The regal taste of love. Wedding planning has officially kicked off for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, as well as the British Royal Family, and one of the decisions the dynamic duo will make—like The Knot couples—is selecting a wedding cake flavor and style.
According to The Telegraph, the two may have already narrowed their particular palette preference. A source close to the couple told the paper on Monday, December 4, that the confection itself will be comprised of bananas, the first royal wedding cake to be made from the fruit if that is the case.
The same source told the outlet that the prince loves “anything with banana,” which could be a subtle nod to Markle’s Instagram post from October 2016 of two bananas spooning.
Darren McGrady—who was previously the personal chef to Princes William and Harry for 15 years, in addition to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana—has shared in the past that the brothers were fans of bananas and select comfort food (which is hardly a surprise given their outspokenness about roasted chicken) as children.
“They could have chocolate, there weren’t special treats because if the boys were home, the Princess wanted to spoil them,” McGrady told Hello! in 2016. “They liked comfort food dishes. They loved banana flan, anything with banana really, banana ice cream. They loved things like mixed grills, burgers, pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken and cream chicken sauce… They were royal children but they still had children’s palates.”
McGrady also considered himself a close friend of the late Princess Diana after serving as her personal chef for years. “I was watching Harry at the Invictus Games and read the interviews where he said he doesn’t remember a great deal about his mum. I’d love to sit down with him some time and talk to him and let him know what she was really like,” he said in the same interview last year. “She absolutely adored the two of them. She would be so thrilled right now with both of them, especially with Harry, with his charity work. He’s his mother’s son; you can see that in the way he acts naturally with young kids. He’s just incredible… We just need to find him a bride now!”
Indeed, he proposed to the Suits star in early November. Harry and Markle will marry in May 2018, at Windsor Castle.