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Royal insiders have revealed that there’s a pretty sweet reason why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to have a banana cake at their wedding.
While royals past have opted for a traditional fruit cake, it appears that the loved-up pair may have decided to have a banana cake for romantic reasons.
When the pair first confirmed their relationship in October 2016, Meghan’s first Instagram post about the couple featured two spooning bananas with the caption ‘sleep tight xx’ – a post that was thought to be paying tribute to their long-distance romance.
‘This will be the first royal wedding cake made from bananas,’ said a source to The Telegraph.
Not only is the cake a poignant choice for the couple, but is a favourite of Prince Harry’s. According to former royal chef Darren McGrady, Harry loves ‘anything with banana.’
The cook revealed to HELLO! that Harry ‘loved banana flan, anything with banana really, banana ice cream’.
The Queen is also a big fan of the fruit, with her former butler Paul Burrell recently remarking that the Queen eats bananas with a knife and fork.
The traditional fruit wedding cake favoured by previous royals is doused in alcohol for preservation so that the first tier could be eaten during the christening of the couple’s first child – but Harry and Meghan are not the first to break away from the tradition, as Prince William’s groom’s cake was made out of chocolate biscuits.
Meghan and Harry are also rumoured that to be the first royal couple to marry on a weekend. They are expected to tie the knot at Windsor Castle on May 26th, which is a Saturday.
‘Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry, and he and Ms. Markle have regularly spent time there during the last year,’ said a royal spokesman when the engagement was announced.
‘They are delighted that the beautiful grounds of Windsor Castle will be where they begin their lives as a married couple.’