An auction sold the icing topping of a large slice of wedding cake for £1,850 ($2,565). The wedding took place over 40 years ago. The slice featured icing and marzipan icing. It has the sugared design of the royal coat of arms in gold, red, blue, and silver.
The slice was given to Moya Smith, a member of the Queen Mother's staff, who preserved the food item using cling film. It is dated July 29, 1981, reported The Guardian.
More than 20 wedding cakes were supplied for the St Paul's Cathedral wedding by various companies.
Gerry Layton won the auction by paying several times over the icing's estimated price of £300-500. He describes himself as a monarchist. Layton said that the cake slice will be added to his estate which will go to charity after his death. "I also thought that I could put it up as a raffle prize with some of the money going to Centrepoint, which Princess Di was a patron of."
The cake piece received several biddings from all across the world. Most bidders were from the UK, US, and the Middle East.
A royal memorabilia specialist at Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Cirencester, Chris Albury told The Guardian that he was amazed at the number of bidders who were interested in the four-decade-old cake slice.