Crumbs! Diana wedding cake slice sells for $1,830

September 1, 2008

CANBERRA (Reuters Life!) - A piece of wedding cake from Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer's wedding in 1981 was sold off for 1,000 pounds ($1,830) by a former royal servant, according to an auctioneer's sale listing.

The large, 23 cm (9 inch) slice of cake icing, with a marzipan base, came from one of 23 official wedding cakes and was given to Moyra Smith who worked for the Queen Mother at Clarence House.

It was kept wrapped in clingfilm in an attic for the past 27 years.

Auction house Dominic Winter Book Auctions, based in Gloucestershire, described the white icing as having a sugared onlay of the royal coat-of-arms colored in gold, red, blue and silver, a small silver horseshoe and leaf spray.

The cake was sold on Wednesday to an unnamed bidder along with a typed letter signed by "Charles and Diana" thanking Mrs Smith for her contribution towards a clock they were given as a wedding present.



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