Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Want a Banana Wedding Cake

The fruit apparently holds significant meaning for the couple.

Now that their engagement is official, plans for Meghan and Harry's royal wedding are starting to be revealed. The date's been set and so has the place: all eyes will turn to Windsor Castle come May 2018, and now smaller details are being made public as well.

According to the Telegraph, the royal couple will have a banana-flavored wedding cake. "This will be the first royal wedding cake made from bananas," the British paper's source reported.

Apparently, Prince Harry loves bananas just as much as he loves roast chicken. The fruit reportedly acts "as a symbol for [the couple's] affection" (whatever that means). Markle posted the below photo of bananas "spooning" on Instagram back in October of 2016 with the caption "Sleep tight xx," a message many royal watchers cite as her first public (albeit cryptic) acknowledgment of their relationship.

Perhaps, Harry's affinity for the fruit should come as no surprise. Former royal chef Darren McGrady previously shared that Harry has been a fan of banana-flavored desserts since he was a small child. In an interview with Hello magazine, McGrady, who cooked for Harry until the death of his mother in 1997, said he and his brother Prince William both "loved banana flan, anything with banana really, banana ice cream."

Unlike American wedding cakes, the top tier of British wedding cakes is traditionally what we think of as a Christmas-style fruit cake, so it will last long enough to be served at the couple's first child's christening, making the banana cake something of a departure from the norm.

But Meghan and Harry wouldn't be the first to break the mold. At their reception in 2011, Will and Kate served a groom's cake made of chocolate biscuits in addition to a traditional eight-tiered wedding cake.

Kensington Palace has yet to comment on the cake flavor, though in an earlier statement about the wedding, they did say, "This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters of the Bride and Groom."


Maybe they were talking about the bananas.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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