A piece of Charles and Diana’s 34 yr. old wedding cake in its original box is for sale on Ebay!
Prince Charles and Princess Diana had 27 wedding cakes with the official wedding cake being supplied by the Naval Armed Forces. David Avery, the head baker at the Royal Naval cooking school, in Chatham Kent, made the cake, which took 14 weeks. They made two identical cakes in case one was damaged.
Although the cake today would be inedible, the box and original greeting card tucked inside is quite valuable!
Between his sexy scruff and adorable surprise appearances, it’s no secret that Prince Harry has been keeping very busy at stealing our hearts. But while we’re all dying to marry Harry, the bachelor isn’t ready for his Duchess Kate just yet.
Yesterday, while the prince was on a 17-mile trek for Walking With the Wounded’s Walk of Britain, reporters asked if he was “anywhere near” walking down the aisle. And the eligible royal echoed the “it will happen when it happens” sentiment he expressed in May.
“There are a lot of things to get done before settling down,” he said. “Another seven miles to walk now, which I’m not looking forward to … eight! Everyone looks forward to settling down, but in the meantime it’s work as usual so let’s crack on.”
As for the work he’s referring to? After spending a decade in the Army doing something he really loved, he said it was “time to give back.” Since leaving, he’s made it his mission to support fellow veterans and become a spokesperson for them because he knows what they’ve been through.
And the inspiration behind his charitable endeavors comes from none other than Princess Diana herself.
“It’s something that our mother did a lot of and that’s the time that you really get to learn,” he told The Mirror. “You get the experiences and you actually get the honest truth out of people.”
Excuse us while we swoon! Via People.com
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ON 27 OCTOBER 1981 THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES EMBARKED ON THEIR FIRST JOINT TOUR TOGETHER SINCE THEIR JULY 29th WEDDING. THE TOUR WAS, FITTINGLY, IN WALES AND IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS FOR THE NEW PRINCESS. THIS ARTICLE, FROM THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER 1981, GIVES A PREVIEW OF THE FIRST FEW MONTHS OF ENGAGEMENTS FOR THE NEW PRINCESS AND ALSO BEGINS OUR NEW SET OF BLOG ARTICLES FOR OCTOBER 2015.
A unique collection of never-before-seen photos from the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana have sold for over $12,000 at auction. The selection of 12 images were taken from the reception held at Buckingham Palace on 29 July 1981, where the royal couple were joined by guests including the Queen, Princess Anne, Princess Margaret and Prince Andrew.
Boston-based RR Auction obtained the exclusive photos from the collection of an assistant to photographer Lord Patrick Lichfield, who was the only photographer allowed to take informal photographs of the royal family and their guests at the Palace following their wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
“The candid and unrehearsed moments of the fairytale wedding captured in these photographs show a seldom seen side of the Royal family,” said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction. “It’s not surprising that photographs commanded such an impressive figure— the public adored Princess Diana and these never-before-seen photos have an incredible amount of sentimental value for the millions of fans that remember the people’s princess.”
The images were never released to the public and were discarded from the official wedding album presented to Charles and Diana. They were kept in a private album by Lord Patrick’s assistant for over 30 years, before being featured in the Remarkable Rarities live auction event on 24 September.
The collection consisted of seven black-and-white glossy photos, five colour satin-finish photos and the pass used by the photographer’s assistant for access to Buckingham Palace. Six images feature the newly married Princess Diana wearing her stunning David Emanuel wedding gown surrounded by her royal wedding party, while a further three images show her holding her youngest bridesmaid, five-year-old Clementine Hambro.
One striking image sees the bride and groom standing on Buckingham Palace balcony as they greet the crowds who have gathered on the Mall to celebrate their wedding. Another candid snap depicts the Queen watching the crowds on her own television. The Queen also features in several of the images, along with other recognisable guests including Earl Spencer, Prince Andrew and Baroness Fellows.
The collection was accompanied by a note of authenticity along with a detailed letter of provenance identifying the subjects in each photograph and offering further information from Lord Patrick’s assistant.