LONDON (AP) — A fan of the royal family was able to purchase a piece of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake at auction for the price of 1,850 pounds, which is equivalent to $2,565. The wedding took place more than 40 years ago.
A sugared pattern of the royal coat of arms in gold, crimson, blue, and silver is shown on the enormous slice of cake that has frosting and marzipan as the basis. It was presented to Moya Smith, an employee of the royal household, who put it in cling film and dated it July 29, 1981 so that it would be kept.
Following a frenzy of bidding from all over the world, the piece of cake was finally sold on Wednesday to buyer Gerry Layton for a sum that was significantly higher than the range of 300 to 500 pounds that was originally projected for it.
Layton, who identifies as a monarchist, has stated that he will add the cake piece to his collection and donate the proceeds to charitable organisations.
At the Olympia International Fine Art and Antiques Fair on June 8, 2011 in London, England, a woman is seen holding a slice of wedding cake that was served at Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981. The wedding took place in 1981.
He explained, “I thought I would like to add it to my estate, which will go to charity after my death.” “I thought I would like to add it to my estate.” “I also thought that I could put it up as a lottery prize with some of the money going to Centrepoint, which Princess Di was a patron of,” I said. “I also thought that I could put it up as a raffle prize.”
Chris Albury, who works for Dominic Winter Auctioneers, expressed his astonishment at the large amount of potential bidders for the item. According to him, the majority of the enquiries came from the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Middle East.
On July 29, 1981, Prince Charles wed Lady Diana Spencer in St. Paul’s Cathedral. Their wedding took place. More than 20 wedding cakes were provided for the event by a variety of bakeries and catering businesses.
David Avery, Chief Petty Officer Cook, is pictured here with the royal wedding cake that he baked on July 29, 1981, for the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. (Photo from the Princess Diana Archive, courtesy of Getty Images) )
After 11 years of marriage, Charles and Diana finally parted ways in 1992, and they divorced the following year in 1996. In 1997, Diana was killed in a vehicle accident in Paris.
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