Our interest in the Royal Wedding cake is well documented! I am sure you can imagine our ‘cake’ excitement, and the anticipation, as the day grew near. The Royal Wedding was a visual delight from the moment the coverage commenced. The bride, the groom, the wedding dress, Harry, Pippa, Westminster Abbey, the carriage, the flowers, the trees, the streets lined with well wishers…
Personally I had another reason to be excited about this Royal Wedding. I have a lovely friend called Ali Louis who is a talented musician and plays the Oboe for the London Chamber Orchestra. The London Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1921, is the longest established professional chamber orchestra in the UK. Recognition for the orchestra has included invitations to perform for HM The Queen at Kew Palace and at Clarence House for the orchestra’s Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. The orchestra played at the wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton, Ali played the Oboe … what an honour to be part of such an magnificent historic occasion!
As a gift of thanks Ali was sent a thank you card and a peice of wedding cake, beautifully wrapped and encased in an embossed tin. So, by Royal appointment we gathered at our favourite cafe in Wendover, Whitewaters Deli & Cafe, to hear about her day and to view this special Royal gift.
The cake was presented in the most stunning tin. The design of the tin was a collaboration between respected product designer Peter Windett and Caligraphy and Heraldic artist Sally Mangum.
Ali, I congratulate you on this career highlight. Thank you for sharing your Royal story and for showing me, and letting me photograph you with your Royal gifts.
What a joy!