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Charles and Diana wedding cake up for auction 40 years after the big day

Picture: Dominic Winter Auctioneers

A slice of wedding cake from the marriage of Charles and Diana is being auctioned – 40 years after the big day.

The piece features a sugared motif of the Royal coat-of-arms coloured in gold, red, blue, and silver.


It was given to Moyra Smith, a member of the Queen Mother’s household at Clarence House.

She preserved the cake cling film and kept it in an old floral cake tin

She added a handmade label to the lid reading:

“Handle with Care – Prince Charles & Princess Diane’s (sic) Wedding Cake”.

She signed and dated the “treasure” 29/7/81.

Mrs Smith’s family sold the cake in 2008 to a collector.

It has come up for auction once again – the 40th anniversary of the ill-fated match between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

Chris Albury, of Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said:

“It appears to be in exactly the same good condition as when originally sold, but we advise against eating it.”

It is expected to fetch between £300 and £500 when it goes under the hammer.

Also in the lot is an order of service, ceremonial details and a royal wedding breakfast programme.


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