Slice of Queen's Wedding Cake Sells for $1.700

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Slice of Queen's Wedding Cake Sells for $1.700
Wed 28-03-2012

A slice of Queen Elizabeth's wedding cake was found last year in a filing cabinet.

 

The piece was wrapped in cellophane, and placed in a box, with the words; "Buckingham Palace 20th November 1947." And a greeting card which read: "With the best wishes of Their Royal Highnesses The Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh."
 
The cake was given to one of the guards at the Westminster Abbey wedding.
 
Charity worker Anna Fiddimore found it in a drawer of a cabinet while she was sorting out the archives for the hospice's 25th anniversary.
 
"It was old and had a strange color. It’s not much to look at and I certainly didn’t consider having a bite to see what it tasted like," said Anna.
 
The Queen's cake was made by McVities and Price, who also made the chocolate biscuit cake for Prince William and Kate Middleton.
 
The cake was sold to antique dealer Gordon Watson, who said "I can’t quite believe it but I love that piece of cake. I really do. I think it’s an amazing piece of history. It’s our Queen, we are about to celebrate her Jubilee marrying her Prince. I think it’s such an important piece."