Royal cake slice sold at auction; Prince Charles and Princess Diana on their wedding day (inset)
AP Photo/Nate D. Sanders Auctions
08/30/2014 AT 01:55 PM EDT
One lucky person now owns a slice of royal history – literally.
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.
The box features Prince Charles's feathers and an interlocking "C" and "D." It is accompanied by 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.
Some, Heller says, have purchased cakes dating to the days of Britain's Queen Victoria, who married in 1840.
With reporting by the ASSOCIATED PRESS AND SIMON PERRY