EntertainmentThe Queen to celebrate special milestone – and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding cake designer will play a part
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While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are most certainly currently in a new parental state of bliss with their newborn son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, there were some that didn't think they would make it to this point.
May has been an exciting time for the Queen, with the arrival of her latest great-grandchild Archie at the beginning of the month, followed by the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston over the weekend.
And the celebrations will continue next week, when the Queen helps mark Sainsbury's 150th anniversary with a special cake created by baker Claire Ptak – who was behind the culinary centrepiece for the wedding day of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. On Wednesday, the Queen will visit a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores in Covent Garden, London, and will cut into a specially-created citrus and blossom cake.
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During her visit, the Queen will also meet Sainsbury's employees and will be given an insight into the history of the supermarket. Baker Claire, meanwhile, has spoken out of her excitement at being part of such a special occasion. She said: "It is yet another great honour to be chosen to make such an important cake for an iconic British brand. Sainsbury's pioneered the sale of butter in this country along with milk, eggs and crème fraiche. These are all ingredients that we take for granted today but that we could not bake without."
For Prince Harry and Meghan's big day in 2018, Claire baked them a layered lemon and elderflower cake. The baker and her team of six bakers spent five days working in the kitchens at Buckingham Palace to produce the special cake, using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, including a cordial made using elderflower from the Queen's Sandringham Estate. Some 200 Amalfi lemons were used in the recipe, as well as ten bottles of Sandringham Elderflower Cordial, 20kgs of butter, 20 kgs of flour, 20kgs of sugar and 500 organic eggs from Suffolk.
Pippa and first guests arrive for the third royal wedding in a year that will see the Queen's cousin Lady Gabriella Windsor marry financier at Windsor Castle in service that Her Majesty will attend
Lady Gabriella, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, will marry Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor - the third royal wedding at the venue in less than a year.
Harry and Meghan were hands-on with the process, sampling a number of different lemon and elderflower cakes. "They loved it. They tried quite a collection," Claire said at the time. "What they said to me is that they really loved the idea of the seasonality and the freshness."
Pictures: The many hats of Queen Elizabeth II
At King's College in London, England (2019)
On Commonwealth Day in London (2019)
At King's Bruton School in Somerset, England (2019)
At the Church of St Mary Magdalene on Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England (2018)
At the opening of the Queen Elizabeth II Center in London (2018)
At the Trooping the Colour parade in London (2018)
Outside St Peter and Paul Church in Norfolk (2018)
At St George's Chapel in Windsor, England (2018)
At The Royal Academy of Arts in London (2018)
At Hull Railway Station in Kingston upon Hull, England (2017)
At The Queen's Baton Relay in London (2017)
At The Prince's Trust Centre in London (2016)
At the Royal Ascot Meeting in Berkshire, England (2015)
On a state visit to Germany (2015)
At Broadway Theatre in Barking, England (2015)
At Royal Ascot in Berkshire (2015)
At a Christmas Day Service on the Sandringham Estate (2015)
At Royal Ascot (2015)
At the opening of a charity in London (2013)
At Royal Ascot (2013)
On a Diamond Jubilee visit to Nottingham, England (2012)
In Aberdeenshire, Scotland (2012)
On a visit to the Isle of Wight (2012)
At Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin, Ireland (2011)
In Anglesey, Wales (2011)
In London (2010)
In Muscat, Oman (2010)
In Essex, England (2010)
During a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London (2010)
At Castle Douglas in Scotland (2010)
At Chester Racecourse in Chester, England (2010)
At Royal Ascot (2008)
On her 80th birthday in Edinburgh, Scotland (2006)
In London (2006)
At the Istana in Singapore (2006)
On National Commemoration Day in London (2005)
At the Royal Horse Show in Windsor, England (2004)
In Windsor (2004)
At the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival in Cheltenham, England (2003)
In London (2002)
In Wales (1977)
On a state visit to Luxembourg (1976)
Spanish politician looks very similar to Duchess Meghan as she introduces her own newborn.
Spanish politician Begona Villacis, 40, has been compared to the Duchess of Sussex after stepping out in a white coat that looked just like one worn by the royal. Madrid mayoral candidate Begona Villacis, 40, donned the trench as she introduced her newborn daughter to the public on election day last Sunday - just weeks after Meghan wore a similar ensemble for her first photo call with baby Archie.
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