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Sunday 21 September 2014

Diana wedding cake slice auctioned

Published 30/08/2014 | 02:01

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A slice of Diana, Princess of Wales' 1981 wedding cake has sold at an LA auction for £833. (AP)

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).

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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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