Chelsea Pensioners first to see special Royal Wedding Cake replica

The Chelsea Pensioners have had the pleasure to be among the first to see a very special wedding cake produced to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage.

The 9ft high, 500lb wedding cake is revealed in its entirety on ITV's A Very Royal Wedding (Monday 30th October, 9pm). Contructed on site at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the cake is a replica of the one made for the Royal Wedding itself in 1947, and has been produced by bakers at the Le Cordon Bleu London.

On seeing the cake for the first time, Chelsea Pensioner Dewi Treharne said: "It's fantastic - the moment you first see the cake, you're in complete awe. I've seen the photos of the original cake and it is almost identical! It really gives a sense of the occasion it must have been. It's a very fitting tribute and I'm very proud the Chelsea Pensioners were able to see up close here at our home, the Royal Hospital Chelsea." 

 

Royal Hospital Chelsea Newsletter

Stay up to date with what's going on at The Royal Hospital by signing up for our e‑newsletter.

News

View the archive

Chelsea Pensioners at the Lord Mayor's Show 2017

The Chelsea Pensioners will be taking part in the annual Lord Mayor's Show in London this year, to celebrate their 325th anniversary.

RHC Matron on judging panel at 3rd Sector Care Awards 2017

Royal Hospital Chelsea Matron, Susan Williams joins expert panel of judges at the 3rd Sector Care Awards 2017

Twitter

Follow @RHChelsea