Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake is anything but traditional

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have revealed the delicious details of their royal wedding cake and their guests are in for a treat!

The pair have chosen London-based pastry chef, Claire Ptak to create them a “lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring” Kensington Palace said.

Shunning the traditional fruit cake, the design will also incorporate fresh flowers and buttercream icing.

Claire, who owns Violet Bakery in East London, describes herself as a food stylist and author.

"I can't tell you how delighted I am to be chosen to make Prince Harry and Ms. Markle's wedding cake," Claire said in a statement following the announcement.

"Knowing that they really share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavour, makes this the most exciting event to be a part of."

Claire's beautifully designed cakes incorporate soft, colourful detail and organic ingredients.

This isn’t the first time Meghan and Claire have worked together, with Claire having featured on Meghan’s lifestyle blog, The Tig.

Like Meghan, Claire was born and raised in California before moving to London and once worked under legendary pastry chef Alice Waters at Chez Panisse.

The groom and bride-to-be - who will host a reception of more than 2600 guests - said they “are very much looking forward to sharing this cake with their wedding guests on May 19th”.

Prince Harry isn't the only royal to take a modern approach to his wedding.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge broke royal tradition by having two cakes at their reception in 2011.

The first was an eight-tiered fruit cake and the second was a chocolate and cookie cake requested by Prince William.

Royal wedding cakes have certainly transformed over time, here are some of our favourites. 

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