Slice of Lady Di's wedding cake sells for $$$

A slice of cake from the royal wedding of Princess Diana to Prince Charles has sold for $1,375 at auction in Los Angeles.

Described by Nate D. Sanders Auctions as a "classic British fruitcake with cream cheese frosting", the slice – which is wrapped in original wax paper and doily – comes in its original white and silver presentation box.

The cake also comes with a card that has the message "With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince & Princess of Wales."

The wedding of Charles and Diana was held on July 29th 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral, London. Not exactly a small intimate affair, around 3,500 people attended the wedding, while an estimated 1 billion watched on TV or listened on the radio.

The royal couple divorced in August 1996. Diana died in August 1997, when the car she was travelling in crashed in a Paris underpass.

Chippenham Auction Rooms

The market for royal memorabilia is in rude health. This summer, a pair of Queen Victoria's cotton underwear – measuring 45 inches around the waist and bearing the stamp 'VR', short for Victoria Regina – sold for £12,930 ($19,266) at auction.

The underwear (pictured, above) had been preserved in tissue paper and stored in a temperature controlled storeroom, according to Chippenham Auction Rooms.