Monday, April 29, 2013

Gifts of Grandeur: A Delicious Souvenir of the Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Silver Box Containing a Piece of
Queen Victoria abd Prince Albert's Wedding Cake
Silver, Fruit cake
The Royal Collection

Tomorrow, we're going to have a theme day based around this week's treat of the week.

So, in its spot, let's keep up with our "Royal Wedding" theme with a special historical treat.

Keeping a piece of the wedding cake in the freezer to enjoy on one’s first anniversary is a common practice. Keeping a piece of the wedding cake forever is a little more unusual these days, but if you’re the Queen and Prince Consort of the British Empire, then, it’s certainly a charming idea.

A square of the wedding cake from the Wedding Breakfast of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert has been preserved in this simple silver box upon which the date of the wedding, February 10, 1840 has been engraved.

The wedding breakfast was not technically a breakfast, nor was it even a brunch. It was more of a late lunch than anything. Following the wedding ceremony at 2:00 in the afternoon, members of the wedding party and special guests were invited to the lavish “breakfast” at Buckingham Palace. 

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