She may have been the People’s Princess but Diana still had expensive tastes. However, surely even she would have baulked at paying a grand for cake. One hungry punter did so last week, coughing up a four-figure sum for a 27-year-old slice of Diana’s wedding cake.

“Whoever buys it will no doubt keep it,” said auctioneer Chris Albury. “As an investment you can’t have your cake and eat it.” Ithangew!