Let them eat (royal wedding) cake!

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  • A piece of the royal wedding cake is up for sale at auction
  • The bidding for a slice of Will and Kate's special day starts at $200
  • What would you pay for a piece of royal wedding memorabilia?
Let them eat (royal wedding) cake!
royal wedding cake tin

Were you drooling over every little detail of the royal wedding last April? From the dress to the programs to the food at the day-time reception -- did you yearn to be a part of it? Sorry your muggle blood didn’t guarantee you an invitation to the biggest event of 2011, but we do have good news -- you can own an actual piece of Will and Kate’s wedding.

Actually, you can own a piece of their wedding cake, to be precise. It went on sale at auction May 3, just four days after the couple’s first wedding anniversary.

The piece of fruit cake served at the couple’s reception is wrapped in wax paper and presented in a commemorative white and gold box. It also includes the original Order of Service from Westminster Abbey -- 16 pages of vows, hymns, and prayers from the ceremony -- and a compliments slip from Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The bidding has started at 100 British pounds (around $200 U.S.) and is expected to rise to close to ten times that amount. “Interest in the Royal Family is sky high so we are hopeful [the cake slice] will achieve around £800 to £1,000,” a spokesman from PFC Auctions told the Daily Mail.

According to the newspaper, this particular royal wedding memento is a rarity: It’s one of 650 pieces of cake served at Will and Kate’s wedding and said to be the first to go to auction. The anonymous seller claims it’s been expertly preserved, but we’re still wondering if it’d be safe to consume…

And if you think a one-year-old fruit cake is gross, get this: Two other pieces of royal wedding cake are also on sale at the same auction. One form Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981, and another from Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips wedding in 1973!

What do you think: Would you spend a couple of grand to get your hands on a perishable piece of the royal wedding memorabilia?

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