31-year-old royal toast up at auction
A SLICE of toast believed to have been served to Prince Charles for breakfast on the day he married Diana is to be auctioned.
Rosemarie Smith, from Derby, took the leftover slice from a tray after visiting her daughter at Buckingham Palace only hours before the Royal Wedding at St Paul's Cathedral in July 1981.
It is thought the slice of white toast could fetch up to £500 when it goes under the hammer at Charles Hanson Auctioneers, in Etwall, on July 19.
Mrs Smith, 83, said: "At the time my daughter was a maid at the palace and one of her duties was to collect Prince Charles' breakfast tray from outside his room.
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"I was with her in the corridor and saw that Prince Charles had left some toast on the tray. I had been thinking about a keepsake from the wedding and saw the toast and thought to myself, 'Why not'?"
Since then, Mrs Smith has kept the slice of toast in a cup on a shelf at her home.