Prince Charles: Princess Diana’s baker reveals wedding ‘request’
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The baker that created Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s five-tier wedding cake has revealed the last-minute request from Charles. Speaking on Sunrise, David Avery reflected upon his role in the lavish wedding, after landing the job as a head baker of the Royal Naval Cookery School. The former navy baker was tasked with the job of making the cake because of Charles’ military career.
After getting the go-ahead from Princess Di on the design of the cake, David and his team got to work.
Days later, when the cake was completed, he received a phone call saying that Prince Charles was “not happy: “Because I talked to Diana and showed her the blueprint, she said everything was fine.
“She wanted a wedding cake, not a monument, so she was quite happy.”
“On the Monday, I got a phone call saying that Prince Charles hadn’t got his red dragon badge on there, so we had to put that on one of the tiers.’
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The fruitcake stood around five feet tall, weighing over 200 pounds, and was decorated in flowers and the couple’s initials.
The red dragon badge was to symbolise Charles’s title of Prince of Wales, given to him as the heir to the throne.
Prince Charles has always considered his position as Prince of Wales very important and made sure to highlight his link to the UK nation on several occasions.
To connect more with the Welsh people, during his second year at University, Charles attended the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth.
He studied Welsh history and language for a term before returning to the University of Cambridge to secure his 2:2 Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970.
This August, a 40-year-old slice of wedding cake from Diana and Charles’ wedding was auctioned off at an eye-watering £1,850.
It was expected to raise just £500 but auctioneers said they were “amazed” at the interest.
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Charles’ second wedding to Camilla Parker-Bowles also had a fruitcake as the wedding cake.
The Prince’s royal crests, sugar roses, leeks, daffodils, thistles, and the letter C, representing both Charles and Camilla, also featured on the much smaller square, two-layer cake.
The pair married in 2005 in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall before the Queen held a service of prayer and dedication at St George’s Chapel.
Her Majesty, as the Head of the Church of England, did not attend the ceremony as the institution did not recognise as valid the marriage of divorced people.
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