Did You Know That Kate Middleton And Prince William Broke Royal Rules With Their Wedding Cake?

Anna Lewis
·2-min read

Can you believe that it was a whopping 10 years ago that Kate Middleton and Prince William got married? Boy, a lot has happened since then…

So, why are we only just hearing about Kate and Wills’ wedding cake breaking all royal traditions?!

Fiona Cairns was in charge of the couple’s extravagant cake, and she recently opened up to PEOPLE magazine about the entire process of making the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding rule-breaking cake.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

Fiona explained that Kate was very specific about what she wanted when it came to her wedding cake.

“The brief came from Kate, and she was very specific. The theme of the wedding was to be very classical, very imaginative, and stylish.”

She added, “Where William and Kate's cake broke with tradition was that she made it very clear she didn't want a cake as tall as some of the previous royal wedding cakes.”

Kate told Fiona that she didn’t want royal icing (awkward…), but instead requested a softer icing made from sugar paste to cover the fruit cake. And as far as decorations went, Kate had a very specific list of 17 flowers and leaves she wanted included.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

“It had to be multitiered, and it had to be a fruit cake. She didn't want any gold or glitter. It wasn't to have any colour on it all. It had to reflect the flowers of the four nations, and it also had to reflect the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, where the cake was going to be, to show some of the architectural detail.

Despite saying she didn’t want the cake to be as big as other royal wedding cakes, the eight-tiered creation was so grand in the end, staff had to remove a door in the Picture Gallery in order to get the cake in!

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