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Frosted relic: Slice of Lady Di's wedding cake up for sale

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 17:33:01-04

LONDON (AP) — A slice of one of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cakes is up for auction decades after the nuptials.

The slice of iced cake came from one of the 23 official wedding cakes marking the marriage of the heir to the British throne and his shy bride on July 29, 1981, which was 40 years ago Thursday.

It features a sugar coat-of-arms decoration on top.

The piece of cake was given to a member of the Queen Mother's household who kept it in a floral time with a handmade label.

According to the Associated Press, the label on the lid read: “Handle with Care - Prince Charles & Princess Diane’s (sic) Wedding Cake” which Moyra Smith signed and dated 29/7/81.

Her family sold the cake in 2008 to a collector, but it is up for auction again next month.

According to the AP, the cake is expected to go for 300 pounds ($418) up to 500 pounds ($697).