Five slices Of British Royal wedding cakes dating back up to 42 years are set to go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions, in Beverly Hills, on June 27. A piece of cake from the wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011 will be offered at auction. The boxed fruit cake, was among 650 pieces of wedding cake given to guests at the afternoon reception of the royal wedding held at Buckingham Palace last April, comes with a starting price of £100, but likely to fetch much more.
A slice of fruit cake from the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981 is set to fetch up to £1,300 at auction.
The oldest – slice of cake from Princess Anne’s 1973 wedding to Captain Mark Phillips will also be part of the auction.
Also on sale are slices of cakes from the weddings of Prince Andrew and his now ex-wife Sarah Ferguson in 1986, and Prince Charles and his second wife Camilla in 2005.
Julien’s Auctions president, Darren Julien – who is currently showcasing the cakes at The Stafford London hotel – said: “The Stafford London’s location is ideal for Royal fans and this celebration of Royal Wedding Cakes through the years highlights the everlasting design of each cake, inspired by the bride and groom and period of each wedding.
“We look forward to a successful showcase in London and exciting auction in Beverly Hills.”