Royal Wedding Watch: The Groom’s Cake Will Be Chocolatey

The royal wedding of Prince William and the future Princess Catherine is just 31 days away. From the daily barrage of tabloid folly,’s Royal Watcher in London plucks the best for your wedding crib notes.

• Man cake anyone? Yes, Kate and Prince William have chosen to serve not one but two types of cake to celebrate their union. The first, as previously announced, will be a traditional white tower of saccharine goodness. The second and latest buttery addition, meanwhile, will be the groom’s cake, which will provide a less formal option for guests. Prince William is said to have “chosen an old family favourite, made of McVite’s Rich Tea biscuits and chocolate.” This announcement has prompted the debate on who influenced this revelation: is a groom’s cake an American tradition or a British one?