This photo provided by Nate D. Sanders Auctions shows a slice of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cake and the original box from July 29, 1981.The 33-year-old slice of cake has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nate D. Sanders Auctions)
Slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake auctioned
Associated Press / 12:02 PM August 30, 2014
LOS ANGELES— A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.
The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles.
With the box was a card stating, “With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales.”
Auction house spokesman Sam Heller says the buyer is a private collector.
Although the cake came wrapped in its original wax paper, Heller says it wouldn’t be a good idea to try to eat it.
He adds, however, that there is a small but dedicated group of royal cake collectors.
Some, Heller says, have purchased cakes dating to the days of Britain’s Queen Victoria, who married in 1840.