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Boxed piece of cake from Charles and Diana’s 1981 royal wedding fetches pretty penny at auction

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This slice of royal history will cost you dearly.

One boxed piece of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana‘s 1981 royal wedding sold at auction for $1,375.

A single bidder bought the item last week with a bid price of $1,100 plus “buyer’s premium” from Los Angeles-based Nate D. Sanders Auctions. The item was listed as:

Slice of wedding cake from the Royal wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, held on 29 July 1981. Cake comes inside cardboard presentation box, with heraldic badge and silver lettering that reads, ”CD / BUCKINGHAM PALACE / 29TH JULY 1981”. Cake is wrapped in original doilies and comes with card that reads, ”With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses / The Prince & Princess of Wales”. Box measures 3” x 4.25” x 1”. Very good condition.


The New York Daily News described the confection as “a classic British fruitcake with cream cheese frosting.” Aged 34 years, even a fruitcake may not pass the edibility test after all that time.

Strangely, there’s a market for famous wedding cakes: a slice of Princess Kate and Prince William’s cake from 2011 sold for over $4,000 just two years later, the News reported.  Imagine what that could be worth in 2045!

Steve Berman


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