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Princess Diana's wedding cake sells for $1,375

We would hope that a piece of cake that costs $1,375 tastes good, but we're guessing that's not the case with Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer's wedding cake slice.

A buyer purchased the 34-year-old slice of cake on Thursday at a Nate D. Sanders auction. The Los Angeles-based auction company said in a statement:

"It is a classic British fruitcake with cream cheese frosting and was made by the Naval Armed Forces. The wedding reception was held at Buckingham Palace for breakfast after the Church of England ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral. One hundred and twenty guests attended the reception. The cake slice comes in the original white and silver presentation box dated Buckingham Palace 29 July 1981, with Prince of Wales' feathers and 'CD' monogram. The cake slice came with a card stating: 'With best wishes from / Their Royal Highnesses / The Prince & Princess of Wales.' The whole slice is wrapped in original wax paper and doily."

Believe it or not, an auction house representative told the Daily Mail that the cake was still edible.

"Alcohol has preserved the cake making it still edible, although collectors would rather it remain intact," he said.

Though the winning bid seems exorbitant for old fruitcake, it fell short of expectations: The auction company was hoping to sell the slice for $4,000, per the Daily Mail.

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A slice of cake from Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer's wedding was sold for $1,375.

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