An antiques fair in England is selling a slice of cake that was baked in 1871. It's left over from the wedding of Queen Victoria's fourth daughter. Princess Louise scandalized the royal family by insisting on marrying a commoner. A slice of wedding cake lasted even longer than the marriage.
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One lucky buyer can find out if cake, like wine, gets bets better with age. An antiques fair in England is selling a slice of cake baked in 1871, left over from the wedding of Queen Victoria's fourth daughter. Princess Louise shocked her relatives by marrying a man who was not high enough in the ranks of the nobility. A slice of wedding cake lasted even longer than the marriage, and it went up for sale for a little more than $200.
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