The piece of the wedding cake from Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding in 1981, which is still very edible, is set to be auctioned off at 2,600 pounds.
Lady Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding in 1981
The 34-year old leftover piece of the wedding cake sat wrapped in an ornamental doily in a box since the spectacle at Buckingham Palace on July 29, 1981.
The slice of fruit cake is set to sell for a staggering £2,600 – because it is from the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Despite its age the cake has been perfectly preserved thanks to the high level of alcohol in it and is still edible – but its value comes from the fact that it is still intact.
A note accompanying the presentation box reads: “With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince & Princess of Wales”.
Incredibly, it is now set to sell for $4,000 – around £2,600 – at Nate D. Sanders auctioneers.
Sam Heller, from the auction house, said: “The wedding of Lady Diana and Prince Charles captured the attention of the world on television and through many newspapers and magazines.
“And even today, people just can not get enough of the late Princess.
“Alcohol has preserved the cake making it still edible, although collectors would rather it remain intact.
“Collectors are willing to pay a premium to own a piece of history from the most famous wedding of the 20th century.”
The auction will be held in Los Angeles on Thursday.
See photos of the cake below…
The Royal cake in 1981
The 34-year old piece of cake to be auctioned