Diana wedding cake slice auctioned
Published 30/08/2014 | 02:01
A 33-year-old slice of cake from Charles and Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at a US auction for 1,375 dollars (£833).
The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online 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 said the buyer was a private collector.
Although the cake came wrapped in its original wax paper, Mr Heller said it would not be a good idea to try to eat it.
He said there was a small, but dedicated, group of royal cake collectors. Some, he says, have purchased cakes dating back to the days of Queen Victoria, who married in 1840.
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