SLICE OF CAKE SELLS FOR R37 500 ON AUCTION
No, it’s not just any slice of cake. The slice of cake in question was part of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake when they got married in 1981. Well, one of 23 official wedding cakes that formed part of the future king and the late Princess Diana’s wedding day.
The slice was given to Moyra Smith, a member of the Queen Mother’s household at Clarence House, who preserved the topping with cling film, reports the BBC.
Moyra kept the cake in an old floral cake tin. The cake tin had a handmade label on the lid with the date 27 July 1981 written on it.
The cake was bought by a luxury boat charterer from Leeds. Gerry Layton bought the cake through an online bid and paid just over R37 500 for it. He has confirmed that he will be making the trip to Gloucestershire next week to ensure the slice of cake is handled with the utmost care.
According to the auction house, bidders from the United Kingdom, the United States and several countries in the Middle East had shown interest.
Chris Albury of Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Cirencester, Gloucestershire said that the cake received far more attention than when it went on sale 13 years ago, even though it was accompanied by a thank you note back then.
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