Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding is less than two weeks away, and companies around the world are celebrating the nuptials with a plethora of special products—sweet and curious alike. And now Dunkin' Donuts is putting love on the menu with a limited edition heart-shaped doughnut in honor of the nuptials. The “Royal Love” doughnut will be filled with jelly and topped with chocolate icing and a strawberry drizzle (unfortunately not lemon elderflower flavored) according to a press release.
Doughnut lovers should mark their calendars; the special treat will only be available from May 14 to May 20 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations.
The news hits home for Dunkin’ Donuts Brands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Nigel Travis, who, like Markle will be, is a dual U.S. and British citizen. "As the U.S. donut leader, we love helping our guests make special occasions both big and small even sweeter with fun donut designs and flavors," he said in a statement. "The Royal Wedding represents optimism, happiness and joy, and thus is a perfect opportunity for our brand to celebrate. We hope all donut lovers, royalty or not, will enjoy the new Royal Love Donut this week.”
Dunkin’ Donuts isn't just stopping at a special snack for Prince Harry's big day. The doughnut company will also be offering "Royal Rides," a horse and buggy trip through Central Park in New York City, on May 14. Guests can board a bright pink and orange carriage with the Dunkin’ Donuts logo on the side, munch on some doughnuts, and wave at the crowds like a real-life Cinderella. Real Housewives of New York City star Carole Radziwill, who is actually royal (after her marriage to the late Prince Anthony Radziwill) will be the first to ride in the carriages and christen them for mere normal people.
If you want to order a dozen "Royal Love" doughnuts for a viewing party on May 19, most Dunkin' Donuts locations open at 5 a.m., which is plenty of time to pick up some breakfast before the events begin in the United States.