Slice of Prince William and Duchess Catherine’s wedding cake in auction
A slice of Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake is up for sale.
Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California will auction off the slice of fruit cake, which was given to guests at the wedding of Prince William and Duchess Catherine, after an invitee sold it to them.
The cake featured eight tears, took the baker five weeks to make and is said to have peaked in flavour 13 months after being made, comes in a royal red tin along with a blank invitation to the wedding presented on the Queen’s stationary.
The auction house has predicted a selling price of between $1,000 and $2,000 after selling a slice of cake from the wedding of Prince William’s parents – Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana – for over $6,000, 27 years after it was baked.
The sale is set to take place this afternoon (05.12.14) with five of Diana’s dresses – which are expected to sell for a whopping $60,000 to $100,000 – also featuring in the auction.
Julien’s executive director Martin Nolan claims Diana sold the dresses in question at an auction in 1997, just months before she was killed in a car accident.
The blonde beauty was persuaded by her son William to sell the gowns, claiming she could give the $5,000 to $18,000 proceeds to charity.
Nolan believes the dresses – which can be bought at the auction house or on their website – will be snapped up by a museum.
He told CNN: “People still have a love affair with Diana, so they know these dresses will bring people through museum doors.”