Lilibet’s first birthday cake featured a special nod to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day

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Royal fans went wild when Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex released photos of their daughter Lilibet to mark her first birthday.

It was also revealed by a Sussex spokesperson that close friends and family were invited to a “casual, intimate backyard picnic” at Harry and Meghan’s UK residence Frogmore Cottage.

Of course the birthday girl was treated to a lavish cake but the story behind it is especially sweet.

Lilibet’s first birthday was celebrated at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Frogmore Cottage residence.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s spokesperson revealed that baker Claire Ptak from East London’s Violet Bakery created a special cake for Lilibet and if you thought that name rang a bell, it certainly does.

Claire was the baker responsible for Harry and Meghan’s non-traditional wedding cake back and she made a nod to the 2018 cake for their daughter’s.

“It was an absolute pleasure to make this special cake last week for Lilibet’s birthday. Wishing her a very happy year ahead!” Claire penned on the Violet Cakes Instagram account.

“The inside was the Amalfi lemon and elderflower cake I created for the Duke and Duchess’s wedding in 2018, but this time we covered it with a strawberry buttercream specially for Lilibet. 💕”

“It was an absolute pleasure to make this special cake last week for Lilibet’s birthday. Wishing her a very happy year ahead!”

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A special strawberry buttercream for the birthday girl!

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Though Claire is based in the UK, Meghan had a pre-Harry connection to her that dates back to 2015 when she interviewed Claire over email for her lifestyle blog The Tig.

In January 2018, Claire was invited to an initial meeting with Meghan at Kensington Palace, just two months after the couple announced their engagement and brought along six different flavours of cake with her.

“During the meeting Meghan said, ‘You know, we want you to do it. I think they really knew what they wanted, and I really admire that,” Claire recalled.

“I thought about what I would like and what was right for the month of May and they went with elderflower and lemon, which was my first choice, too.”

Claire also made Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake.

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Harry and Meghan’s non-traditional cake wasn’t the only way they broke royal protocol on their big day.

Not only did Meghan walk down a portion of the aisle by herself, but there were also some political messages in their service thanks to Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon.

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