Claxton fruitcake company remembers British wedding tradition

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - People watching the Royal Wedding on Saturday were able to take a glimpse into the traditions of British nobility. However, this year, Harry and Meghan chose to break one tradition by not including fruitcake in their royal wedding cake.

CNN reported the couple chose a lemon elderflower cake, which incorporated the bright flavors of spring, instead of a fruitcake.

Some say fruitcake was chosen years ago because it stays fresh for a longer period of time, giving the bakers time to bake the cake and decorate it

"All of the fruit in the cake is candied – the pineapple, you have cherries...so it will preserve the cake," said Ralph Bradley of Claxton Fruitcake.

Though the newlyweds chose to throw out the fruitcake, people in Georgia can still get a bit for themselves at Claxton Fruitcake.

"They have tiers of fruitcake and they cover it with the marzipan icing as their wedding cake. So, it's just a tradition. An English tradition," said Paula Claxton, owner of Claxton Fruitcake.

If you want to live the royal lifestyle, you may just want to head over to Claxton, where the fruitcake is served year-round.

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