The wedding of the year is finally upon us so dig out your best hats and prepare to party as we witness happy couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows at the historical grounds of Windsor Castle. Here in London, Mexican restaurant Ella Canta sets your weekend in bloom with a floral dishes and cocktails to energise the senses, and Somerset House's picture-perfect Photo London exhibition pays homage to some of the city's leading photographers. Read on as tempus delivers a roster of regal entertainment that guarantees a weekend to remember.
The long awaited wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle finally arrives on Saturday 19 May, and even if you can’t make it to the historic grounds of Windsor Castle – one of the Queen’s favourite properties – to be there in person, you can still catch every magical moment courtesy of the ITV screening – with a glass of champagne in hand of course. It was revealed on Friday that Markle will be accompanied down the aisle of St George's Chapel by her fiancé's father, the Prince of Wales, with speculation high as to which designer’s gown she will choose. Rumour has it the happy couple is to bear the royal titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. [Image credit: © rex/shutterstock]
Based on the 2007 novella by Ian McEwan – which was selected for the 2007 Booker Prize Shortlist – On Chesil Beach stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle as newlyweds tackling the societal pressures of early marital life in 1962, following an awkward sexual encounter on their wedding night. [Image credit: TIFF]
In cinemas nationwide now
Celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show and Ella Canta’s first summer residence in Mayfair, Chef Patron Martha Oritz is serving diners a taste of her native Mexico in bloom with a limited-edition Las Flores de México menu. Encompassing Oritz’s love of colour, art and femininity, the dishes range from red snapper aguachile with cucumber sorbet, to turbot with stuffed zucchini flower. Floral cocktails are also on the bill to set your weekend in bloom.
18 May – 28 July
Ahead of the V&A's highly anticipated exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up in June, the famed artist is star of an interactive Belgravia installation inspired by her home in Mexico City, La Casa Azul. Navigate your way through rooms such as the ‘Wallpaper Room’ inspired by Nickolas Muray’s work ‘Frida Kahlo on The Bench’ and partake in creative evening workshops.
19 – 31 May
Showcasing the work of London’s leading photographic talent, including many of the world’s leading specialist galleries and publishers, this renowned photography fair – first established in 2015 – artfully secures London’s status as a leading cultural capital. Peruse the work of over 100 exhibitors alongside talks from the likes of 2005 Turner Prize nominated Darren Almond and prolific stage designer Es Devlin who has worked with the likes of Kanye West and Beyoncé.
17 – 20 May