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30. Royals Eat Wedding Cake At Christenings
When you go to a royal christening, you wouldn't expect to eat seven-year-old cake, would you? Surely the monarchy could afford a new confection to serve its guests? But that's exactly what happened at Prince Louis’ 2018 christening, at St James’ Palace in London. Prince William and Kate Middleton served cake from seven years earlier.

That might sound a bit odd, but it's part of a British tradition, where you serve cake from your wedding day during a child's christening. The fruit cake was saved from the royal couple's 2011 nuptials and doused in brandy to keep it in tact. The same cake was also served at Prince George's and Princess Charlotte's christenings in 2013 and 2015. 

While this first started as a royal tradition, it has now become a nationwide custom. According to Kylie Carlson, the director of the International Academy of Wedding & Event Planning, the three tiers of wedding cakes have specific purposes now. "The bottom is meant for eating at the ceremony, while the middle is to be served after the event," she told Today Food. "The top tier is then preserved for the couple's first child's christening." It's a sweet way to honor your marriage and growing family — pun intended!