In anticipation of Prince William and Kate Middleton's upcoming marriage, a look back at past British royal wedding celebrations, with dishes to match.

October 17, 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton, 2011

Cheer on the young couple with an irresistible chocolate cookie icebox cake similar to William's favorite.

Prince Albert (George VI) and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (The Queen Mother), 1923

Honor the Royal House of Windsor with a wonderful consommé of prosciutto with arugula and melon.

Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Philip Mountbatten (Prince Philip) of Greece, 1947

Celebrate the reigning Queen Elizabeth II with another exceptional dessert: strawberries with buttermilk ice.

Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, 1973

For an elegant lobster dish, we like Cathal Armstrong's delicious lobster with fennel salad and tarragon dressing.

Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, 1981

At Charles and Diana's fairytale wedding, the menu included traditional strawberries with cream, brill in lobster sauce and Princess of Wales chicken (chicken stuffed with fine lamb mousse). The couple served a grand total of 27 cakes, including their official wedding cake (an ornate five-foot tall fruitcake with white icing).

Remember the "wedding of the century" with a stunning, three-tiered chocolate-hazelnut wedding cake.

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