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Detail from a portrait of the marriage of Princess Helena

The history of Royal weddings as seen through items in the Royal Collection

A pair of white porcelain Wedding Cake ornaments 1923

RCIN 55090

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These wedding cake ornaments were part of the cake for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York in 1923, the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The two winged putti hold wedding rings.

The cake itself was made by McVitie and Price, had four tiers at nearly 3 metres high and weighed over 350kg.