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Historic Queen Elizabeth's 68-yr-old wedding cake to be auctioned for £750 (PHOTOS)

The 500-lb four-tier cake standing tall at 9 ft was made with dried fruit from Australia, preserved with rum and brandy from South Africa.

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Queen Elizabeth's wedding cake is about to be sold out to the highest bidder!

The historic wedding cake was made 68 years ago for the royal wedding of the then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace on November 20.

The 500-lb four-tier cake standing tall at 9 ft was made with dried fruit from Australia , preserved with rum and brandy from South Africa play

The 500-lb four-tier cake standing tall at 9 ft was made with dried fruit from Australia, preserved with rum and brandy from South Africa

 

The 500-lb four-tier cake standing tall at 9 ft was made with dried fruit from Australia, preserved with rum and brandy from South Africa.

A slice of the cake is up for auction and is expected to fetch as much as $750 (over N200,000). play

A slice of the cake is up for auction and is expected to fetch as much as $750 (over N200,000).

(Gorringes Auctioneers)

 

A slice of the cake is up for auction on Wednesday – and is expected to fetch as much as $750 (over N200,000).

READ: Lasting Love: Couple celebrate 60th anniversary by eating their original wedding cake

Speaking to PEOPLE, Philip Taylor of auction house Gorringes says "It's fruit cake and preserved in brandy. It's edible – if you want to!, it was a remarkable thing, and the Duke of Edinburgh made the first cut with his ceremonial sword."

A slice of the cake is up for auction and is expected to fetch as much as $750 (over N200,000) play

A slice of the cake is up for auction and is expected to fetch as much as $750 (over N200,000)

(Gorringes Auctioneers)

 

According to reports, one of the tiers was believed to be sent back to Australia in gratitude for them supplying the fruit ingredients, and the very top tier was retained for the 1948 christening of Prince Charles.

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