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What Harry and Meghan’s cake tells us about east London’s hipster takeover

The relationship between privation and poshness has reached a royal climax

By Dave Hill   May 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a Royal visit to Nottingham. Photo: M6027D/EMPICS Entertainment

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s choice of an east London small business to make their wedding cake brings a long-term relationship between poshness and privation to a kind of royal climax. When the betrothed picked Violet, a café and bakery on a fairly quiet street at the edge of Dalston in Hackney to produce the star patisserie for their big day, it was a symbolic consummation of what some see as wholesome progress and others as…

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