Charles and Diana: Piece of their wedding cake was auctioned

Charles and Diana
Piece of her wedding cake was auctioned

Princess Diana and Prince Charles at their wedding in 1981.

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Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married 40 years ago. Now a piece of her wedding cake has been auctioned for £ 1,850.

At auction, a piece of wedding cake from Prince Charles (72) and the late Princess Diana (1961-1997) fetched 1,850 pounds, the equivalent of more than 2,180 euros. This is reported, among other things, by the British “BBC”. It is a piece from just one of more than 20 official wedding cakes.

Only bids up to £ 500 were expected

The now around 40-year-old piece was originally owned by an employee of Queen Mum (1900-2002), the mother of Queen Elizabeth II (95), who is said to have received it as a gift immediately after the wedding. A man from the English city of Leeds is said to have bought the piece of cake. The bids started at £ 300 and the expected final amount was just £ 500.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana had tied the knot on July 29, 1981 in London. The marriage resulted in two children, Prince William (39) and Prince Harry (36). However, the couple separated in 1992 and were finally divorced in the summer of 1996. The following year Diana died in a car accident in Paris.