This tradition followed in another generation when Prince William and Kate Middleton served fruit cake at their wedding. However Prince Harry and Megan Marckle broke the tradition (of most royals) instead of the traditional fruitcake, they chose an elderflower sponge cake.
But then there are some tall tales out there, such as the 108 year old cake that Pierre Girard uses as a centerpiece on his holiday table.
In an article entitled “Stop making fun of fruitcake!” Erika Janik said “Despite what you see in grocery stores, candied fruits in unnatural colors are not obligatory and should, in my opinion, be avoided. Naturally sweet, dried fruits are the key.”