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15th Nov 2022
Charles and Camilla wedding cake estimate 400 600

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

  • A Christmas card from Charles and Diana, signed by them both as well as the young Princes William and Harry (estimate £200-£300)
  • A fascinating photograph album with photos of the late Queen Elizabeth, Duke of Edinburgh and members of the Royal Family, mainly taken on board HM Yacht Britannia during Royal visits (estimate £300-£400)
  • A signed photo of the late Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip dating from 1980 (estimate £50-£100)
  • A boxed Fortnum and Mason Christmas Pudding from 2002, complete with a Christmas card from the Late Queen and Duke of Edinburgh (estimate £80-£100).

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.