A slice of the 40-year-old wedding cake of Prince Charles of Wales and late Princess Diana, his former wife, is up for sale.
The pair tied the knot on July 29, 1981, and welcomed two sons — Prince William and Prince Harry — together.
But their relationship did not last as they separated 11 years later in 1992 before their eventual divorce in 1996.
Diana later died in 1997 — a year after her divorce from Charles.
According to NAN, the large slice, from one of the 23 official wedding cakes, features the royal coat-of-arms coloured in gold, red, blue, and silver
It was given to Moyra Smith, a member of the Queen mother’s household at Clarence House, who preserved the topping with cling film.
Smith kept it in an old floral cake tin and taped a handmade label to the lid, reading: “Handle with care Prince Charles & Princess Diane’s (sic) wedding cake,’’ which she signed and dated.
In 2008, Smith’s family sold the cake to a collector but it has come up for auction once again, coinciding with the 40th wedding anniversary.
The pair’s wedding anniversary will hold on Thursday while the cake is scheduled for auction on August 11.
Chris Albury, auctioneer and senior valuer at Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Cirencester, England, said the cake still remains in good condition but warned against eating it.
“It appears to be in exactly the same good condition as when originally sold, but we advise against eating it,” Albury said.
Albury said the cake could fetch between £300 and £500 at auction.
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