Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Wedding Beer Is A Blend Of American And English Hops


Months before they exchange vows, it is announced that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be having an American and English hops mix as wedding beer.

Preparations are in order and details about the upcoming wedding on May 19 at the Windsor Castle are slowly trickling out. The most recent of which is the wedding beer Harry & Meghan Windsor Knot, which was aptly named after the royal couple.

The drink is by Windsor & Eton Brewery, a pub a few blocks away from the wedding venue. The beer is crafted from barley harvested from Queen Elizabeth's farm as well as champagne yeast and English and American hops.

"We use a special blend of British hops called Invicta in recognition of Prince Harry's role in creating the Invictus Games, combined with some great American West Coast hops," Paddy Johnson, brewer, said.

The beer was also inspired with the couple's love journey, highlighted by the Invictus Games last year, where the paparazzi caught a glimpse of Prince Harry and Markle together with her mom, Doria Ragland.


One of the owners of the pub, Willie Calvert, said the beer was to help provide a background of Markle and Prince Harry's journey. The bottle is decorated with a red label that shows the flags of the United Kingdom and the United States into a circle, celebrating the "modern" union of the Brit and the American.

The pale ale will be available on March 28, ahead of Prince Harry and Markle's royal wedding. It will be a limited edition and will be sold at the Royal Farm Shop and other pubs.

It can be remembered that the brewery also crafted a wedding beer for Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding in 2011, but Calvert revealed that it had become a hit that they continued making the drink.

"We called it Windsor Knot, which is a bit of a pun really as the Windsor Knot is a way of wearing a tie, but it also reflected the royal Windsor family tying the knot," Calvert shared.

He plans to send the soon-to-be newlyweds the samples of the beer, and hopes it would reach Prince Harry and Markle. He did the same with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge back then, and fortunately, some of it reached them.

Now that another royal wedding is set to happen, it is only fitting to make another one in honor of Prince Harry and Markle. People will get to enjoy the beverage during the May 19 celebration until 1 a.m., as the curfew 11 p.m. was extended to give leeway on the celebration of the royal wedding.

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