14th November 1947:  The official wedding cake for HRH Princess Elizabeth's wedding. Intricately decorated with armorial bearings of the Princess and Lieutenant Mountbatten and depicting scenes from their lives, it is nine feet high and weighs 500 pounds.  (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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The Remarkable Story Of Queen Elizabeth's Wedding Cake
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip got engaged in July 1947 and were soon married. While the dress is the central talking point for any royal wedding, the real showstopper for Elizabeth and Philip’s wedding was the cake.
Britain was still reeling from World War II, and many of the ingredients needed for the cake were unavailable. But through global cooperation and generosity, the ingredients for the enormous fruitcake were flown in from Australia and South Africa.
Frederick Schur, the chief confectioner at McVitie & Price, was the mastermind behind their magnificent nine feet tall wedding cake that weighed 500 pounds. The royal newlywed’s cake was intricately decorated, with two of the tiers depicting moments from both Philip and Elizabeth’s lives.