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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are breaking royal tradition with their wedding cake

And there’s a very sweet reason behind their unconventional choice.

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are breaking royal tradition and throwing protocol out the window -- in more ways than one.
From their casual proposal to their first-joint interview (in which the actress spoke as much as, if not more than, the prince) and their insistent hand-holding (the horror!), it's clear these two are determined to carve their own path.
And they won't be putting down their picks, forks and shovels for the wedding day.
The Daily Telegraph report the couple, who announced their engagement last week, are planning on marking their big day with a wedding cake made from bananas.
Of course, members of the royal family traditionally serve fruit cake at their weddings because it lasts long enough to be served at the christening of the couple's first child.
"This will be the first royal wedding cake made from bananas," a source close to the couple told the publication.
There's a couple of reasons for their unconventional choice...
First, Harry loves "anything with banana." And secondly, it's a reference to his relationship with Meghan, who shared a sweet photo of two bananas spooning just hours after their budding romance was confirmed in late October of last year.
Naturally, the image threw royal watchers into a tizzy as they imagined the cryptic image as a digital love letter of sorts.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- Harry's brother and sister-in-law -- followed tradition for their royal wedding cake, asking local baker Fiona Cairns to create an eight-tiered fruitcake masterpiece.
Kate asked that Cairns use flowers symbolising the four nations of the United Kingdom -- roses for England, thistle for Scotland, daffodils for Wales, and shamrocks for Ireland. And, in honour of her now-husband, the cake incorporated the flower Sweet William.
The beloved couple did, however, chose to bend the rules ever so slightly with a chocolate biscuit cake for the prince's groom's cake.
Although they chose to follow tradition, William and Kate's wedding cake held beautiful significance for the couple. Here, cake-maker Fiona Cairns shows of the masterpiece.
The beloved couple threw a lavish wedding reception at Buckingham Palace on 29 April 2011.
Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, are set to marry at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018.
The exciting details were announced during a special briefing at Buckingham Palace.
"Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry, and he and Ms. Markle have regularly spent time there during the last year," the couple's spokesman said. "They are delighted that the beautiful grounds of Windsor Castle will be where they begin their lives as a married couple."
WATCH: All the best moments from Harry and Meghan's first joint interview. Post continues…
Will a roast chicken be part of their menu, too?
The venue is a relatively low-key choice (by royal standards, of course!), which stands in stark contrast to the pomp and pageantry of royal weddings past -- particularly that of William and Kate, who married in the grandeur of Westminster Abbey.
Nonetheless, it's still a popular choice.
Harry's father, the Prince of Wales, wed the Duchess of Cornwall at St. George's in a "service of blessing" in April 2005. It was also chosen for the nuptials of Harry's cousin, Peter Phillips, and Autumn Kelly in 2008, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex in 1999.
Charles and Camilla wed at St. George's in a "service of blessing" in April 2005.
St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle is pictured here during the annual Order of the Garter Ceremony.
The spokesman added that the duo "want the day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations" and will work through ideas for how this might be achieved.
With this in mind, it's likely that their nuptials will be televised.
We can hardly wait!
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