Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Royal Wedding Cake Is Totally Untraditional

Rules were meant to be broken, right?


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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have proved that they are doing things their own way when it comes to all things royal. Everything from Markle’s now-iconic messy bun to the couple’s May wedding date (in the 1800s Queen Victoria banned May weddings for her children saying the month was bad luck) is making royal purists cringe. One more thing that might be making this bunch of fans squeamish? The couple’s wedding cake.

Markle and Prince Harry have commissioned Claire Ptak, owner of London-based Violet Bakery, to make a lemon elderflower cake with buttercream frosting and decorated with fresh flowers for their big day. "Knowing that they really share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavor, makes this the most exciting event to be a part of,” Ptak said in a statement.

The cake is a (delicious) break from the traditional fruitcake, which has been served at royal weddings for generations. Prince William and Duchess Kate only slightly skirted tradition at their wedding by having a chocolate biscuit groom’s cake served alongside a traditional eight-tier fruitcake.

If this cake is any indication of Markle and Prince Harry’s modern views, we have no doubt this royal wedding will be one for the ages. 

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