So, the American auction house Julien’s Auctions decided to put up for sale pieces of wedding cakes representatives of the royal house. Trades will be held June 23 in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, as well as on the on-line site. Among the lots – a treat with the triumph of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the cost of which is expected to be 1200 dollars, as well as treats with the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips and other family members.
A piece of the wedding cake of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, which was kept by one of the guests in 1981
A box packed with a dried piece of cake from the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
Cake from the wedding of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Camille
According to the president of the house Darren Julien, summer of this year is ideal for such auctions. The most popular representative of the royal family, he calls Princess Diana, followed by Kate Middleton. Julien explains: the pieces of the cake have been preserved, because "a gift from the royal family is not something that can be thrown into a trash can".
The British royal family is very popular with us in America. All that is associated with them are excellent exhibits for collections,
– he says.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
A similar lot left trading in 2015. Part of the cake from the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Edinburgh Philip, which took place more than half a century ago, was sold by the auction house Gorringes.
It was then reported that a piece of the four-tiered fruit cake served to the wedding guests at Buckingham Palace on November 20, 1947, is still edible due to the high alcohol content (the cake was saturated with South African rum) and the special conditions in which it was kept for 68 years. To put up for auction a strange piece decided by a woman from Sussex County, her name is not called: a piece of cake went to her from his father, who was a guest at the wedding of British monarchs. I bought "lot" an unnamed bidder from Los Angeles, paying 500 pounds plus 125 pounds of taxes for it.