August 29, 2014 10:06 pm

Slice of cake from Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding sells for $1,375

A woman holds a piece of wedding cake from the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981 at the Olympia International Fine Art and Antiques Fair on June 8, 2011 in London, England.(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles.

With the box was a card stating, “With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales.”

Auction house spokesman Sam Heller says the buyer is a private collector.

Although the cake came wrapped in its original wax paper, Heller says it wouldn’t be a good idea to try to eat it.

He adds, however, that there is a small but dedicated group of royal cake collectors.

© The Associated Press, 2014

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