Let’s face it, the world is batty for the British royals and with Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding on May 19, we’re as smitten as ever.
In celebration of the upcoming royal nuptials a curious auction is being held featuring slices of cake from different royal weddings over the years.
Taking place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on June 23, the auction’s most prized item is a slice of wedding cake from Diana Spencer’s marriage to Prince Charles on 29 July 1981.
Packed in a white box and bearing the inscription “CD/Buckingham Palace/29th July 1981” in silver, the 37-year-old cake comes wrapped in a paper doily, accompanying an envelope bearing Elizabeth II’s seal.
TIME says the cake is expected to be sold for between $800-$1200 (up to $1600 AUD)
Other royal cakes up for auction include a slice of fruitcake from William and Kate’s wedding in 2011 which is expected to fetch $600-$800 (up to $1100 AUD), a slice from Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's wedding from July 23, 1968 (also $600-$600), and a slice from Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips wedding from November 14, 1973 which is expected to go for $200-$500 (around $700 AUD).
All the cakes come with the instructions that they are strictly collectables, and not to be eaten.
It worries us that it even needs to be said. Blegh!
Notably, all the cakes featured in the auction are fruit cakes – a wedding tradition that Harry and Meghan are choosing to shirk. Instead, chef Claire Ptak will be making them a cake using lemon and elderflower.
Sounds delicious, but I must admit I have lost my appetite.
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza