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Slice of Diana wedding cake reaps £1,200 at auction

Slice of Diana wedding cake reaps £1,200 at auction

A piece of 27-year-old cake from the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana has been sold to an anonymous bidder at auction for 1,200 pounds.

The slice of marzipan and icing -- decorated with the royal coat of arms -- came from one of 22 cakes distributed to royal staff after Charles and Diana's nuptials in July 1981.

It was given to Moyra Smith, a member of the Queen Mother's household, who kept the topping in cling film as a souvenir. When she died, her husband Don saw no reason to keep it.

"He had no particular feeling for it and will donate the money to several charities," said auctioneer Dominic Winter in Gloucestershire, who sold the item on Wednesday.

Winter, who usually deals in antique books, said on his website: "The slice of cake icing is in remarkably good condition considering the difficulties involved in removing this from the cake."

"A highly unusual -- and probably inedible -- collector's item."

Slice of Diana wedding cake reaps £1,200 at auction
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"A highly unusual -- and probably inedible -- collector's item."
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Probably inedible? Definitely rotten sounds more accurate.
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^^^^Rotten? The Cake? The Marriage? The Bride? The Groom?

or All of the above...........
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I was thinking of the 27-year-old cake piece. Now you got me thinking about other things.
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So Tahloube, when does fasting start for you and yours? Ours starts tomorrow morning.......
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Same here. Will you be fasting this Ramadan or are you advised not to considering your kidney condition?
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Same here. Will you be fasting this Ramadan or are you advised not to considering your kidney condition?

No, he advises against it, he wants no chance of me becoming dehydrated, have a terrible head/chest cold at the time anyway.

Good Luck, will be hardest for my wife, she smokes and every year it is interesting............
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The doctor gave my brother-in-law the same advice for the same reason. He has kidney problems too.

Tell me about smokers in Ramadan ..



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^^^^Everyone has a vice.
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^^^^Rotten? The Cake? The Marriage? The Bride? The Groom?

or All of the above...........
all of the above if your talking about the king Fahd. Divorce like murder is a messy game.
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