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Missed Your Chance to Eat Cake at Diana and Charles' 1981 Royal Wedding? Now It's Up for Auction
Royal wedding devotees surely won't be daunted if it's... ever-so-slightly stale.
If your invitations to the royal weddings of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and their son Prince William and Kate Middleton somehow got lost in the mail, there's a new chance to obtain a slice of their nuptial fruitcakes and pretend you were actually there!
Pieces of the now inedible cakes (from 1981 and 2011, respectively) are set to be auctioned off on June 23 at Julien's Auctions in Las Vegas. The elder cake that belonged to Charles and Diana is expected to have a winning bid of $800 to $1,200, while William and Kate's cake is predicted to fetch between $600 and $800.
A slice of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake, 2011
The cakes come in the commemorative tins that guests received after the festivities.
Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake, 2011
If this sounds like a lot of money for some very, very out-of-date food, consider that a piece of Charles and Diana's cake sold last year for $6,000, while Julien's sold a piece of William and Kate's cake for $7,500. So hey — now it seems like a market opportunity, right?
A slice of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cake, 1981
Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cake, 1981
Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a cake at their upcoming nuptials that does sound divine... so you might plan to add that one to your collection, too.