A piece of Princess Diana’s wedding cake and 40-year-old Prince Charles have changed hands. The report stated that the buyer was willing to pay a minimum of 1,850 pounds (about 2,185 euros). BBC.
English auction house Dominic Winter Auctioneers expected a return of around £500 and was surprised by the high demand. “There are a lot of bidders, mainly from Britain, the United States and several countries in the Middle East,” a spokesman said. According to him, the winning bid comes from an Internet exhibitor from the Middle East.
A piece of cake measuring approximately 20 x 20 cm is decorated with a royal emblem in red, blue and gold. It was introduced to Moyra Smith, a Clarence House employee, around the wedding in 1981, and was kept in packaging film and a cake box throughout.
Smith, who was employed by the Queen Mother, put a label on it “Treat With Care” and signed it dated July 27, 1981, two days before the official wedding date. Her family sold it to a collector in 2008, and they have now put it up for sale again.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana married on July 29, 1981. After eleven years, the couple separated. The divorce became final only in 1996.
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