15/11/2022 Latest News
Pieces of wedding cake from the marriages of King Charles to the Queen Consort and Prince William to the Princess of Wales are to go under the hammer in Norfolk next week.
The slices of history come in original souvenir tins, complete with Royal cypher, and are among a variety of Royal-related lots in Keys Auctioneers and Valuers’ there day Fine sale from Wednesday 23rd November to Friday 25th November.
King Charles – then the Prince of Wales – married Camilla Parker-Bowles at Windsor on 9th April 2005, with the dedication service taking place in St George’s Chapel and the reception in Windsor Castle’s state apartments. The wedding cake was made by Mrs Blunden, owner of the ‘Sophisticake’ cake shop in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.
Prince William married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on 29th April 2011, with the reception taking place at Buckingham Palace. The cake, an eight-tier fruit cake decorated with Lambeth-piped sugar paste flowers, was made by designer Fiona Cairns, based in Fleckney, Leicestershire.
Both slices have a pre-sale estimate of £400-£600.
Tim Blyth, director at Keys, said, “With the accession of a new King, and with Prince William subsequently becoming the new Prince of Wales, interest in Royal memorabilia is very high at the moment, and we expect there to be brisk bidding for these two slices of history.”
Other Royal-related lots in the Sale include
The Keys Auctioneers and Valuers there day Fine Sale takes place at the firm’s Aylsham, Norfolk salerooms from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th November, and live online at www.the-saleroom.com. The royal lots go under the hammer during the first day of the sale. Full details of every lot can be found at www.keysauctions.co.uk.