherine Middleton.

Guests arrived as early as 8:30 a.m. for 7x7's Royal Wedding viewing and breakfast at the Ralston Ballroom of the beautiful, historic Palace Hotel. There was an open bar featuring fabulous libations such as the sparkling King's Ginger Royale, made King's Ginger Liqueur and La Marca Prosecco, and the classic No.3 London Dry Gin Martini made with the King's Ginger and capped with an Earl Grey saffron foam, all served by award-winning mixologist Russell Davis.

Guests took the opportunity to be photographed with the prince and princess themselves! (Ok, ok... they did seem a little flat.) Our partners at NBC Bay Area provided highlights of the wedding which played on an oversized screen while guests enjoyed a sophisticated English breakfast menu created by Executive Chef Jesse Llapitan. The morning ended with a scrumptious slice of carrot cake from the Palace's Executive Pastry Chef, Beat Wirz.

In lieu of gifts for the newlyweds, guests were also able to make donations to Project Night Night, a service helping homeless children with comfort packages and reading materials.

Photos: Ashleigh Reddy