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Did Camilla’s cake help England win the Cricket World Cup?

There’s no official word on whether she baked it herself. However, as England’s cricketers took part in a nail biting final in a World Cup on home soil, the Duchess of Cornwall had afternoon tea well and truly sorted. Those taking part in this instant classic of a match became the proud recipients of a rather spectacular cake sent to them by none other than Camilla herself.

The baked tribute to the World Cup competition clearly worked some kind of magic for England as they pulled a win from the jaws of defeat by scraping out enough runs to tie the game before claiming their first ever win in the competition in a Super Over.

The gift came with a hand written note which read ”I hope this cake will bowl you over”. The message was signed ”With my very best wishes, Camilla”. But this is one treat that England will have to share as the duchess actually intended the cake to be a gift for both teams with New Zealand’s cap and players represented on the confection alongside those of their rivals.

There were more royal words of congratulations for the team as they were presented with the actual trophy by the Duke of York. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh sent a message to mark their victory. And this was clearly not a pre-written statement, set to go should the win come in. The royal couple (Philip is known to be a cricket fan) were clearly glued to the game judging by the Queen’s message as she wrote ”Prince Philip and I send our warmest congratulations to the England Men’s Cricket team after such a thrilling victory in today’s World Cup Final.” The note concluded “I also extend my commiserations to the runners-up New Zealand, who competed so admirably in today’s contest and throughout the tournament.”

The tournament has enjoyed plenty of royal support over the past six weeks. The Duke of Sussex attended the opening match which took place at The Oval on May 30th 2019 while the Earl of Wessex was at Lord’s at the end of June to see England play Australia. But it’s Camilla’s cake that is the real showstopper when it comes to royal support. It’s one of England’s biggest sporting successes of recent years and the Duchess of Cornwall has ensured it really does taste sweet.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.