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Royal wedding cake slice to be auctioned

A slice of cake from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding is to be auctioned next week.

Auctioneers Mellors and Kirk are expecting the slice of fruit cake to fetch between £50 and £150 when it goes up for sale on Wednesday.

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

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 who were 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."

Carpet maker receives royal approval

A carpet company based in Kidderminster will today be awarded The Royal Warrant on behalf of the Queen.

Victoria Carpets, which employs around 200 people, received royal approval when they were asked to lay carpets in Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding in 2011.

Royal Warrants are issued to businesses who have supplied goods to the royal household for over five years.

There are 800 Warrant holders nationwide.

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"Royal" pub up for sale

A pub in Kibworth, Leicestershire, famous for the celebrations it organised for the Diamond Jubilee and Royal Wedding last year, is up for sale.

For the Diamond Jubilee, the landlord of the Coach and Horses transformed his pub into a boat.

Coach and Horses pub Credit: ITV Central News
Coach and Horses pub Credit: ITV Central News
Coach and Horses pub Credit: ITV Central News

One of the biggest Royal Wedding street parties in the country was held in Kibworth and organised by Andrew Southerden, the pub landlord.

Royal wedding celebrations Credit: ITV Central News
Royal wedding celebrations Credit: ITV Central News
Royal wedding celebrations Credit: ITV Central News