Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen pastry chef Claire Ptak to make their wedding cake, Kensington Palace has confirmed.
They have asked Claire Ptak to create a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright colours of spring. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said that they are looking forward to sharing the cake with their guests at their wedding.
Meghan Markle previously interviewed Claire Ptak for her former lifestyle website The Tig. Claire Ptak focuses on using seasonal and organic ingredients in her cakes. She is currently London-based with her bakery called Violet Bakery but is originally from Californa in the United States. She is also the author of the Violet Bakery Cookbook.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married on 19 May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. The ceremony starts at noon and is expected to last around an hour. The Dean of Windsor, the Rt. Revd. David Conner, will conduct the service with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, officiating as the couple make their vows. Ahead of the wedding, Meghan has been baptised and confirmed into the Church of England.
Harry and Meghan have also confirmed that they will invite members of the public into the precincts of Windsor Castle to share their big day. The 2,640 who are asked in will see the bride, groom and their guests arrive and depart from the ceremony. The happy couple’s first royal outing as man and wife will see them take a carriage ride through Windsor. The couple’s guests from their wedding ceremony will enjoy a reception at St. George’s Hall, Windsor in the afternoon. In the evening, the Prince of Wales will host a second reception for Harry and Meghan, which will see them continue their celebrations with family and friends.