Royals

Own a slice of Charles and Diana’s wedding cake

Here's your chance to have your royal cake and eat it too!

A slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding is set to be auctioned later this week.

But owning this slice of royal history won’t come cheap.

Bidding for the 34-year-old piece of cake will start at US$1100 on Thursday December 14.

The cake, being sold by Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles, is enclosed in a cardboard presentation box, with silvering lettering that reads:

“CD, BUCKINGHAM PALACE, 29TH JULY 1981.”

Wrapped in doilies, the cake is described by the auction house as in “good condition”.

Buyers will have to pay more than US$1100 to own this slice of royal wedding cake.

The five-tier cake was baked by David Avery, head baker of the Naval Armed Forces at the time of the royal wedding.

It is described as “a classic British fruitcake with cream cheese frosting”.

Left: Charles & Diana’s impressive wedding cake. Right: A slice of Kate & Wills’ wedding cake sold for $4000 in 2013.

Two years ago, a piece of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding cake was sold for over US$4000.

A 1947 slice of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s wedding cake sold for more than US$750 in September this year.

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