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Going Once, Going Twice — Five Royal Wedding Cakes Displayed Exclusively in London Ahead of Beverly Hills Auction

- World Renowned Julien's Auctions Are Auctioning Five Royal Wedding Cakes on 27th June in the U.S

- Slices of Cakes Representing Five Royal Weddings Through The Years Will Be Auctioned Including Prince Charles and Princess Diana Wedding Cake, Expected to Auction for up to $2000

- From the Estate of Leonard Massey, former First Chauffeur to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

- Cakes to be Exclusively Showcased at The Stafford London until 6th June with New Royal Afternoon Tea

A totally unique collection of five Royal Wedding Cake slices will be auctioned this June in the US by Julien's Auctions, the premier auction house in high profile celebrity and entertainment auctions. From the Estate of Leonard Massey, former First Chauffeur to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, these rare slices, displayed in their original packaging are being showcased at The Stafford London until 6th June. The collection will then head to the auction block together for the very first time.

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The Royal Wedding Cakes are:

  • PRINCESS ANNE AND CAPTAIN MARK PHILLIPS WEDDING CAKE

A slice of royal wedding cake from the marriage of Princess Anne to Captain Mark Phillips on November 14, 1973. The cake is contained in a small box monogrammed "A" and "M." The entire wedding cake was said to be made exactly five-feet six-inches tall, the same height as Princess Anne. The cake is not suitable for consumption.

Box, 1 by 2 3/4 by 4 inches Guide Price $400-600

  • PRINCE ANDREW AND SARAH FERGUSON WEDDING CAKE

A slice of royal wedding cake from the marriage of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson on July 23, 1986. The cake is contained in a small box monogrammed "A" and "S." The cake is not suitable for consumption.

Box, 1 by 4 1/4 by 3 inches Guide Price $400-600

  • PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA WEDDING CAKE

A presentation slice of cake from the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana on July 29, 1981. The cake is contained in a white box with silver printing: “CD/ Buckingham Palace/ 29th July 1981.”

Box, 1 by 4 1/4 by 3 inches Guide Price $1,000-2,000

  • PRINCE CHARLES AND CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES WEDDING CAKE

A slice of royal wedding cake from the marriage of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles. The cake is housed in a tin that reads “HRH Prince of Wales/ HRH The Duchess of Cornwall/ 9th April 2005.” Accompanied by an enclosure card that reads “With best wished from HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall” with information about the specially designed tin on verso.

Tin, 2 by 6 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches Guide Price $400-600

  • PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON WEDDING CAKE

A piece of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake made by Fiona Cairns, in a red presentation box. The cake was a brandy-infused fruit cake. The box is trimmed in silver ink and printed with a "CW" under a crown, representing the first initial of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This cake is believed to have been given to one of Prince William's fellow Naval members.

Box, 2 3/4 by 5 by 5 inches Guide Price $600-800

Royal Wedding Cake Box Photos

Visitors to The Stafford London can enjoy a new 'Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea' throughout this period. The tea includes a selection of five Petite Sandwiches, Royal Wedding Fruit Cake, Freshly Baked Scones served with seasonal jams and Devonshire clotted cream and Strawberry & Cream Macaroon among other sweet treats and a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne. The tea is priced £42.50 per person or £32.50 per person without the champagne.

An independent historic hotel near Green Park, Buckingham Palace and Mayfair, The Stafford London is as timeless as the city it belongs to. Founded in 1912, it has 105 individually decorated bedrooms and suites split across the Main House and the Carriage House.

The hotel has the feel of a private residence. In fact the Lyttelton lounge and restaurant are the former dining room and drawing room of Lord and Lady Lyttelton (who owned one of the finest townhouses in London in the 17th century).

A descendant of the aristocratic Lyttleton-Spencer family, Edward Spencer the 8th Earl Spencer, was the father of Diana, Princess of Wales.

The American Bar at The Stafford is an institution in its own right. During WW2 The Stafford served as a club for American and Canadian officers until 1945. Today, The American Bar's collection of memorabilia is a mix of items donated by guests of the hotel started by an American guest who donated a wooden carving of an American eagle.

Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions who is in London showcasing the Royal Wedding Cakes comments; "The Stafford London's location is ideal for Royal fans and this celebration of Royal Wedding Cakes through the years highlights the everlasting design of each cake, inspired by the bride and groom and period of each wedding. We look forward to a successful showcase in London and exciting auction in Beverly Hillls."

Who will be saying 'I Do' to a Royal Wedding Cake? All will be revealed on 27th June.

16 - 18 St. James's Place, London, SW1A 1NJ 020 7493 0111 www.thestaffordlondon.com
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