You would expect a royal celebration to be filled with expensive (and fresh) food, but guests at the christening of Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton were presented with leftover cake.
Not just any cake – it was part of the 100kg, 91cm fruit cake that was displayed at the Buckingham Palace reception of William and Kate on April 29, 2011.
“Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake,” a release from Kensington Palace read.
A British royal tradition dictates that couples save tiers of their cake for special occasions. The wedding cake was also served at the christenings of their elder children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
According to director of the International Academy of Wedding & Event Planning, Kylie Carlson , “the bottom is meant for eating at the ceremony, while the middle is to be served after the event. The top tier is then preserved for the couple’s first child’s christening.”
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