BritCham Season Closing Event: Royal Wedding Afterparty

This year we closed our season a little bit earlier than usual – on 31 May. HOWEVER, we did it with true charm – by celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle (now The Duke and Duchess of Sussex) with a Royal Wedding Afterparty. The weather was truly wonderful, and the guests could relax and enjoy themselves on the terrace of the Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel.

Firstly, we would like to thank our sponsor - King’s College, The British School of Latvia. We cannot imagine this event without their constant support and attendance in such great numbers!

RISEBA University, also a fantastic long-term supporter and attending in high numbers, had made sure the venue looked ready for a Royal party. Thank you to them for all their work and support!

Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel had prepared a true feast that was cooked on the grill right there on the terrace and which was deliciously complemented by wines provided by Amber Beverage Group and beer from Mežpils.

While the adults had their talks, drinks and snacks, the younger attendees were having fun at the Kids’ Corner and with the pony Christopher Robin. Our thanks to Young Riders School for bringing kids such joy! During all this we had tree people hard at work – the raffle ticket sellers. Our thanks to David Callaway, Evija Klaiše and Irina Senņikova for their time and help!

To keep things interesting this year we had a Chairman’s Quiz. The topic was Royalty and our brilliant Chairman Gameron G. Greaves kept everyone on their toes with questions not only about British Royal family but also about the Spanish and Swedish Royals.

We had 2 more activities where the guests could win prizes - the Hat Competition and the Raffle. At the Royal Wedding Aferparty the ladies had really gone out to dazzle us with their hats! And so after counting the votes we had the honour to congratulate 3 of them for wearing the most favourite hats. For them Debenhams had prepared gift certificates and 1st and 2nd place also received a “bubbly” treat. Then followed the raffle with many winners, and we would like thank those who supported us with prizes: Casa Nostra, CBRE Baltics, ESPA Riga, Globuss bookstores, Indian Raja, Kaļķu vārti, King's College Latvia, Mežpils beer, Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, Radisson Blu Rīdzene Hotel, Sala cafe&confectionery and Young Riders School!

Via Hansa had prepared a treat for all to finish the party on a sweet note – not one but two cakes! Thank you for the delicious-ness!

We do not know, if it was the weather, the great company or something else, but the Royal Wedding Afterparty ran very late in the evening and we were not the only ones who did not want to go home. We hope this means the event was a success and everyone had a great time. See you all soon again in Autumn (or at Informal Season Gatherings)!


Please see photos from Camera 1 here.
Please see photos from Camera 2 here.