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Camilla to plant "wedding cake" tree

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visits Villa des Arts Rabat on April 4, 2011, in Rabat, Morocco. Camilla. Getty

(CBS) To commemorate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, William's stepmother, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will plant a wedding cake tree.

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The BBC reports that the duchess will plant a sapling at St. Mary's Church in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, on May 3. Prince William and Middleton are set to marry on April 29.

The tree is called "wedding cake" because it resembles a wedding cake when its white flowers are in bloom. The tree, a Cornus controversa, is a dogwood and originates in east Asia.

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