Royal fan collects pieces of Charles and Diana’s wedding cake after paying £ 1,850
A royal megafan has collected a chunk of the Prince and Princess of Wales marriage ceremony cake after paying £ 1,850 for the confection.
Auctioneer Chris Albury handed the cake to Gerry Layton at Kemble Railway Station, Gloucestershire after Mr Layton gained the public sale earlier this week.
The big piece of preserved cake is frosted and topped with a marzipan base from one of many 23 official marriage ceremony truffles made for the sad marriage of 1981.
The design of the cake exhibits a sugared design of the royal coat of arms within the colours gold, crimson, blue and silver.
Mr Layton took a ten hour practice trip from Leeds to gather the piece in particular person.
He was delighted to obtain a memorial plate for the royal marriage ceremony of Charles and Diana along with the cake and a program for the primary marriage ceremony of the Prince of Wales.
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The auctioneers additionally gave Mr. Layton a contemporary fruit cake that he ate on his lengthy journey dwelling.
Mr Albury, auctioneer at Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Cirencester, stated: “I’ve dealt with various weird issues over time as an auctioneer and appraiser – to Belfast to see photographs of the Cottingley fairies, to Vienna to see historic pictures of the Cuban Revolution – however this royal cake story will definitely be one among my most uncommon and memorable tales there for a really very long time. “
The auctioneers stated bidders from the UK, the US and several other Center Japanese international locations had proven curiosity.
“It appeared to get much more publicity than we offered it 13 years in the past with a thanks letter from Charles and Diana,” he stated.
“Bidding began at £ 300 and with fee bids, web and telephone bids rapidly rose to the successful worth of £ 1,850.
“This has been an irresistible piece of royal memorabilia for a lot of.”
Mr Layton, a luxurious boat charterer, stated he put the cake in his will, alongside along with his property, for charity after his loss of life.
“I additionally thought that I may provide it as a raffle prize, with a part of the cash going to Centrepoint, whose patron was Princess Di,” he stated.
“I want to think about a technique to cease myself from consuming it, although,” he added.