Princess Eugenie breaks royal tradition with her wedding cake


Princess Eugenie's wedding is just four days away!

The 28-year-old royal will marry fiance Jack Brooksbank in an ITV-televised event on October 12 at St. George's Chapel, the same place that cousin Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan wed back in May.

Buckingham Palace has been busy organizing the royal nuptials down to the last detail, including the cake! It was announced this past week that Eugenie and Jack have selected their cake — and their choice in flavor has broken years upon years of royal tradition.

"The couple have asked London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot to make their wedding cake," wrote the palace in a tweet. "Miss Cabot, who was discovered by The Couple through @TheDukeOfYork @pitchatpalace, will design a red velvet and chocolate cake, inspired by the rich colours of autumn! #RoyalWedding."

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Traditionally, royals opt for a multi-layered holiday-style fruit cake. Because fruit cake stays fresh for so long, royal bakers have months to create the elaborate wedding dessert. Princess Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Prince William all chose the cake for their nuptials — it's been reported that Charles' is still edible after nearly two decades.

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However, in an (unsurprising) modern twist, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan selected a spring-inspired lemon elderflower cake with buttercream.

For more on the upcoming royal wedding, watch the video above!

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