A Look at the Most Extravagant Royal Wedding Cakes

Mar 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding cake finishing touches
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In case you don’t have the date circled on your calendar in black permanent marker and aren’t counting down the days like the rest of us, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is a mere two months away. That’s right: May 19. It’s so close, we can almost taste it. And by “it,” we obviously mean the wedding cake

Rumor has it Markle requested a banana cake be served at the wedding — making it the first royal wedding cake made from bananas according to The Telegraph

The couple loves bananas that much. According to an interview with Hello! magazine, former royal chef Darren McGrady said Prince Harry — along with this brother, the Duke of Cambridge — loved banana flan, banana ice cream, “anything with banana, really.”

Now, a banana cake doesn’t sound extravagant by any means, but it is a royal wedding, after all, so you can bet it’ll be far more extravagant than any wedding cake you’ve probably ever seen with your own two eyes.

Unless, of course, you attended the following royal weddings. Feast your eyes on the most over-the-top, stunning wedding cakes that looked almost too good to eat. 

1 /13: The Queen Mother & King George VI

The Queen Mother & King George VI wedding cake
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1/13 :The Queen Mother & King George VI

2 /13: Princess Marina of Greece & George, Duke of Kent

Princess Marina of Greece & George, Duke of Kent, wedding cake
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2/13 :Princess Marina of Greece & George, Duke of Kent

3 /13: Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip

Replica of the Royal wedding cake for Queen Elizabeth
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3/13 :Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip

4 /13: Prince Rainier of Monaco & Grace Kelly

Prince Rainier of Monaco & Grace Kelly wedding cake
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4/13 :Prince Rainier of Monaco & Grace Kelly

5 /13: Princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon

Princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon wedding cake
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5/13 :Princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon

6 /13: King Constantine & Princess Anne-Marie

King Constantine & Princess Anne-Marie wedding cake
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6/13 :King Constantine & Princess Anne-Marie

7 /13: Princess Anne & Captain Mark Phillips

Royal Wedding Cakes: Princess Anne & Captain Mark Phillips
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7/13 :Princess Anne & Captain Mark Phillips

8 /13: Queen Noor & Jordan's King Hussein

Queen Noor & Jordan's King Hussein wedding cake
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8/13 :Queen Noor & Jordan's King Hussein

9 /13: Prince Charles & Princess Diana

Prince Charles & Princess Diana wedding cake
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9/13 :Prince Charles & Princess Diana

10 /13: Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson

Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson wedding cake
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10/13 :Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson

11 /13: Crown Princess Victoria & Daniel Westling

Crown Princess Victoria & Daniel Westling wedding cake
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11/13 :Crown Princess Victoria & Daniel Westling

12 /13: Prince William & Kate Middleton

Prince William & Kate Middleton wedding cake
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12/13 :Prince William & Kate Middleton

13 /13: Prince Albert of Monaco & Charlene Wittstock

Prince Albert of Monaco & Charlene Wittstock wedding cake
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13/13 :Prince Albert of Monaco & Charlene Wittstock