Fans of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be able to toast the newlyweds with a special ale that has been brewed in Windsor where the royal couple are marrying next month.
The beer, ‘Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot’, has been brewed to give the traditional British pint a US twist in honour of the joining of the UK and US families of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Will Calvert, one of the directors of Windsor and Eton Brewery where the ale has been created, said: “With the authenticity of being brewed here in Windsor in the shadow of Windsor Castle, using local ingredients, it has got a fantastic appeal.”
The pale ale is made from barley grown in Windsor’s royal farm to represent Harry. It has been combined with hops from the West Coast of America to reflect Ms Markle’s heritage.
The beer is a sequel to the ‘Windsor Knot’ ale the brewery first made in 2011 to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. This particular brew was only supposed to be on sale for a couple of months, but it was so popular it is still being made and sold today.
In a local Eton pub, the latest Royal beer was tried and approved by American customers. Jaime Nabar from Wisconsin said: “Pale ales are quite popular in the United States and I really think this is a good one.”
The town has royal associations that go back centuries. Windsor is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and has been the family home of British Kings and Queens for almost 1,000 years.
Prince William and Prince Harry both attended the nearby exclusive Eton College school which lies on the opposite bank of the River Thames.
If you fancy trying a pint of the special brew, bottles of ‘Harry and Meghan’s Windsor Knot’ are available now at the Windsor and Eton brewery.