Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Picked Out Their Wedding Cake

published Dec 7, 2017
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Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, the internet has been swirling with rumored details of the next royal wedding. In the last week alone, we’ve seen wild-card guesses at Meghan’s dress design and even speculation as to the type of calligraphy on their invitations.

So far, the only confirmed detail released by Kensington Palace is that they’ll be wed in May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel. But there are plenty of little hints about what the couple is likely planning for their big day — you just have to look in the right places. After some serious sleuthing, we’ve uncovered many more important specifics, including plans for the

couple’s cake

The entire event will be as low-key as royals can be.

For starters, Harry and Meghan’s big day will be completely different from William and Kate’s grand affair in 2011. In addition to exchanging vows at a much smaller church, the duo intends to keep the entire wedding much more understated. This means no procession through London, no balcony kiss at Buckingham Palace, and much fewer guests (St. George’s seats 800 people, while Westminster can host up to 2,000).

The couple will cut into a banana cake.

After saying “I do” and kicking off the royal reception, Harry and Meghan will be sharing banana-flavored cake with their guests. This is pretty divergent from the boozy fruitcakes royal chefs typically whip up for high-profile ceremonies, but the fruit seems to hold a special significance to the couple. According to the Telegraph, Prince Harry reportedly loves “anything with banana” and Meghan may have alluded to this when she shared a photo of two bananas cuddling on Instagram last year.

Meghan’s dress will be fuss-free.

Even Meghan’s dress will likely be more minimal: “My personal style — wedding or not — is very pared down and relaxed,” she told Glamour last year. “I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic. Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist.” Expect to see something unique from Delphine Manivet or Christos Costarellos, two of her favorite dress designers.

You can watch the wedding on TV.

Although we won’t get to relish in the same 45-minute grand procession through the streets of London that we did with Will and Kate, Harry and Meghan’s ceremony will be televised worldwide, the couple told Us Weekly. Here’s hoping the couple kisses on the chapel steps and gives us a sneak peek at the reception as a consolation.

William won’t be Harry’s best man.

According to the Guardian, Prince William broke protocol when he appointed Harry as his best man. Traditionally, groomsmen are simply “supporters” and it’s currently unclear if Prince William will serve as one for Prince Harry during the ceremony (although most royal fanatics and insiders are assuming he will). As for Kate, not only is it against etiquette for the Duchess to “attend” to another woman, but she also wouldn’t want to overshadow the bride with her stature. There is one thing we can bank on, though: “It is very likely that Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge will be a page boy and a bridesmaid,” says royals expert and author Marlene Koenig.