Weddings

Wedding Wednesday: Want a slice of cake from William and Kate’s wedding?

commemorative-cufflinks-and-buttonsYou’ve probably heard of freezing some of your wedding cake and then eating it on your anniversary. But how about buying a piece of Prince William and Princess Kate’s wedding cake?

In a couple weeks, the public will be able to bid on a slice of fruitcake from Prince William and Kate’s 2011 wedding. It will go on auction with Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills on Dec. 5 and 6.

This isn’t the first time the 9-tiered fruitcake by pastry chef Fiona Cairns has been dished out since the royal nuptials, according to people.com. Princess Kate and Prince William kept the top three tiers and served the top layer during Prince George’s 2013 christening. Read more.

According to the auction’s website, a slice of royal wedding cake is in a presentation tin. The cake was presented to guests and dignitaries at their wedding on April 29, 2011. The estimate for the cake is $1,000-$2,000. Also included in this lot is a blank invitation to the wedding presented on HRH Queen Elizabeth II stationery.

The auction also includes dresses that belonged to Princess Diana and a set of gold tone commemorative cufflinks and buttons in a blue case marked “a set of gold tone commemorative cufflinks and buttons in a blue case marked “Royal Wedding HRH The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer 29th July 1981” (Estimate: $600-$800)

If you were looking for something old, new, borrowed or blue for your wedding, perhaps you’d like to have something from Princess Diana or from William and Kate’s wedding.

If you are interested in bidding, here are some instructions:

Registering to Bid
Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done in person at the exhibition and auction, or online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at JuliensLive.com to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.

Placing Bids

There are four ways to bid in this sale:

  1. Bid through Julien’s Auctions Online Live in Real Time at JuliensLive.com.
  2. Place bids in the room by attending the auction.
  3. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative, who sits in the room and conveys the bid to the auctioneer.
  4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien’s Auctions at (310) 836-1818 or online at our Register to Bid page.
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