Dine on elegant vintage china and sip endless cups of tea and Veuve Rosé Champagne at a right royal morning tea featuring Lady Kitty Spencer.
Niece to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Lady Kitty will be in Perth for Telethon on October 20 and 21 and will be a guest at morning tea at the Parmelia Hilton on the Sunday.
The menu will feature items including smoked salmon and cream cheese in colourful brioche buns, egg mayonnaise and cucumber finger sandwiches, assorted quiche, fresh fruit tartlets and, of course, scones with jam and cream.
Parmelia Hilton events sous chef Ricki Fleming said guests would enjoy a mix of traditional delights with a modern twist.
“I am showcasing WA produce with free-range eggs, local strawberries, homemade scones and Margaret River chocolate,” he said.
Lady Kitty, far right, visited Perth last year and had an incredible time, saying the lifestyle reminded her a lot of growing up in Cape Town.
“Everybody was so laid-back, warm and friendly,” she said.
“I have kept in touch with most of the people that I met and spent time with, so it’ll be great to catch up with them properly again.
“Even though it was quite a brief trip, I was lucky enough to see a lot; I even managed to get my quokka selfie.”
While she enjoyed her time in Perth, the philanthropist’s visit had a more serious side.
“When I came over last time, I went to visit the team at Youth Focus and hear about the work they do to improve the lives of young people,” Lady Kitty said.
“I had not realised the devastatingly high statistics of mental health problems and suicide amongst young people in Western Australia.
“I learnt a lot when I spoke to the team and it was impossible not to become attached to what they do and support their mission.”
With Telethon aiming to hit the magic $300 million mark, how does she feel about being part of the annual fundraiser?
“I had been hoping to be able to take part in the Telethon since I heard about it on my original trip here, so I’m thrilled that I’ve been invited to be part of it at such an exciting moment,” she said.
“It’s a phenomenal amount to have raised and I can only imagine the difference it has made, and will continue to make, in the lives of sick children. I just think it’s incredible what the event manages to achieve and I love the idea of everybody coming together and getting involved to make a difference.”