Royal slice: Piece of Princess Diana's wedding cake sells for $1,375
The carriage carrying the Prince and Princess of Wales passes along Trafalgar Square on its way from St. Paul's Cathedral to Buckingham Palace after the royal wedding in London on this July 29, 1981 file photo. (AP)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, August 29, 2014 9:22PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 29, 2014 10:49PM EDT
LOS ANGELES - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.
The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles.
With the box was a card stating, "With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales."
Auction house spokesman Sam Heller says the buyer is a private collector.
Although the cake came wrapped in its original wax paper, Heller says it wouldn't be a good idea to try to eat it.
He adds, however, that there is a small but dedicated group of royal cake collectors.