Slice of Princess Diana's Wedding Cake Sells For $1,375

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Slice of Princess Diana's Wedding Cake Sells For $1,375
Tue 02-09-2014

A collector has bought a 33-year-old slice of British history, paying $1375 for a piece of cake from the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online by Nate D Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles.

The box was decorated with Prince of Wales feathers and monogrammed with "CD".

It came with a card, saying: "With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales."

Sam Heller, spokesman for the auction house, said the buyer was a private collector.

Although the cake came wrapped in its original wax paper, Mr Heller said it wouldn't be a good idea to try to eat it.

Some, Heller said, had bought purchased cakes dating to the days of Britain's Queen Victoria, who married in 1840.