Either a very devoted Princess Di fan or an adventurous eater purchased a slice of cake from the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Though Los Angeles-based auction house Nate D. Sanders had estimated $4,000 for the sale of the 34-year-old cake, it ended up going to a buyer for $1,375. What a fabulous deal.
Surprisingly, the vintage dessert can still be eaten if the buyer dares. “Alcohol has preserved the cake making it still edible, although collectors would rather it remain intact,” a rep from Nate D. Sanders told the Daily Mail (via CBS News.) The cake, which came in its original presentation box, was described as a “classic British fruitcake with cream cheese frosting and was made by the Naval Armed Forces.”
Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding ceremony was held on July 29, 1981 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, following by a breakfast reception at Buckingham Palace. A card also came with the cake that read, “With best wishes from / Their Royal Highnesses / The Prince & Princess of Wales.”
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