No English wedding fruitcake for HRH Prince Edward and Miss Sofie Rhys-Jones after their wedding on June 19, 1999. They selected a 7 tier Devil's food cake for their official cake that was topped with tennis rackets in a nod to the fundraiser where they met. The 10 ft creation took baker Linda Fripp and her staff 515 hours to create. Continuing to break with tradition, the Royal couple cut their cake PRIOR to serving dinner, something that is downright twenty first century.
On this day 19th June, 1999 The wedding of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (the fourth and youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh) and Sophie Rhys-Jones. The wedding took place at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Staying cool: Sophie picks extra wide-leg white trousers in Gibraltar heat... but they aren't very flattering from behind
Prince Edward and Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones announced their engagement on 6 January 1999 and were married at St George's Chapel, Windsor, on 19 June 1999. Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones is the only daughter of Mr Christopher Rhys-Jones and the late Mrs Rhys-Jones