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A slice of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake has sold for £2,588 ($4,160) at a recent auction.
The piece of the royal wedding cake, which was made by chef Fiona Cairns in April 2011, fetched the high price after going under the hammer at California-based auction house, Julien’s Auctions.
A representative for the auction house confirmed the selling price, but would not name the buyer.
Earlier this year, the cake’s maker Fiona praised the Duchess in an interview with Hello! Online.
“Kate is just as lovely as everyone thinks,” she told website. “She’s exactly as you’d imagine, a really lovely person.”
She also revealed Kate was very involved with the process from start to finish adding the Duchess is a “very creative person”.
“A lot of people thought the royal wedding was a very grand affair but it was also very personal,” she explained.
Most recently, guests at Prince George’s christening were treated to slices from a tier saved from the eight-tiered masterpiece.
“We were always told the cake would be saved for the future,” she said, adding “after 30 months it’s even more delicious.”
The slice of William and Kate’s cake becomes the second royal piece of cake to go under the hammer this year. In September, a slice of the Queen’s 63-year-old wedding cake sold for £1,750.
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