Prince Louis was christened yesterday at St James’s Palace by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
His christening was attended by senior-ranking rankings including Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The Middletons were also all in attendance, along with Prince Louis’ new godparents.
But it wasn’t just any cake the couple were serving at the afternoon tea, they served up slices of their seven-year-old wedding cake.
Prince Louis christening: Kate Middleton and Prince William served guests their seven-year-old wedding cake
While the Duchess of Cambridge is known for reusing her outfits, she isn’t as well known for reusing food.
The cake choice was announced on the official royal website, reading: “Following the service, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will give a private tea at Clarence House.
“Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake.”
The fruit cake was originally baked for the Duke and Duchess’ wedding back in 2011.
Prince Louis’ christening was the fourth time the cake was eaten, on separate occasions first at their wedding, then again at each one of their three children’s christenings.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge served their seven-year-old wedding cake to guests
Kate and William’s wedding cake was designed by Fiona Cairns
According to The Mirror, it is “normally traditional for couples to save a tier to serve at their first child’s christening, but the Cambridges have done it for all three of their children.”
It wasn’t the only tradition the royal couple chose to stick to for Louis’ christening, also using the historic £11,447 Lily Font.
The cake was originally baked for the couple’s 2011 nuptials, designed by Fiona Cairns.
It was made up of 17 individual fruit cakes and had eight tiers, decorated with around 900 flowers and leaves using cream and white icing.
The garlands around the cake were chosen to match the room where the cake was displayed, which was the Picture Room in Buckingham Palace.
Prince Louis’ christening took place yesterday at St James’s Palace
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also gave away slices of their wedding cake to wedding guests
Along with cake, outfits and designers, Kate also reused Prince Louis’ christening gown, having previously dressed both Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3 in it.
Still intact after eating the seven-year-old cake, Kate was out today attending a service at Westminster Abbey to commemorate 100 years of the RAF.
The Duchess joined William, along with Prince Charles and Camilla and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who were all present at yesterday’s christening.
Kate looked stunning in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen icy blue dress, one of her favourite designers.
She finished the look with a detailed Sean Barrett hat in the same shade of blue.