- Publish Date
- Friday, 21 October 2022, 1:54PM
You can now buy your own little slice of royal history ... because a piece of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cake is going up for auction.
But owning this 41-year-old slice of royal history won't come cheap, with Dore and Rees Auctions expecting the cake to sell for £300!
The cake slice is from just one of the cakes the Prince and Princess of Wales had made for their royal wedding in 1981.
According to Dore and Rees Auctions, this particular slice is a classic British fruitcake baked by David Avery, the then-head baker of the Naval Armed Forces, and features a marzipan base.
The cake was originally gifted to Nigel Ricketts, an employee at the Royal household who passed away last year, shortly after the nuptials.
However, rather than eating it, Ricketts held on to it, keeping it preserved in its original box.
The cake is reportedly still in very good form and shape, largely because of all that alcohol which went into making it.
A slice of the same cake previously sold for £1,375 - four times more than this one's pre-estimate price - in 2014.
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