Paysonites Celebrate Royal Wedding


Millions of people around the world viewed the April 29 royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton held in London.


Photo by Jim Buettner

Gathered for a bit of fun, members and prospective members of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution gave a salute to the British with a tea party in honor of the April 29 royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Attending were (from left) Alice Natale, Geneva Holehan, Judy Buettner and Val Sullivan.

Here in Payson, Valerie Sullivan, registrar of the Mogollon Chapter (Payson) of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), decided to invite a few prospective members to watch the wedding on television in conjunction with an afternoon tea party.

Among those in attendance were Judy Buettner and Alice Natale, both prospective members, and Geneva Holihan, chaplain, and Val Sullivan, registrar.

The menu included cucumber tea sandwiches with mint, capers and salmon sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, scones with dates, mini-popovers with lime marmalade, and two types of tea: raspberry and Earl Grey.

As the couple emerged from Westminster Abbey, a bottle of champagne was opened and poured for the guests to toast to the health of the future king and queen of England.

Family history

Prince William is a descendant of King George III who was the ruler of the 13 colonies of Colonial America when they declared their independence from Great Britain.


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