A Slice Of King Charles' Wedding Cake Up For Auction
A commemorative box containing a slice of King Charles and Queen Camilla's wedding cake will be auctioned.
The wedding cake of the royal couple, who married in 2005, is being auctioned 17 years after their wedding. The bid starts at 600 pounds (710 dollars), Express reports.
Charles got married to Camilla Parker-Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor Town Hall, followed by a blessing at St George's Chapel, attended by the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Dawn Blunden, owner of Sophisticake in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, made the fruit cake for the royal couple and required 1080 eggs and 20 bottles of brandy.
Who Will Get The Slice Of King Charles' Wedding Cake?
The royal couple's wedding day and their initials are shown on the lid of the blue-and-pink commemorative box. Next week, the cake will enter the Keys auction in Aylsham, Norfolk.
A piece of cake from the Prince and Princess of Wales's wedding, which took place in 2011, will also be auctioned as a lot.
Keys director Tim Blyth said that with a new monarch on the throne, it was the perfect time to sell such delicious royal treats. You may recall that the new season of The Crown will feature intimate conversations between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, which made headlines in 1993.
King Charles' Coronation Is Coming Soon
The coronation of King Charles III will take place on 6 May next year at Westminster Abbey in London, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday.
The service will be more modern than previous royal coronations and will "look to the future," the Palace said in a statement, adding that the occasion will still be rooted in long-standing traditions.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will lead the ceremony, where King Charles will be crowned alongside his wife Camilla, Queen Consort.
During the event, the king will be anointed, blessed, and consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury - who has led most royal coronations since 1066, according to the release.
Buckingham Palace added that the ceremony has retained a similar structure for over a thousand years, and next year's coronation is expected to include the same basic elements while recognizing the spirit of our times.
King Charles, 73 years old, became King of Great Britain last month following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
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