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Thursday, April 21st, 2011 — 10:37am PDT
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The world will be watching April 29, 2011 as Prince William takes Kate Middleton as his bride in the “Royal Wedding of [this] Century”. From souvenir stickers, tea cups, and postcards to virtual guest books, the excitement that was felt around the globe as Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 has been rekindled.

Being a dutiful member of the British Commonwealth, most Canadians are excited to witness these regal nuptials and locally, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has taken charge of celebrating in style – even if festivities do kick off at 3:00am Pacific Time.

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Photo credit: RobertoMckenzie on Flickr

On the morning of April 29th, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver will be airing full wedding coverage and Breakfast Television will be broadcasting live from the “Royal Breakfast” event from 5:30am until 9:00am.

900 West Lounge will be serving up a three-tiered breakfast platters (complete with the hotel’s famous scones) for $29 per person, including coffee or tea. Please note that breakfast reservations are required and can be made by calling (604) 662-1900. The Royal Breakfast is a part of Fairmont Hotels’ “Royal Month” campaign throughout April.

Image courtesy of Fairmont Hotels

The hotel has kindly offered up a special contest package so that one of my readers can enjoy this occasion in style. The “Royal Breakfast Sleepover” contest package includes an overnight stay at the legendary Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Thursday, April 28, 2011) and the Royal Breakfast in the morning of the 29th. The winner and their guest can make their way down to 900 West Lounge to see the live television coverage (starting at 3:00am, if they’re so inclined) and watch BT do their broadcast at 5:30am.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite royal (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win a Royal Breakfast Sleepover from @FairmontVan & @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at 11:00am next Tuesday, April 26, 2011. The prize is valid April 28th – April 29th and for the Royal Breakfast. It cannot be redeemed for a stay on different dates at the hotel.

    Update The winner is @kristenbull (Twitter entry) – congratulations!

    Related post: King George VI in Vancouver


    1. Ashley K says:

      Oh wow this seems like so much fun! I’d love to win and watch the wedding at 3am with tea and crumpets! Do I have to wear a ‘fascinator’?? Hehehe

    2. Jenna says:

      I would love to celebrate the Royal wedding in Royal Style at the stunning Fairmont Hotel Vancouver!

    3. Alex says:

      Princess Diana

    4. Linda says:

      princess diana by far ๐Ÿ™‚

    5. Michelle Kim says:

      I like Harry! Love those mischievous redheads!

    6. Carolyn says:

      William has always been my favourite! Can’t wait to watch the wedding. I feel old.

    7. Amy Van Dalen says:

      Even though she is no longer with us, the Queen Mother was always my favorite. She was a strong woman who not only was the perfect consort to her husband, but became the symbol of the Royal family even after her husband passed away at such an early age.

    8. Lee says:

      This is an incredible contest. I would love to experience watching the Royal Wedding at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Princess Diana was my favourite royal.

    9. Erin says:

      Awesome! My favorite is Queen Elizabeth!

    10. Phy says:

      Without a doubt, Princess Diana.

    11. Rochele says:

      This sounds like so much fun!

    12. Angie Dunnigan says:

      Prince William and Prince Harry are tied for favourites. I was going to marry William and my best friend was going to marry Harry. She still has time I suppose ๐Ÿ˜€

    13. Michelle says:

      I will go back in history a bit: Lady Jane Grey, the 9 days queen.

    14. A.J. says:

      How could anyone forget Princess Diana? With her humanitarian efforts and reserved and stately manner it’s no wonder Prince Charles decided to marry outside royal blood! Princess Diana without hesitation!

    15. Mary says:

      I love prince Harry ๐Ÿ™‚

    16. I’ve always loved Princess Di! She had a huge heart, great style and raised 2 wonderful boys. Lovely Contest – will you join me for tea Miss604?

    17. tracy says:

      the late Princess Diana =)

    18. Jaclyn says:

      The Countess of Wessex! For all of her charity work and outreach for children with disabilities.

    19. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

      @Lindsay – I’ll be there in the morning too, maybe not right at 3am ๐Ÿ˜‰

    20. Lindsay Goertzen says:

      I have always loved Princess Di! She had a big heart, great style and raised 2 wonderful boys. Lovely Contest Miss 604 – will you join me for tea?

    21. Kathryn says:

      My favorite royal is the Queen – as a mother, I can relate to her exasperation with her children! My daughter is desperate to watch the royal wedding, this would be an amazing treat for her!

    22. vanessa paine says:

      This is so exciting hope I winn I loved princess diana too

    23. Serena Debolt says:

      I have to admit that I love the spunkiness of Sarah Ferguson. She was definately the bain of the queen for sure and still is. lol

    24. dearheart says:

      I *love* this contest! My favourite is Wills…which is why I’d like to be at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to see this little piece of romance and history.

    25. Bethany says:

      My favorite Royal will always be Princess Diana – style, grace, compassion and courage. A woman to be inspired by ~

    26. Bethany says:

      My favorite Royal will always be Princess Diana – style, grace, compassion and courage. A woman to be inspired by ~

    27. kylie C says:

      Princess Diana for sure!

    28. Christine says:

      Harry! he’s a cutie ๐Ÿ™‚

    29. Eileen says:

      How fun would this be? I’m a Princess Di girl. Unless I’m watching The Tudors in which case Henry looks pretty dreamy

    30. ashlee says:

      Awesome prize! I’m a big fan of Prince William ๐Ÿ™‚

    31. Julie says:

      I grew up in a house that had a Charles and Di commemorative plate, and “The Diana Look: The Princess Diana’s Fashion book” among other things – so I’m going with the lovely Princess Diana.

    32. mary says:

      princess diana for me

    33. Rafaela says:

      Princess Diana!! She was lovely and beautiful.

    34. Amy W. says:

      prince harry

    35. Amanda says:

      Prince William has been my favourite since I first laid eyes on him in my teeny-bopper magazines. ๐Ÿ™‚

    36. jean says:


    37. Sarah says:

      Princess Di!

    38. Muckymoo says:

      My favorite royal is Queen Elizabeth II. What a fun prize and an amazing memory to look back on in future years. I still remember watching Princess Diana get married and thought it was magical.

    39. Ellie says:

      My favourite royal is Princess Grace. She’s absolutely stunning. I would have loved to have watched her wedding to Prince Rainer of Monaco…ahhh the fantasy of marrying a prince. I’m so excited to watch the upcoming royal wedding.

    40. Robin says:

      Prince Harry!

    41. Dilara says:

      Princess Diana has always been my favorite!

    42. Brenda says:

      The Queen Mother

    43. Cliff says:

      Princess Diana

    44. Jen H says:

      Prince Harry! I saw a TV segment where was volunteering in Lesotho and thought he was very down-to-earth, compassionate and genuine.

    45. Brooke says:

      Defintely William!

    46. Brooke says:

      Defintely William!

    47. Sharonne Katz says:

      favorite royal – Fergie.

    48. Trish says:

      The peoples princess “Princess Diana”

    49. Kristin says:

      Queen Victoria, her life fascinates me.

    50. Princess Diana was such a gem. What a fun contest!

    51. marisa. p says:

      My favorite royal was King Edward VIII. He abdicated the throne for love.
      How romantic is that?

    52. Hannibal says:

      Princess Diana

    53. Cheryl says:

      Prince Andrew. He was the William of his generation.

    54. David D. says:

      Diana! ๐Ÿ™‚

    55. Michael Kwan says:

      My vote goes to Fergie.

    56. Meghan W says:

      Princess Diana ๐Ÿ™‚

    57. Melissa says:

      I watched the wedding of Diana and Charles when I was a teenager, with my Aunt. It would be fun to take my teenage daughter to the Fairmont and watch The Royal Wedding of William and Kate with her. Diana is my favorite Royal.

    58. Iain says:

      My wife and I stayed here before we had kids. It’s time to return.

    59. Nick says:

      She’s no longer around, but I really liked the Queen Mum.

    60. Zia Waraich says:

      Great to see Commonwealth ties being respected & celebrated at Fairmont Hotel in this fashion. Prince William is my favourite royal for standing a true gentleman & mounting his claim for heir over his father.

    61. tina says:

      princess diana was one of the kindest royals in the world. she had lots of elegance. because of that, she is still my favorite royal.

    62. Davina says:

      Diana! She’s a classic.

    63. Cheryl says:

      What a great contest! Favourite royal by far is Princess Diana.

    64. Julia says:

      the Queen. It is her birthday today, by the way!
      It will be so great to win! And I will be there at 3am, no question about that!

    65. Kristen says:

      Going to watch at 3am anyways – would be awesome to do it in such style!
      Fave royal Prince Harry!

    66. Lindsay says:

      The Queen herself- love the hats and the corgis.

    67. Emma says:

      Princess Di for sure!

    68. Sita says:

      I had the biggest crush on Prince William!

    69. Joey says:

      Prince Harry! Redheads ๐Ÿ™‚

    70. Gladys says:

      Definitely Prince William!

    71. John says:

      Princess Diana !

    72. RajuS says:

      Queen Mum!

    73. Lana says:

      Prince Harry, he adds some spice to the family and royal watchers.

    74. Jeff says:

      I’m sure Princess Diana has been mentioned here more times than anyone.

    75. Dianne Chow says:

      Can there be any doubt, it has been the person who has the same name as me – Princess Diana

    76. Jen says:

      Princess Diana will always be my favourite! She helped so many people ๐Ÿ™‚

    77. Jeremy says:

      Princess Diana

    78. Jeremy says:

      For sure, Princess Diana!

    79. Jojo says:

      Princess Diana

    80. Garrett says:

      Prince Harry

    81. Natalie says:

      prince harry !!

    82. Lindsay says:


    83. Lesley says:

      Queen Elizabeth the first! Or the entire Tudor family & mistresses & wives.

    84. Vivien says:

      King Henry IV!

    85. Vivien says:

      King Henry IV!

    86. Michelle Williamson says:

      Prince Harry! Definitely!

    87. Teresa says:

      Prince William

    88. Shyla says:

      Princess Diana

    89. Sara says:


    90. Jas says:

      The Queen Mother

    91. Laura Skosnik says:

      Queen Mom

    92. au says:

      Queen Elizabeth II

    93. Jeanie says:

      This is cool! Prince William ๐Ÿ˜€

    94. Ennie says:

      Princess Diana

    95. Rob says:

      Prince Harry, honourary Calgarian.

    96. Rumen says:

      The beautiful Princess Diana <3

    97. Katie says:

      Princess Dianna

    98. Brenda says:

      The Queen.. always so composed!

    99. vincent says:

      princess diana XD

    100. Hayley says:

      Princess Diana will always be my favourite. I remember watching her wedding with my Mum when I was little.

    101. JL says:

      Princess Diana!

    102. jeni says:

      Kate! she’ll be royal in less than a week and she brings grace & hope to lead the family into the new age!

    103. Emily H says:

      Princess Diana

    104. K says:

      Princess Diana

    105. Dennis L. says:

      My all time personal favorite royal is King Kong, but if the royal has to be human, my pick would Princess Diana.

    106. Mae says:

      Diana. A classy woman who championed for great causes.

    107. Anne Marie says:

      Diana for her work in the community.

    108. Sharon says:

      nobody can throw a wedding like the British. Can’t wait.

    109. tania says:

      Diana is my fav royal.

    110. rino says:

      Princess Diana

    111. stacey dempsey says:

      I WOULD HAVE TO SAY WILLIAM certainly wouldnt be charles lol

    112. Jennifer Levesque says:

      Forever and always will be Diana, however, Prince Harry is a close second.

    113. Erica says:

      My favorite royal is Queen Elizabeth I.

    114. Katie says:

      Queen Elizabeth

    115. Derek says:

      Queen Victoria

    116. Tooth Fairy says:

      My favourite royal was Diana Princess of Wales but now it is her first born ” Prince William ” since he really reminds me of her!
      (I am @toothfairycyber )

    117. Jane says:

      With “Royal” I assume it’s only from England, so I would say my fave is Queen Elizabeth 1 (for Queen) or Alfred the Great (for King). If it doesnt have to be British Royal, then my favorite is probably King David.

    118. Bonnie says:

      It’s got to be William!

    119. Caroline says:

      Princess Diana is still my favourite

    120. Katie says:

      Has to be Harry!

    121. Vanessa says:

      Lady Di!

    122. Gina says:

      Crown ๐Ÿ˜‰ and Queen, of course.

    123. Michelle M. says:

      Princess Diana!!!!

    124. Sunshine G says:

      Queen Elizabeth – she’s definitely got the longevity award!

    125. Stephanie says:

      Princess Di was the greatest. Thanks

    126. Rebecca says:

      Princess Diana – I idolized her as a child and teenager.

    127. Linda says:

      ok! let’s shake things up a bit – how about ‘Bertie’ (George VI aka Albert Frederick Arthur George).

    128. Dorcas Lee says:

      Queen Elizabeth II

    129. Glenda says:

      Lady Diana!

    130. Kelly says:

      Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon!!! Queen Elizabeth’s mother


    131. Andrea says:

      The future Royal…Kate. Second..the Queen Mother

    132. Brianna says:

      Love love love Everything about Diana

    133. Curtis Slade says:

      Prince HARRY ๐Ÿ™‚ yum!

    134. Dan says:

      Prince William

    135. Elie says:

      Prince Harry <3

    136. zee says:

      def princess of the hearts! Lady Di

    137. kelly says:

      Princess Diana

    138. Heather says:

      My favorite royal is Diana!

    139. Susan says:

      The Queen Mum was always my favourite!

    140. AJ says:

      The Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland!

    141. Jenn H says:

      Princess Di!

    142. Laura says:

      princess Diana captured all our hearts!

    143. Kira says:

      The Queen Mum for sure!
      This is such a fantastic prize… Fingers are crossed!

    144. Lisa says:

      Princess Diana!

    145. Mrs. Lorri Prime says:

      Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Windsor!

    146. Simon says:

      princess diana

    147. kickpleat says:

      The rebel in my votes for Sarah Dutchess of York!

    148. Michael says:

      My favourite royal is HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

    149. Peter says:

      Favourite royal – let’s go with The Queen herself. Pretty impressive schedule at her age.

    150. James says:

      Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex for being heir to the throne in some way or another to 17 countries (including the UK). That’s pretty darn Royal.

    151. Lyndsey says:

      Princess Diana. hands down.

    152. Kate says:

      I just finished reading a novel called “Amenable Women” in which Anna of Cleves featured prominently. She was German and briefly married to Henry VIII. I choose her for my favourite royal. I’ll be watching the wedding no matter where I am, but I would love to be at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver! Thanks for the chance.

    153. Elizabeth says:

      The Queen Mom!

    154. Christie says:

      In British royalty, I love Beatrice Windsor! She seems very down to earth like the young royals are these days. Internationally I love Queen Rania of Jordan!

    155. Kelli says:

      my favourite Royal is now Harry, and was Princess Di- great contest!

    156. Teresa says:

      My favourite royal is Boadicea, the Warrior Queen.

    157. Kristen says:

      The Queen for sure. Long term goal: attend the Queen’s Garden Party.

    158. Anne says:

      Princess Diana

    159. Amrita says:

      Just like most people, I would say Lady Di. She is truly missed. But I’m loving Kate thus far ๐Ÿ™‚

    160. Rabbie says:

      My favourite living royal is Prince Harry! Otherwise George V by far.

    161. Ian says:

      Queen Elizabeth gets my vote

    162. Briar says:

      Lady Di – Full of grace and elegance.

    163. Britta says:

      Hot prince Harry! Seems like he has a sense of humour.

    164. Tracey flattes says:

      It was Diana, but William is a very close second!

    165. Tracey flattes says:

      Diana, but William is a very close second!

    166. Twangy Pearl says:

      What fun. Lady Jane Gray is my favourite (loved that movie)!

    167. Cathy says:

      My favorite royal is the late Queen Mother, she always reminded me of my Nana ๐Ÿ™‚

    168. Prince Harry. He’s such a rascal. Lol

    169. Fila says:

      *Queen Elizabeth*

    170. Tristen says:

      Queen E II is by far the best. The hats take it!

    171. Adam says:

      My fav is the queen herself.

    172. naila says:


    173. Anita says:

      Princess Diana, without a doubt!

    174. Andrea says:

      princess di. I remember waking up to the news and crying like a little baby.

    175. Dave says:

      “Queen Elizabeth”

    176. Michelle says:

      I like the Queen the best. What an amazing life of service.

    177. Kim Pierrot says:

      My daughter the history buff says Lady Jane Grey is her favourite royal.

    178. eileen says:

      Princess Diana, my dad cried when he found out she passed away

    179. rubai says:

      Queen Elizabeth

    180. Pearle says:

      Queen Elizabeth, indeed! Long live the Queen!

    181. Kai says:

      Princess Diana, from my childhood… will always remember her.

    182. Tessa says:

      Princess Diana

    183. Kate T. says:

      Princess Diana, definitely.

    184. Catherine says:

      I like Prince Charles- despite the controversy surrounding his divorce from Diana and subsequent remarriage, his charity work is admirable. I think he has also raised two wonderful sons and he seems quite down to earth.

    185. Jeffrey says:

      FairmontVan rocks heard good times there lol

    186. cole says:

      would love to win, thanks, great site, great giveaways, you rock!

    187. sherry olson says:

      I would love to watch the Royal wedding at the Fairmont Vancouver and enjoy tea and crumpets for breakfast. My favourite royal would have to be The Queen.

    188. Yasmin says:

      Lady Di

    189. Barbara says:

      My favorite royal is William. How exciting it would be to watch his wedding at the Fairmont Hotel.

    190. Lisa says:

      Queen Elizabeth

    191. tracy says:

      Queen Victoria ๐Ÿ™‚

    192. shelly says:

      prince william ! can’t wait for the wedding

    193. cheryl says:

      Princess Diana, hands down….she will be watching I am sure

    194. Tom says:

      Princess Diana

    195. Rachel says:

      Definitely Harry – such a cutie!

    196. Veronica says:

      Princess Diana.

    197. jules says:

      Prince William by far! I saw him at the Pan Pacific when I was 16 and gave him flowers…those 16-year-old crushes die hard. Though ginger Harry is certainly looking nice these days. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    198. Caryn says:

      My favorite royal is Queen Elizabeth II. She has grace and has seen the British Empire through almost as much as her namesake, the first Queen Elizabeth.

    199. Brendan Grant says:

      I’m in! Has to be Diana.

    200. Czarina says:

      Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco!

    201. cj says:

      Totally had a crush on Prince William when i was young!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    202. Dan says:

      Queen Elizabeth, of course.

    203. Christian says:

      has to be Queen Elizabeth II herself – amazing woman

    204. Alicia says:

      I love William and always have… Though after watching The King’s Speech, I have a lot of respect for King George VI.

    205. Christian says:

      has to be Queen Elizabeth II herself – amazing woman

    206. Randi says:

      Kate Middleton..not yet a royal but she will be wonderful!

    207. Queen Elizabeth is my favourite, but Kate is my second NEW favourite! I’ve posted on Twitter as well, hope I win! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    208. rosie says:

      Sarah Ferguson – Dunchess of York.
      Our dog growing up shared her birthday & this was her namesake – Fergie for short!

    209. Julie The 3rd says:

      My favourite is HARRY. From now, he can do whatever he wants, take advantage of the royal glitter and all and nobody will care because the whole world will be staring at William’s wedding for teh next decade!!! (I know about the low level of English here… Sorry!)

    210. I shook Queen Elizabeth’s hand on her visit at UBC. What a gracious lady! But Lady Di was by far the coolest.

    211. Mary says:

      would love to be there!

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