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NEWS: DOWNTON ABBEY: THE EXHIBITION CELEBRATES THE ROYAL WEDDING WITH A SERIES OF EXCLUSIVE EVENTS IN MAY 2018

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NEW YORK, NY– Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is set to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with an exclusive series of Royal Wedding themed events. Hosted at the exhibition through May 26th 2018, the unmissable events will offer both fans of the award-winning global television phenomenon, and anglophiles, a chance to celebrate the royal couple’s nuptials in true British style.

Giving visitors the opportunity to celebrate Harry and Meghan’s big day, the exhibition will play host to an exclusive celebratory soiree on the evening of the wedding, Saturday May 19th. Celebrating the much-anticipated nuptials, the exhibition will be dressed to a royal standard, with attendees able to sample some of the finest British foods and beverages, whilst raising a glass to the world’s most talked about royal couple.

As part of the regal events calendar, Royal Etiquette Experts Myka Meier and Anne Chertoff of Beaumont Etiquette, will also make several appearances throughout the month of May. Offering tips and lessons on everything from Royal Wedding etiquette and table manners to fashion advice, the pair will put you in the shoes of royal-to-be, Meghan Markle as she embarks on her new life as a royal.  A host of other activities will follow including exclusive sweepstakes and giveaways.

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition provides a fascinating look at all aspects of the post-Edwardian period in which Carnival Films’ popular TV series is set and offers an in-depth insight into the remarkable historic events which would go on to shape the world. From World War I to the Roaring Twenties, visitors have the chance to learn about British society, culture and fashion. The first-ever fully immersive experience set inside the world of Carnival Films’ multi award-winning series, The Exhibition connects fans with their favorite characters, costumes, locations and historic events of the era, and showcases never-before-seen footage. Where better to celebrate the royal nuptials in New York?

The latest royal events calendar follows the news that, due to an overwhelming response, Downton Abbey: The Exhibition will continue its run in New York through Labor Day, September 3rd 2018.

Upon entering the exhibition, visitors are transported on an incredible journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey allowing them to peer into the world of the Crawleys and those that served them below stairs.  From Mrs. Patmore’s hectic kitchen and the gossip-fuelled servants’ quarters, to the family’s glamorous dining room and Lady Mary’s bedroom, fans have the opportunity to walk through some of the series’ most recognizable and beloved sets.  Visitors will even come up-close to over 50 of the show’s official costumes worn by their favorite actors including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith. Tickets are now available through September 3, 2018 at the New York city venue located at 218 W 57th Street (between Broadway and 7th Ave). Tickets and gift cards are available to purchase at www.downtonexhibition.com.  

Please find below Downton Abbey: The Exhibition’s exclusive events calendar:

May 1st from 10am-12pm:

Activity: Guest speaker: Anne Chertoff, Royals Expert

Royals Expert, Anne Chertoff, will talk about Royal Wedding traditions (for couples and guests) and fashion trends.

May 2nd:

Activity: British Bakes: Celebration Scones

Visitors can enjoy delicious British scones, clotted cream and jam fit for both the Crawley family and Harry and Meghan (while supplies last).

May 3rd:

Activity: The Pierre Sweepstakes

Afternoon Tea fit for Royalty! Visitors can share a photo of themselves at the exhibition using the special hashtag today for a chance to win Lady Mary's Tea for two at The Pierre Hotel! Indulge like nobility in the neo-classical setting of the hotel's beloved Two E lounge with a Downton-inspired menu including Mrs. Patmore's Tea Sandwiches, freshly baked scones and favorite blends of such beloved characters as the Earl of Grantham.

May 4th to 7th:

Activity: Travesties Sweepstakes

Visitors can share a photo of themselves at the exhibition using the special hashtag today for a chance to win 2 tickets to see Travesties at Roundabout Theatre Company and High Tea at Oscar Wilde Restaurant.

May 8th from 3pm-5pm:

Activity: Guest speaker: Anne Chertoff, Royals Expert

Royals Expert, Anne Chertoff, returns to discuss fashion & style from the Edwardian era and Royal Wedding Style tips.

May 9th – 11th:

Activity: The Benjamin Sweepstakes

Visitors can share a photo of themselves at the exhibition using the special hashtag today for a chance to spend a weekend in NYC like royalty with The Benjamin Hotel’s VIP giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a 2-night summer stay at The Benjamin Hotel and brunch for 2 at Geoffrey Zakarian’s (Food Network Star) popular dining spot, The National Restaurant.

May 12th 3pm-4:30pm:

Activity: Mixologist class at Park Central

Learn how to make the perfect British cocktail to toast the soon-to-be wedded couple at Park Central Hotel’s Downton Abbey: The Exhibition-inspired Mixologist Class! Each cocktail will be named after a character from Downton Abbey and guests can purchase package tickets on the Park Central website.

May 13th:

Activity: Mother’s Day giveaway

Throughout the day, all Moms will feel like royalty and receive a special rose from the Crawley family to celebrate the historic day. While stocks last.

May 14th:

Activity: “Anastasia” Giveaway

Visitors can share a photo of themselves at the exhibition using the “special hashtag” for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the hit Broadway musical about another royal family, “Anastasia”.

May 15th from 3pm-5pm:

Activity: Guest speaker: Myka Meier, Etiquette Expert

Etiquette Expert, Myka Meier, will be stationed by the dining room area to discuss Royal Wedding etiquette, table manners and the proper rules of dining.

May 16th:

Activity: Downton tea giveaway

At 10am, 12pm and 2pm, guests will receive a free “Downton Abbey” tea blend fit for a King or Queen! While supplies last. 

May 17th from 3pm-5pm:

Activity: Guest speaker: Anne Chertoff, Royals Expert

In celebration of this Saturday’s wedding, our Royals Expert, Anne Chertoff, will discuss Royal Wedding traditions and fashion trends.

May 18th from 7pm-9pm:

Activity: Westhouse Hotel Happy Hour

This weekend, practise the Royal Family toast with the Downton Happy Hour at Westhouse Hotel’s bar, The Den! Show your exhibit ticket at the bar from 7-9pm and receive a buy one get one free Downton-inspired cocktail.

May 19th: from 8pm

Activity: Royal Wedding Fan Soiree

At this special evening event (tickets sold separately), guests will enjoy food and drink as they make their way through the exhibit and toast the new Royal Family!

May 20th to 21st:

Activity: Waitress Sweepstakes

Prepare for the Royal Wedding by gathering sweet recipes from our friends at “Waitress” on Broadway. Since Mrs. Patmore loves baking, much like the star of “Waitress” on Broadway, visitors can share a photo of themselves at the exhibition using the “special hashtag” for a chance to win 2 tickets to the hit Broadway musical and a copy of Downton Abbey: A Year in the Life.

May 22nd from 10am- 12pm:

Activity: Guest speaker: Myka Meier, Etiquette Expert

Myka Meier returns to share tips and recommendations for proper social graces.

May 23rd to 25th:

Activity: The Whitby Sweepstakes

Visitors can share a photo of themselves at the exhibition using the “special hashtag” for a chance to enjoy Downton Abbey: The Exhibition Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Whitby Hotel!

May 26th 3p-4:30p:

Activity: Mixologist class at Park Central

Continue to celebrate a fun-filled Royals Month with our friends at Park Central Hotel, with their second Downton Abbey: The Exhibition-inspired Mixologist Class! Each cocktail will be named after a character from” Downton Abbey” and guests can purchase package tickets on the Park Central website.         

Further information on Downton Abbey: The Exhibition:

The exhibition is open daily between 10am and 8pm, including holidays and ticket prices vary with adults starting at $30 and children from $15.  VIP packages and private hire options are also available. For further information, please visit: www.downtonexhibition.com.

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is brought to you by NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions. The exhibition is presented by Viking, the leader in river and small ship ocean cruising, also widely known for its national corporate sponsorship of PBS’ MASTERPIECE and Downton Abbey.

Downton Abbey aired for six seasons on MASTERPIECE on PBS in the US and reached more than 26 million viewers in its final season, making it the highest-rated PBS drama series of all time. A Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production, the series was written and created by Julian Fellowes and executive produced by Gareth Neame, Julian Fellowes, Liz Trubridge and Nigel Marchant. The MASTERPIECE Executive Producers were Rebecca Eaton and Susanne Simpson. Downton Abbey is one of the largest UK drama exports of all time, seen in over 250 territories worldwide. With 15 wins and 69 nominations, it is the most nominated non-US show in the history of the Emmys.  Also the winner of three Golden Globes, a special BAFTA and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, the series has captured an extensive fan-base worldwide. 

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