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No. T019
The Only Known Surviving Piece of Royal Wedding Cake From The
Prince & Princess of Wales's Marriage in 1863

Housed under glass in an 18ct Gilt Metal Casket
Circa 1863
Height 1.5" (4cm); Width 1.75" (4.5cm)
Price 32,000.00

Engraved
A PIECE OF THE PRINCE & PRINCESS'S OF WALES'S WEDDING CAKE
10th March 1863

Presented to
Mr W.S. CHARLES
by Lady Edward Cust


Comments & Condition Report
The Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, was the eldest son of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert
becoming King, in 1901, of the United Kingdom, British Dominions & Emperor of India (Edward VII)
and married Alexandra of Denmark (Queen Alexandra)

Lady Cust's husband Sir Edward Cust was Master of Ceremonies for the wedding

At this point in time I have no idea who Mr W.S. Charles is;
presumably he must have done something special to help with the wedding, but probably not invited.
Hence this beautiful little box being specially commissioned for him by Lady Cust as a keepsake to commemorate this Royal event

There are no maker's marks on this 18ct gilt metal box, but I have no doubt it was made by the Royal goldsmiths Garrards

The piece of cake still easily resembles traditional fruit cake, to the degree it looks like it could be edible!

An amazing and wonderful very rare beautiful little box
Without damage or repair

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The Prince & Princess of Wales on their wedding day, and the wedding cake


































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