Royal dessert takes the cake at PFC Auctions
GUERNSEY, Channel Islands (ACNI) – Britain’s Royal Family is seldom out of the spotlight, but with this being Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee Year, the interest in news and information about the Royals has intensified to unprecedented levels.
The global fascination for Her Majesty and future monarchs became quite apparent during the debut auction recently conducted by British antiques expert Paul Fraser. His new enterprise, PFC Auctions, launched operations with a May 24 online-only sale of antiques, art and investment-grade collectibles.
No dummy when it comes to reading the mood of the buying public, Fraser included a special section of royalty items in the auction. Among the more unusual entries was a slice of wedding cake from the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
The Fiona Cairns-designed fruit cake, which was wrapped in its original greaseproof paper, came in a 5.5 inch-long presentation tin with accompanying compliments slip from Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Kylie Whitehead of PFC Auctions commented: “Here’s proof, if it were needed, of the power of the British Royal Family at auction. The cake offered a tantalizing glimpse, and taste, of arguably the most celebrated wedding of all time, which made it irresistible to bidders. What a superb start to the Jubilee celebrations.”
Accompanying the tinned cake was an original order of service from the ceremony at Westminster Abbey that was watched by 2.24 billion people around the world. Its 16 pages included vows, hymns, prayers and a blessing.
The posh slice of cake, with all accoutrements, was bid to £1,917 (approx. $2,970). Its authenticity was unimpeachable; whether or not it is still edible is quite another matter.
Visit PFC Auctions online at www.pfcauctions.com.
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