A slice of history is due to go on sale at Chiswick Auctions at the end of September.
A piece of Prince William and Kate’s wedding cake complete with the box is being offered for sale and the auction house is hoping for a four-figure sum for it. A similar slice was auctioned at Julien’s in California in 2014 and raised £6000. Just prior to that auction, there was a display of Royal Wedding cakes in London, as of writing this, no such an exhibition is planned on this occasion.
The eight-tier cake was created by Fiona Cairns, and well-received by the royal couple as mentioned in an article in Royal Central back in November 2013. The article also revealed that part of the cake had been held back and was used thirty months after the wedding at the christening of Prince George.
In theory, fruit cakes can last sometime though one would reckon that whoever pays out for this slice is hoping to use it as an investment rather than a packed lunch.
This type of auction lot is not a rarity, over the last few years Royal Central has reported on a number of slices of Royal Wedding cake being auctioned. These not only include a number from the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but also his parents; Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, and the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
Perhaps the most astonishing, as reported by Royal Central last September, was a slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake which sold at auction for £1500.
I guess one question which is also on everyone’s mind is who the next Royal Wedding cake will be for, which may be making an appearance later this year or the beginning of next. Will it be Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, or perhaps Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?