Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will receive a recreation of their 9ft-tall wedding cake to mark their 70th anniversary.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

The royal couple will be able to see the impressive calorific treat once again after chefs at Le Cordon Bleu spent months creating the incredible cake, which weighs 500lbs and includes 660 eggs and nearly four gallons of rum.

While it could've been their dessert for months, Elizabeth, 91, and Philip, 96, will only get to keep the top tier, with the bottom three sections heading to charities and nursing homes as well as pensioners at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, west London.

Head patisserie chef Julie Walsh admitted it was a tough task because there was no original template.

She told the Sunday Express newspaper: "The project had its challenges due to the sheer size and scale.

"Every detail had to be hand drawn to form a template because no original existed."

While the royal couple's impressive wedding cake has been recreated to mark their anniversary, the pair will not have a national celebration to see in the platinum event on November 20.

A royal source recently said: "Any celebration will be a private, family affair.

"There will be no public event."

The pair previously marked their silver, golden and diamond wedding anniversaries with national services of thanksgiving, which were held at London's Westminster Abbey.

However, a tune, 'Royal Platinum Love Song', has been composed by Russian Olga Thomas, and features Australian tenor Daniel Koek and soprano Joanna Forest, to mark the event, and double-headed platinum coins will be released.

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