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Charles and Di's cake sold

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LOS ANGELES -- A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles.

With the box was a card stating, "With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales."

Auction house spokesman Sam Heller says the buyer is a private collector.

Although the cake came wrapped in its original wax paper, Heller said it wouldn't be a good idea to try to eat it.

He added, however, there is a small but dedicated group of royal cake collectors.

Some, Heller said, have purchased cakes dating to the days of Britain's Queen Victoria, who married in 1840.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 30, 2014 A29

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