A nearly 800-gram piece of four-decade-old marzipan cake wrapped in thick white cream and bearing the British royal emblem sold for 1, 1,850 ($ 3,075), including fees and expenses.
The final price of the piece is 3 times higher than the price set at the beginning of the auction and ranges from 300 to 500 pounds.
Wednesday’s auction is the latest example of interest in Princess Diana, who died at the age of 36 in a 1997 Paris car crash.
The cake was first presented to Moira Smith, who worked with Queen Elizabeth II’s mother at her home in Clarence House in central London.
After Smith’s death, his family sold the cake for 1,000 1,000 through the same auction house in 2008 and made a profit Wednesday by selling it to a private collector.
Auctioneers said the chocolate “seems to be in the same good condition it was originally sold for, but we advise against eating it.”
The cake was wrapped in a plastic box as Smith had “Please be careful” and the wedding date was July 29, 1981.
Auctioneers said the piece came from a layered cake served to staff at Clarence House, where Smith worked in the kitchen.
Charles and Diana’s wedding cake pieces are still sold and the interest is strong despite their divorce in 1996.
Julianne Auctions announced that a piece of wedding cake had previously sold for $ 2,240 in the original souvenir box in the United States.
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