Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake was already rumored to be a departure from the traditional fruit cake variety, but after a day of engagements in Cardiff, it seems the couple may have been inspired to try something even quirkier for their big day.
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to already want a rather unconventional banana cake at their wedding, they might have also been inspired after their trip to Cardiff to add a savory cake option to the pudding menu too – in the form of a cheese wedding cake.
The loved-up pair were presented with the special cheese wedding cake during a tour of Cardiff castle. Made up of five different cheeses by the Snowdonia Cheese Company, the tower of wax warpped cheese wheels was topped with a heart-shaped sign that read ‘Congratulations’ in Welsh.
The cheese wedding cake was made up of some of the Welsh company’s best selling cheeses including their award-winning ‘Black Bomber’ – an extra mature cheddar, Beechwood – a smoked cheddar and Green Thunder which is another cheddar aptly named as it is full of garlic and herbs.
Clearly impressed with the idea of a cheese wedding cake, Meghan exclaimed, ‘Oh my goodness’ when she first laid eyes on it, before adding, ‘How sweet is that?’
Prince Harry and Meghan were then given the chance to try some of the cheeses used in the cheese wedding cake that was presented to them, after which Meghan said that she thought the cheese was, ‘really delicious’.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cheese wedding cake tasting. The cheese wedding cake itself can be just seen in the background.
Simon Mercer, a director of the cheese company who made the cheese wedding cake for Harry and Meghan said, ‘We made it for them. It’s to celebrate their wedding and to offer our congratulations to them.’
‘We do get asked to make wedding cakes occasionally…they are very welcome to take it away.’
While it’s not known if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle headed back to their Kensington Palace cottage in London with the cheese wedding cake in tow, the couple’s private secretary was snapped leaving Cardiff castle carrying a basket laden with gifts.
So, they clearly liked what they saw (and tasted) enough to take some of the gifts with them.
During their day of engagements in Wales, Prince Harry and Meghan also took part in a variety of other visits that were organised in order to showcase ‘the rich culture and heritage of Wales’ Kensington Palace explained.
The couple met with musicians, poets and leading Welsh sportsmen and women, as well as making a visit to a dance studio where they were treated to a special performance by some of the studio’s youngest dancers.