Just over a year ago, a cryptic Instagram post by Suits actress Meghan Markle caused the world to go into meltdown, when it was revealed that she had been secretly dating Prince Harry for three months.
The post in question – which along with the rest of her recent social media activity was dissected by avid royal fans – showed two bananas spooning, with the caption ‘sleep tight’. It was widely speculated that it was a message to her transatlantic beau, who was soon to confirm the relationship in a statement from Kensington Palace begging for the media to honour her privacy.
Now, according to The Telegraph, it has been revealed that bananas will play a part in their upcoming nuptials, with their wedding cake reportedly set to be banana-flavoured. ‘This will be the first royal wedding cake made from bananas,’ a source told the newspaper.
Prince Harry’s fondness for the fruit has been documented before, with his former chef Darren McGrady revealing that he and William liked banana-flavoured everything, in particular a caramel and banana cake that he used to make for them as boys.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also eschewed tradition for their wedding cake, choosing a chocolate-biscuit top layer in lieu of the classic fruit cake one. Traditionally, a couple saves the top layer – usually fruit cake – to serve at the Christening of their first child. Fruit cake is chosen because it lasts longer. In America, where Meghan is from, it is more common to have a sponge cake.
While wedding planning is no doubt in the early stages, here’s what we do know: the ceremony will take place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor sometime in May, and will be televised. There won’t be a bank holiday (boo!) but Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be involved, according to the Sunday Times, as they have met Meghan several times.