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Slice of William and Kate’s wedding cake to go to auction



<![CDATA[Even though the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was in 2011, a slice of their frosted fruitcake will be auctioned off by Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills on December 5-6, 2014.
The wedding cake was designed by Fiona Cairns and was composed of 17 individual fruitcakes, with 12 that formed the base. The Duchess of Cambridge was very involved in the design of the cake and specifically chose 17 different flowers to adorn the cake, each with a specific meaning.
As an example of her attention to detail, the base of the cake was decorated with ivy leaves (meaning marriage) and the bottom three tiers, symbolizing the foundation of life, were decorated with daisies (innocence), Sweet Williams (grant me one smile), and Lavender (devotion).
The Duke and Duchess kept the top three tiers of the eight-layer fruitcake and served the top layer in October 2013 on the occasion of Prince George’s christening.
The slice of cake that is up for auction will be contained in a decorative tin and will also include a blank wedding invitation written on Queen Elizabeth’s II’s stationary. Opening bids will start at $500 but expected to fetch $1,000 to $2,000.
The previous owner of the slice of cake was a guest at the reception in 2011.
This isn't the first time a piece of cake of a royal wedding has been auctioned off by a wedding guest, a slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake was recently auctioned off as well. In 1981, Princess Diana gifted a piece of her own wedding cake to each student in the kindergarten class she taught. Recently, one of those students auctioned off that piece with Julien’s and it was purchased for approximately $6,000.
The same auction will also feature dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales which are estimated to run anywhere from $60,000 to $100,000.
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