Talk about a memorable wedding keepsake! A resident in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, John Hoatson revealed to the Tampa Bay Times that he has a piece of Princess Diana鈥檚 actual wedding cake from her 1981 nuptials to Prince Charles.

While Hoatson wasn鈥檛 a guest at the wedding, he did see the affair on TV as an eight-year-old boy. 鈥淚 fell in love with [Diana] right then. She was the prettiest person in the world.鈥

Now, her cake has a special place among his other Royal memorabilia, which includes a bar of soap Princess Diana brought back from a trip to K Club in Barbuda, a Christmas card photo of her and Prince Charles signed by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and a photo of the late Royal dancing with John Travolta. Altogether, the lot has been valued by a museum at $500,000 in total.

Hoatson says his favorite, however, is the piece of the multi-tiered masterpiece that was reportedly created over 14 weeks by the head baker of the Royal Naval cooking school, David Avery. 鈥淚t鈥檚 fruitcake,鈥 Hoatson shared. 鈥淚t will never get old. It鈥檚 preserved by the air.鈥

It鈥檚 unclear if the cake in question is the same piece that was sold back in 2015 at a Nate D. Sanders auction for $1,375 鈥 a much lower price than the $4,000 it was estimated to fetch. Either way, Hoatson鈥檚 cake is likely worth quite a bit more now, as its box has since by signed by two of Lady Di鈥檚 own bridesmaids, India Hicks, who wrote, 鈥淒ear John, What a wonderful memory this box holds for you and for me,鈥 as well as Clemmie Hambro.

What鈥檚 more, as auctioneer Sam Heller said back in 2015, it鈥檚 still edible! 鈥淎lcohol has preserved the cake, making it still edible, although collectors would rather it remain intact.鈥

Hoatson himself hasn鈥檛 tried it: 鈥淚t鈥檚 36 years old and it looks really bad,鈥 he said by way of explanation. Fair enough!

Instead, he says he simply holds onto her things 鈥渢o preserve history and Diana鈥檚 story so that we can learn from it.鈥

What鈥檚 the craziest thing you鈥檝e ever collected? Tell us over @BritandCo.

(Photos via Express Newspapers, Oil Scarff, + Princess Diana Archive/Getty)