William and Kate are having a ‘chillax zone’ built in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace for their wedding party.
The couple want to create a space for guests keen to escape the throbbing noise of the disco – which they have promised will go on until the early hours.
Recently voted one of the English language’s most despised words, ‘chillax’ is a combination of ‘chill’ and ‘relax’ and is commonly used by teenagers. For one night only it will also have royal approval.
The red-and-gold Throne Room is dominated by two gilded ‘chairs of state’ and a proscenium arch supported by a pair of winged figures of ‘victory’ holding garlands above them.
It was sometimes used during Queen Victoria’s reign for Court gatherings and as a second dancing room.
Nowadays the Queen tends to use it for special occasions, such as entertaining Heads of State.
According to well-placed sources, the area will be transformed into a room for the couple’s younger guests to enjoy some ‘down time’ with café-style tables, sofas and armchairs hired for the occasion.
The room will also have its own neon-lit bar and DJ. ‘It will be set up like a very cool nightclub with a chilled, ambient vibe,’ said a friend.
‘It’s being designed for the younger crowd – William, Kate and Harry’s mates – and is going to be very relaxed, despite the grand surroundings.’