For those of us on the outside looking in, owning memorabilia is as close as we are going to get to experiencing the celebrations of a royal wedding.
And when it comes to getting a true taste of the event, what can be better than a slice of wedding cake?
It’s why I’m so excited by a slice from the Queen’s marriage to Prince Philip in 1947, which is currently auctioning at our sister company PFC Auctions.
Own this and you own a piece identical to that eaten by the great and the good of the British royal family on November 20 that year: George VI, the Queen Mother, the soon-to-be Elizabeth II, not to mention royals from around the world.
Very few examples of the cake are known – after all, it was designed to be eaten – which makes its rarity an added attraction to potential buyers.
With nine days left until the auction ends it is selling for just £133 (approx. $205), an absolute steal when you consider that a slice from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding sold for £1,917 ($3,000) with PFC Auctions last year – a world record for a slice from the wedding.