Forty-year-old slice of Charles and Diana's wedding cake sells for $2500

Someone paid $2500 this week for a hunk of stale wedding cake left over from the 1981 royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

Dominic Winter Auctioneers, which sold off the, er, collectible, states that there were apparently 23 official royal wedding cakes and this slab came from royal staff cake. Moyra Smith, one of the Queen Mum's employees at Clarence House, took her slice home, put it in plastic wrap, and stored it in an old cake tin. Her family first brought it to auction in 2008, also at Dominic Winter Auctioneers.

According to the auction house, "it appears to be in exactly the same good condition as when originally sold, but we advise against eating it, and the royal letter and bottle of commemorative beer that accompanied the lot are not present," reports the auction house.

No word on who the buyer was, but we suspect J. Peterman or Elaine Benes.