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10 Proper British Recipes to Celebrate Will & Kate's New Baby!

The Duchess of Windsor’s new baby is due any minute, and the whole world is waiting on pins and needles. (I can imagine nobody more so than Catherine herself!) When the baby comes, it will be a time of wonderful revelry for the whole country and probably most of the Western world. Of course, the best way to toast the new baby is with some of the very best in traditional British dishes. Why not send some cheer to the new prince or princess with a proper cup of tea, scones, and a pretty trifle? Here are 10 of our favorite British recipes for celebrating the arrival of the newest prince or princess of England!

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    10 Proper British Recipes to Celebrate Will & Kate's New Baby

    Scones with jam, meat pies, and more!

  • Classic Cream Scones with Jam 2 of 11
    Classic Cream Scones with Jam

    A classic cream scone is typically served during high tea in the afternoon and during brunch in England. So why not make these delicious scones when the baby comes? They are easy to make and even more fun to prepare with kids. Serve them with clotted cream and jam for a true British treat!

    Photo: Julie VR

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    Lemon curd

    Lemon curd is a must at any tea party. It is often served on top of scones, meringue, or even crumpets. This simple curd can be whipped up in heartbeat and is a bright addition to any celebratory British feast.

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Classic Sponge Cake 4 of 11
    Classic Sponge Cake

    A classic sponge cake is a traditional British dessert. Dress it up with fresh seasonal strawberries and a creamy frosting to make the cake celebratory and fun for summer.

    Photo: Babble

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Eton Mess 5 of 11
    Strawberry Rhubarb Eton Mess

    This traditional British dessert is a festive and fun treat perfect for summertime. Best of all, it is named Eton for the school that Prince William attended. If the baby's a boy, this would be a totally appropriate treat to whip up! Maybe the new royal will attend the school himself. 

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Pimm’s Cup 6 of 11
    Pimm's Cup

    This classic British cocktail is bright, refreshing and perfect for summer! Raise your glasses and give them a clink when the news of the new baby arrives.

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Mini Mince Tarts 7 of 11
    Mince Tarts

    Mincemeat is a traditional British dessert that would be ideal for serving upon the arrival of the new prince or princess. Enjoy the sweet fruit flavor and festive look of these cute mini tarts at your British celebration!

    Photo: Aimee of Simple Bites

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    Fruitcake

    Will and Kate enjoyed a traditional English fruit cake at their wedding. Serving up a slice at your celebration would be a wonderful way to toast the new baby!

    Photo: stockphoto/LauriPatterson

  • Scotch Eggs 9 of 11
    scotch eggs

    Scotch eggs are part of a traditional British breakfast. What are they, you ask? They're hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage, coated in bread crumbs, and deep-fried to perfection. They're often eaten before long days of hunting. Making 'em would also be a fun way to kick-off the morning when news of the royal birth arrives!

    Photo: Shaina Olmanson

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    sticky toffee pudding

    This traditional pudding hails from Scotland. Serving this sticky treat would be a proper way to honor the new royal baby, and Will and Kate's meeting at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

    Photo: Stacie Billis

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    Meat Pies

    Meat pies are a traditional British dish. Make some, and serve them with your best silver to complement a traditional British feast!

    Photo: Julie VR

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