Those wishing to obtain a tasty slice of Prince William and Catherine's 2011 royal wedding are in luck! A slice of the fruitcake served at the nuptials is going up for auction.
We know you're thinking right now, "Man, I gotta get me some of that 3-year-old fruitcake." And you can! For an opening bid of $500 -- that according to Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills, which is putting the aged dessert on the auction block in a Dec. 5-6 event that also features a collection of the late Princess Diana's gowns.
Yeah, that cake really sucked all the glam out of the whole package, if you ask us. However, it's been done before: The late Princess of Wales gifted a piece of her own 1981 wedding cake to each student in the kindergarten class she taught, and a few years ago one of those students auctioned off the favor with the same auction house. It fetched about $6,000, said Martin Nolan, executive director at Julien's. William and Kate's version is expected to go for $1,000 to $2,000.
But wait, there's more! The cake, which comes in a decorative tin, is accompanied by a blank wedding invitation written on Queen Elizabeth's II's stationery. So, now we can totally fill in the blank with our names -- finally!
The gowns and dessert are being put up for auction by previous owners of the gowns and a guest at the 2011 wedding, respectively.
William and Kate kept the top three tiers of the nine-layer fruitcake and served the top layer during Prince George's christening in October 2013. Apparently, like wine, fruitcake gets better with time. But what do we Yanks know?
The items were showcased on "Today" on Wednesday, and while the morning talker focused on the gowns -- which were previously auctioned by Diana for charity mere months before her death in 1997 -- we made the editorial decision to go with the fruitcake.
Meanwhile the pregnant duchess has been out and about, fulfilling non-fruitcake duties and still concealing her tiny baby bump.
The former Kate Middleton paid a visit to a SportsAid workshop at the GSK Human Performance Laboratory on Wednesday and met with young athletes and their coaches. Prince William's wife is a patron of the charity, which ran advanced performance tests on potential 2020 Olympics candidates hoping to represent Britain in the Tokyo games.
Catherine also tried out a cognitive testing program herself, swiping a large screen and getting assessed in front of an audience and cameras.
The program helps members of next generation of British athletes recognize their achievements and support their ambitions with financial and other support.
The 32-year-old style icon, who is expecting her second child in April, wore a plum dress by Goat, sheer black tights and flat boots for the occasion. Any visual indication that she's with child was tucked away under the contours of her belted dress.
"The Duchess of Cambridge is a keen sportswoman & believes sport has the power to engage, educate, inspire and change lives for the better," read a tweet from Clarence House's Twitter account.
"HRH sees firsthand how sport is a catalyst for positive change through the charities she supports - Coach Core, @TeamSportsAid & @1851Trust," said another.
The Duchess of Cambridge is a keen sportswoman & believes sport has the power to engage, educate, inspire and change lives for the better.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 12, 2014
On Saturday, Catherine joined her husband, the second in line to the British throne, during a visit to Pembroke oil refinery in Wales. After that, the pair attended a test rugby match between Wales and Australia at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
On Sunday, she made a public appearances with other members of the royal family, including her mother-in-law, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and William's cousin Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.
The trio attended the annual Remembrance Day Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall to pay tribute to service personnel who died in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts. It's one of many war-centered events the royal family has participated in this year because 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.
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