Don’t eat it! 40-year-old slice of Diana’s wedding cake going up for auction tomorrow

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A SLICE of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s wedding cake is going up for auction on Wednesday.

The piece is decorated with a royal coat of arms in gold, red, blue and silver.

It was given to Moyra Smith, a member of the Queen Mother’s household at Clarence House.

She preserved the slice in cling film and kept it in an old floral cake tin.

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Charles and Diana married in a fairytale ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1981 (Image: GETTY)

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The large slice is from one of Charles and Diana’s 23 official wedding cakes (Image: DOMINIC WINTER AUCTIONEERS)

A handmade label on the lid read: “Handle with Care – Prince Charles & Princess Diane’s (sic) Wedding Cake.”

She signed and dated the label 29/7/81.

Mrs Smith’s family sold the cake in 2008 to a collector, but it has come up for auction once again.

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It was given to Moyra Smith, a member of the Queen Mother’s household at Clarence House (Image: DOMINIC WINTER AUCTIONEERS)

Auctioneer and senior valuer Chris Albury warned buyers not to be tempted to try the cake.

He said: “It appears to be in exactly the same good condition as when originally sold, but we advise against eating it.”

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Charles and Diana tied the knot on July 29 1981 (Image: GETTY)

The slice will be sold along with an order of service, ceremonial details and a royal wedding breakfast programme in Dominic Winter’s Books, Maps, Prints, Documents, Ephemera Auction on August 11.

It is expected to fetch between £300 and £500.

Charles and Diana tied the knot on July 29 1981.

Many royal fans lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.

However, the couple went on to split 11 years later in 1992, and divorced in 1996.

Diana tragically died in a Paris car crash in 1997.

A statue of the Princess was unveiled at Kensington Palace earlier this year.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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