Monday, 19 May 2014

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, having married on Nov. 20, 1947. Here’s a look back at the happy couple through the years:
Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Wedding cake on November 20, 1947 was a four-tier, ten foot high confection. It was made with ingredients given by Australian Girl Guides. The wedding cake was cut using The Duke’s Mountbatten sword. After the wedding, pieces of cake were given to schoolchildren and institutions.

Prince Charles and Diana had 27 wedding cakes! The official wedding cake was quite the feat by the naval armed forces pastry chef David Avery. As was done for Diana & Charles’ wedding, but unlike most couples, the royal bride and groom will have two identical cakes, this is a precaution in case one is damaged.

At Queen Elizabeth’s wedding in 1947, she had twelve wedding cakes. The one she cut at her reception measured nine feet tall & weighed 500 pounds. It arrived in a large van accompanied by two motorcycle escorts.

Queen Victoria’s wedding cake was three yards wide & weighted 300 pounds!


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