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Slice Of History: Pieces Of British Royal Wedding Cakes Up For Auction

"It hearkens back to a very happy time; love, a couple getting married, future kings and queens, a fairy tale. We're keeping the love affair on ice." Prince Harry And Actor Meghan Markle To Marry In Spring And sometimes, he conceded, the cake lasts longer than the marriage. "With Charles, I'd say he wanted his cake and to eat it too." The California-based auction house specializes in celebrity artifacts. In 2016, it sold Truman Capote's ashes for about $45,000. In 2006, it sold William Shatner's kidney stone "because at Julien's Auctions we leave no stone unturned." All $25,000 from that sale went to a house-building charity called Habitat for Humanity. The June auction will make history for Julien's, in a sweet sort of way. "We have never sold a royal flush of wedding cakes," Nolan says. "It's so hard to get one piece, to get five is just amazing. It's highly unlikely we'll ever get five pieces of cake at one time in the future." Besides, Nolan says, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on May 19 will break from the royal family's tradition of serving fruitcake by serving a lemon and elderflower cake.

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