updated 03/01/2012 AT 8:40 AM ET
•originally published 03/01/2012 AT 8:45 AM ET
Thursday morning brought a very rare tea party to London’s swankiest food store.
In attendance, a royal trifecta: The Queen, Camilla and the Duchess of Cambridge (who wore a blue M Missoni coat with a daffodil and Rupert Sanderson pumps for St. David’s Day) – with all three receiving special Jubilee picnic hampers that included dog treats.
“One thing in common with all the ladies is their love of a hound,” says Kate Hobhouse, chairman of the Fortnum & Mason food store, on why the baskets included the venison-flavored dog biscuits, called Hearty Treats for Happy Hounds. “It was a little bit of fun.”
The gifts were very well received by the Queen and two future queens. “There was lots of joy, especially over the biscuits,” says a royal source, adding, “The [Queen’s] Corgis are going to be lucky tonight. They’ll be in doggie heaven.
Kate’s cocker spaniel puppy Lupo was bound to be happy, too.