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Royal wedding cake sold for £523

Royal wedding cake auctioned for £523 Credit: Mellors & Kirk

A piece of the Royal wedding cake has been auctioned for £523 in Nottingham today.

A mystery buyer bid well over the estimated amount of £50 to £150 to own a slice of royal memorabilia.

The Royal Wedding cake was made by local cake maker Fiona Cairns from Fleck near Leicestershire.

Royal wedding cake slice to be auctioned in Nottingham

The cake along with the special note is expected to fetch between £50-£150 Credit: Mellors & Kirk

A slice of cake from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding is to be auctioned today in Nottingham.

Auctioneers Mellors and Kirk are expecting the slice of fruit cake to fetch between £50 and £150.

The cake is to be sold by former employee of Crown Speciality Packaging, Adrian Richardson, who was one of a small number of employees of the firm sent a piece of the royal wedding cake to thank them for their work on a specially commissioned presentation tin.

Nigel Kirk, director of Mellors and Kirk Auctioneers in Nottingham said: "It will no doubt be popular with collectors of royal memorabilia."

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Prince William did the honours, signing the birth register entry for the third-in-line to the throne at Kensington Palace this morning.

Thanks to the power of modern media, we found out about it almost immediately.

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New Leicestershire mum will be watching young Royal with interest

New mum Rebecca Jones, 20, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire and her partner, Chris, are the proud parents of a girl, born last weekend, which was the Duchess of Cambridge's due date.

Rebecca said that because her daughter was born around the same time as Kate's baby she will be watching the new Royal with a keen interest.

Aston Villa offers congratulations to royal baby boy

Aston Villa has offered its congratulations to Prince William and Kate Middleton following the birth of the royal baby boy.

William is an Aston Villa fan and the Premier League club has sent a replica kit for the new arrival.

Villa would like to extend congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of their baby boy.

The Duke is a huge Villa fan and it is hoped that his new son will be brought up in the claret and blue tradition.

As a birthday present, Villa chiefs have sent the 8lbs 6oz tot a new kit with the appropriate letters 'HRH' and the number '1' on the back.

– Aston Villa statement
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