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A slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned for over R14k

2014-09-01 14:04

Los Angeles — A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at an auction for $1,375 (R14 650).

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

With the box was a card stating, "With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales."

This is what the cake and its packaging looked like:

(Photo: AP)

Auction house spokesperson Sam Heller says the buyer is a private collector.

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

He adds that there is a small but dedicated group of royal cake collectors. Some, Heller says, have purchased cakes dating to the days of Britain's Queen Victoria, who married in 1840.

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