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Will The Royal Wedding Menu Feature Beef?

Ever since the engagement of Kate Middleton to England’s Prince William was announced, the world has been fascinated by the details of the couple’s April 29 nuptials. Tomorrow is the big day for the royal couple, and people will closely pour over the details of the grand event. What will Kate’s dress look like? Who is invited? What music will be played during the ceremony? And, finally, what’s on the menu to celebrate the occasion?

The wedding will be highly publicized. The actual royal wedding itself is scheduled for 11 a.m. British Summer Time (BST), which would be 6 a.m. EST, so the early morning shows in the U.S. will likely carry coverage, though the festivities actually started hours before. Guests are expected to arrive at Westminster Abbey at 8:30 a.m. BST in the U.K., or 3:30 a.m. EST.

I've read reports saying the official royal wedding menu will include canapés, quail's eggs with celery salt, mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef, and mini sausage rolls. Former Royal Chef Darren McGrady has predicted what he thinks the future king and queen will choose to feast on for the big day.

"Following champagne and h'ors d'oeuvres, such as smoked salmon, pate and mini sausage rolls, I expect there to be a spread including traditional English dishes, as well as some of William and Kate's favorites. They like to showcase British food, so there might be Gaelic steaks with braised rice. But I wouldn't be surprised if cottage pie is somewhere on the menu."

This peculiarly British pie is filled with saucy ground beef and topped with mashed potatoes and melted cheese and it's "William's all-time favorite," according to the ex-royal chef. Sounds delicious and fit for a king, too!

If you were Prince William and Kate Middleton, what would your menu look like? Here's to hoping the royal wedding dinner menu places beef at the center of the plate.

Below is a list of elegant and delicious beef recipes fit for royalty and your family, too!

Elegant Beef Wellington

Traditional English Steak and Ale Pie

Slow-Roasted Beef With Tomato-Rosemary Gravy

Salisbury Steak With Mashed Potatoes, Parsnips And Cress

Cottage Pie (As featured on the Today Show yesterday!)

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