Queen’s 66-year-old wedding cake slice sells for £1,750 英女王六十六年前結婚蛋糕拍賣一千七百五十英鎊

Wed, Oct 30, 2013 - Page 11

The fruit cake has been perfectly preserved since the wedding reception at Buckingham Palace.

The lavish four-tier cake that stood at 9ft tall was split between 2,000 guests who celebrated the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten. The 3.5-inch by 7.5-inch slice was given to one of the couple’s guards of honor at the wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

It was later donated to the Princess Alice Hospice, in Esher, Surrey, where it lay in a filing cabinet drawer for 15 years.

It went for a hammer price of £1,500 (US$2,431), but with added fees the overall price was £1,750.

(Liberty Times)

這塊水果蛋糕在白金漢宮那場婚禮之後,一直完美地保存著。

那個豪華的四層蛋糕有九英尺高,當時分給慶祝伊莉莎白女王與菲利普親王婚禮的兩千名賓客。而這片三點五吋寬、七點五吋長的蛋糕,是分給當時女王夫婦在西敏寺舉行婚禮時的儀仗隊成員。

後來這塊蛋糕捐給英國薩里郡伊舍鎮的慈善機構「愛麗絲公主療養院」,它們把蛋糕放在壁櫥的抽屜裡十五年。

蛋糕是以一千五百英鎊落槌,但加上附加費用後的總價是一千七百五十英鎊。

(自由時報/翻譯:國際新聞中心)