Your typical royal toast likely involves a bit of the bubbly. This one just involves some stale bread.
Up for auction in the United Kingdom this week is a piece of toast from Prince Charles' breakfast tray on the morning he married Lady Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981.
Rosemarie Smith snatched the crispy piece of bread during a visit to Buckingham Palace. Her daughter, who worked for the royal family for almost three decades, had invited Smith to spend the hours ahead of the wedding at the palace with her.
"At the time my daughter was a maid at the Palace and one of her duties was to collect Prince Charles's breakfast tray from outside his room," Smith said in a report on the auctioneers' website. "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'?"
William and Kate's wedding and the Queen's Jubilee got Smith thinking that her bit of royal bread could be worth something.FULL STORY