The sweet, secret message behind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake of choice.

When it comes to weddings, there are a lot of rules one is expected to follow.

Like the bride wearing something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Or having to invite Great Aunt Mildred so as not to cause a family meltdown.

But because it’s 2017, most wedding rules are expected to be broken, depending on what the bride and groom want their day to be like.

For royals, however, there are certain wedding traditions that simply cannot be ignored.

When Prince Harry and Meghan marry next May, the Queen will be wholly responsible for sending out the invitations (not surprising, given Harry had to ask her permission to propose and she had to determine where the ceremony would take place).

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Image via Getty.

Harry will also not be able to name his big brother as his Best Man, because according to royal protocol, the position simply doesn't exist.

There is one royal rule that the newly-engaged pair are expected to break, however, and it's all to do with the first cake they cut together as a married couple.

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Traditionally, the wedding cake is a multi-tiered fruitcake, but Harry and Meghan have something else in mind... possibly because fruitcake is actually an abomination, but also because they have something else in mind.

According to The Telegraph, Harry and Meghan are hoping to serve their guests a slice of banana cake for dessert.

"I want all the bananas!" - Harry, to his baker, probably. Image via Getty.

"This will be the first royal wedding cake made from bananas", a source close to the couple told The Telegraph.

Prince Harry is said to love "anything with banana", so it's an easy choice but bananas also hold a special meaning for the loved-up pair.

As rumours of her romance with Prince Harry began to swirl last year, the 36-year-old actress posted an adorable picture of two bananas cuddling to Instagram.

Many believed it was a secret message for her royal beau, and took it as the first confirmation that the two were, in fact, together.

Harry won't be the first royal to buck wedding cake tradition: as well as serving a traditional eight-tiered fruit cake, brother Prince William and Kate Middleton served guests a cake made from chocolate biscuits at their 2011 wedding.

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