Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Cake Is Going to Be Bananas, Literally

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Updated 12/04/17

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The dress and exact date of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's impending nuptials may still be a mystery, but there's one detail we now know for sure about the upcoming wedding: The cake will be bananas—literally.

“This will be the first royal wedding cake made from bananas,” a source close to the couple told The Telegraph. Prince Harry apparently loves "anything" made with the yellow fruit, and his chef has spoken in the past about making him and Prince William desserts like banana flan, banana ice cream, and banana caramels.

Though this is the first time banana has been the star of a royal wedding cake, using a fruit base is actually in line with royal traditions. “A traditional wedding cake is a rich fruit cake, like a Christmas cake, where all the cake is soaked in alcohol first,” wedding cake designer Rosalind Miller told The Telegraph. “But with Meghan being American, they are more used to having sponge cakes. We find that in actual fact, most couples that come to us also want sponge cakes these days. The traditional rich fruit cake is not very popular now.” Will and Kate also shirked tradition at their ceremony, offering guests chocolate biscuits in addition to a cake (that's one way to avoid a plating fee!).

In addition to Harry's love for banana, there's actually an even more adorable reason as to why it's reportedly been chosen as the base of their cake: In October 2016, Markle uploaded a picture of two cuddling bananas to Instagram, which many believed to be a cryptic way to signal the start of her relationship with the prince.

Aside from the flavor of the cake (which hasn't yet been officially confirmed), we know that the ceremony will take place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on a date in May and that "the family will be involved," according to press statements issued by Kensington Palace. Fingers crossed that means Charlotte and George will be in matching pageboy and flower girl outfits, and that the world will get another best man moment like this!

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