From Queen Victoria's 300-pound showstopper to Charles and Diana's towering confection, see the lavish wedding cakes from England's royal nuptials.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (1840)

To accommodate her guests and throngs of royal relatives, Queen Victoria needed multiple wedding cakes—one of which weighed nearly 300 pounds and measured three yards in circumference (left). In 2007, a mummified fragment of Victoria's cake was discovered in the Royal Archives and displayed during Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Wedding Jubilee.

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