From getting a new haircut to taking Princess聽Charlotte鈥檚 latest聽portraits, Kate Middleton has the uncanny ability to command the world鈥檚 attention with her every move. It wasn鈥檛 too long ago that her late mother-in-law Princess Diana of Wales (to whom Wills + Kate paid homage when naming little Charlotte) used to elicit the same kind of fascination. Princess Di, like Kate, captured the public鈥檚 imagination with her grace, style and good deeds. And clearly, her legacy continues 鈥 34 years after her wedding to Prince Charles and 18 years after her tragic passing, people still can鈥檛 get enough of her and are even willing to shell out serious cash for kind of strange (or gross?) tokens in remembrance of The People鈥檚 Princess.


Yesterday, LA-based auction house Nate D. Sanders sold a slice of Princess Diana and Prince Charles鈥 wedding cake from July 29, 1981 for $1375. You didn鈥檛 read that number wrong at all. Sure, the cake is 34 years old, but it鈥檚 apparently still edible considering its high alcohol content. According to a statement by the auction company, the cake is a 鈥渃lassic British fruitcake with cream cheese frosting and was made by the Naval Armed Forces 鈥 The cake slice came with a card stating: 鈥榃ith best wishes from / Their Royal Highnesses / The Prince & Princess of Wales.鈥 The whole slice is wrapped in original wax paper and doily.鈥

Charles Diana Wedding Kissing Hand

Sure, $1375 might seem steep for a slice of old cake, but apparently for whoever won the dessert, it was actually kind of a steal. Daily Mail reported that the forecasted price of the cake was around $4000. Whoa. That鈥檚 a good chunk of change for old fruitcake (don鈥檛 most people regift fruitcake?).

Either way, congrats to the lucky winner!

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(h/t CBS News, photo via Nate D. Sanders Auction House + Tim Graham/Getty)