Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s wedding cake slice sold at auction for well over a thousand dollars. The cake slice is a souvenir from one of the most-watched weddings in history.
The 33-year-old slice of British royal history made sold for $1,375.
Charles and Diana married on July 29, 1981. The Telegraph reports that the celebration piece was sold online by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles. Prince of Wales feathers and a monogram of “CD” decorated the box with the cake still contained in wax paper. A private collector purchased the cake and was warned not to eat it.
A card came with the cake reading, “With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales.”
Sam Heller, spokesman for the auction house, says that there’s a “small, but dedicated group of royal cake collectors.” He adds that some had purchased cakes that date as far back to the times of Queen Victoria when she married in 1840.
The report goes on to say that six years ago, another slice of royal cake sold for about $1,830. It didn’t come from the five-tier cake that Prince Charles and Princess Diana had, however. It was from one of 22 others distributed among the royal staff.
“Clean lines and sparse adornment” were more “vogue” when the Prince and Princess of Wales got married, according to Saveur. As can be seen in the image above, the royal wedding cake had a very uniform look and structure to it.
The cake was made by Belgian cake baker, S.G. Sender. He kept a tight-lipped secret on the recipe and what ingredients that all went into making the historical cake. It’s known that Diana celebrated over fruitcake, according to the report.
News of the royal wedding cake slice selling at auction emerges over the seventeenth anniversary weekend since Princess Diana’s death on August 31, 1997. The beloved people’s princess died in a tragic car wreck in Paris. The Mercedes Benz she was riding in crashed in a tunnel while she and suitor Dodi Al-Fayed were attempting to escape the relentless paparazzi. Several photographers were reportedly snapping photos even after the car spun out of control.
The Princess of Wales is still greatly missed around Britain and all over the world. She had a personal touch that impacted many, especially those she supported in her numerous charities. Her sons, Princes William and Harry, now handle a vast number of her charities.
[Image via The Telegraph]