Want to eat like a royal? The kitchen staff at Buckingham Palace are sharing all the details of Meghan and Harry's wedding cakes - because, of course, there will be more than one.

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Claire Ptak and her team at Buckingham Palace have started to create three cakes for the wedding.

The cake is a lemon sponge, with an elderflower syrup, featuring Amalfi lemon curd and covered with a Swiss Meringue elderflower buttercream.

"The buttercream is sweet and the lemon curd is very tart, so you get a very lovely thing happening when you take a bite, which is to get all of these flavours and sensations perfectly balanced," Ptak explained.

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Ingredients

  • 20kgs of flour
  • 20kgs of sugar
  • 10 bottles of Sandringham Elderflower Cordial
  • 200 Amalfi lemons
  • 500 organic eggs from Suffolk (I'm sure Tesco's eggs will do the job too)
  • 20kgs of butter

The finishing touches will be applied on Saturday morning at Windsor Castle - no pressure, Claire!

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The royal family have a history of impressive wedding cakes. Their official Instagram page shared the above photo, with the below message:

"Wedding cakes have been a tradition since Queen Victoria's day. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s cake had three tiers and weighed 300 pounds. There were even decorations including busts of the couple on the top tier."

"Since then designs have evolved but the significance of the wedding cake has remained the same. 

"Wedding cakes made for a Royal couple are usually large enough to 2,000 people, with slices packaged up and sent to charities and organisations close to them as well as served up to the guests in attendance."