Royal wedding cake put up for sale
A cake from the wedding of Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana has gone up for auction in Los Angeles.
The 34-year-old fruit cake has been perfectly preserved since the memorable royal event thanks to the high level of alcohol in it and is, in fact, still edible.
However, it’s eye-watering value – which is thought to be in the thousands – is based on the fact that it is still intact.
A note accompanying the presentation box reads: “With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince & Princess of Wales.”
Sam Heller, from the auction house responsible for selling the cake, said: “The wedding of Lady Diana and Prince Charles captured the attention of the world on television and through many newspapers and magazines.
“And even today, people just can not get enough of the late Princess.
“Alcohol has preserved the cake making it still edible, although collectors would rather it remain intact.
“Collectors are willing to pay a premium to own a piece of history from the most famous wedding of the 20th century.”
Prince Charles and Princess Diana married at St Paul’s Cathedral in London in July 1981.