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Prince Edward, the Queen's youngest son, and Sophie Rhys-Jones broke with tradition on their big day in June 1999, and served guests a buffet lunch.

The Russian-inspired menu using fresh, seasonal British produce included coulibiac (salmon en croute with spinach and pilaf rice), smoked haddock and beef stroganoff.

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It was accompanied by strawberries, which, at the time, would have been quite a novelty to have off-season in November.

Food rationing was still in place in Britain after the war, so the ingredients for Queen Elizabeth’s wedding cake were donated by the Australian Girl Guide Association and flown over from the other side of the world – earning it the nickname ‘the 10,000 mile cake’.

Despite having just 20 guests at their ceremony in France (Edward's family were forbidden from attending), the couple had a seven-tier wedding cake.

A slice of the cake was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1998 for nearly $30,000 (£21,500).

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles opted for traditional British dishes following their civil ceremony in 2005.

Their low-key celebration included mini Cornish pasties, vegetable tartlets and open sandwiches like egg and cress on granary bread, smoked salmon on brown bread and roast venison with Balmoral redcurrant and port jelly on white bread.An estimated 750 million people around the world watched as Prince Charles married Lady Diana at St Paul's Cathedral in July 1982.Around 120 guests were invited to the light three-course wedding breakfast, which included quenelle of brill in lobster sauce, Princess of Wales chicken (chicken breast stuffed with lamb mousse) and strawberries with Cornish cream.Queen Elizabeth (then Princess) and Phillip Mountbatten’s post-war wedding was far more modest.The pair tied the knot in November 1947 during a time of austerity in the U. There was a fish starter, named filet de sole Mountbatten after the groom, which was followed by partridge casserole.Their four-course banquet featured dishes named after members of the family, which has now become traditional for royal weddings.

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