Over the past three decades, plenty of Royal watchers have attempted to recreate a slice of the original televised royal wedding—from knockoff sapphire engagement rings and horse-drawn carriages to billowy dresses and to-the-sky fascinators. But getting your hands on a piece of the original cake? Well we have to draw the line somewhere.
Apparently a private collector had nothing better to do with $1,375 but purchase a 33-year-old piece of cake. Yep, it’s a slice from Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ original five-feet, 15-tier confection from their 1981 wedding, but still. Is it a piece of history or a waste of money?
The cake, which was sold online Thursday, Aug. 28 by Los Angeles auctioneers Nate D. Sanders, was still in its original wax paper and white and silver presentation box, reports The Telegraph.
Here’s a photo of a slice from 2011 that is similar to the one just purchased:
We can’t. Just… NO.
Apparently, there are a number of dedicated, determined British royal cake collectors out there who will do anything to get their hands on historical confections. Some have even reportedly bought cakes dating back to Queen Victoria, who got married in 1840. Heck, even J. Peterman dropped $29K on a piece from King Edward VIII’s wedding on that episode of Seinfeld.
The buyer of this most recent slice from Di and Charles’ wedding cake was warned not to eat it but you never know. They could ignore the warnings and have their cake and eat it too.