Chefs from the Welsh National Culinary Team have been commissioned to bake a cake to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Welsh team manager Graham Tinsley, executive chef at Carden Park Country Hotel near Chester and a director of the Castle Hotel Conwy, wrote to St James's Palace in December and offered to bake a wedding cake when the wedding was announced.
"We are delighted and honoured that our offer has been accepted. With Prince William being stationed on Anglesey with the RAF search and rescue team and, apparently, going to live in North Wales with his bride following the wedding, I think it's fitting that Welsh chefs should cook a cake for them," he said.
"We haven't yet finalised the decoration, but it will be traditionally Welsh and there's a good chance that harps, dragons and the national flag will be represented."
With the couple's blessing, the cake will be donated to Centrepoint, a charity for homeless young people of which Prince William is patron.
Centrepoint chief executive Seyi Obakin said: "We are delighted to be receiving a cake from the Welsh National Culinary team. It will be a special way for young people supported by Centrepoint to be involved in our patron's wedding day celebrations."
The Welsh National Culinary Team, which won a gold medal at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg last November, is proud of its royal connections. The Prince of Wales is team patron and the chefs have cooked for him, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh several times.
By Janie Stamford
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