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Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding Cake Will Be Served at Prince Louis' Christening

One of the tiers from the cake served at the couple's reception was reserved for this very event.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton have found a delicious way to work their 2011 wedding into Prince Louis' christening. Following the small service, which will be held at London's Chapel Royal in St. James Palace, the members of the royal family will snack on a tier of preserved wedding cake during an intimate reception back at Clarence House.

 

This treat does more than just tie Kate and Will's bond into one of the more important moments of their son's young life—it connects Louis to a royal tradition started by his great-grandmother, Queen Elizbeth II, reports Today. The matriarch's own nine-foot, 500-pound confection had tiers that were pre-determined for future life events. One such tier was served at Prince Charles' christening in 1948.

 

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Prince Louis' older brother, Prince George, and sister, Princess Charlotte, both participated in this custom at their own christenings. The tradition also offers up a hint as to why fruitcake is often the flavor of choice for royal wedding cake—it has a long shelf life and reportedly tastes better over time.

 

As for how fruitcake tastes after seven whole years? Only a few royal family members will find out. The christening's small guest list included Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (she was baptized in the same church earlier this year!), Pippa Middleton, and Louis's new godparents, Lady Laura Meade, Hannah Carter, Lucy Middleton, and Nicholas van Cutsem, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, and Guy Pelly, reports People.