Queen’s wedding cake found in cabinet … old but valuable3/28/2012
A slice of cake served at the wedding of Queen Elizabeth to Prince Phillip in 1947 has been found in a filing cabinet and promptly sold at auction for nearly $1,800. The slice had been given to C.H. Spackman, a member of the couple's guards of honor, who left it to the Princess Alice Hospice after he died "in the hope that it could be auctioned to raise funds." Unfortunately, it languished in the filing cabinet for 25 years before being discovered. "It's not much to look at and I certainly didn't consider having a bite to see what it tasted like," said hospice worker Anna Fiddimore. The slice was purchased by antiques dealer and U.K. TV personality Gordon Watson.
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