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Prince Charles, Lady Diana’s wedding cake up for auction

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After 40 years, you can finally have your Charles and Diana wedding cake — but don’t eat it, too.

A 28-ounce slice of the cake from the day the Prince of Wales made the late, great Lady Diana a princess is going up for auction Aug. 11. The piece of cake is expected to fetch 500 British pounds, or about $700.

The slice comes from one of the 27 cakes offered at the July 29, 1981, nuptials. Over 750 million people tuned in to watch the televised wedding of the century, in which the Archbishop of Canterbury famously uttered the line: “Here is the stuff of which fairy tales are made of.”

The iced cake has a white marzipan base and is decorated with a sugary facsimile of the royal coat of arms colored in gold, red, blue and silver.

The piece was given to Moyra Smith, a member of Queen Elizabeth’s household at Clarence House. Smith stored the slice in a floral cake tin with a label on top reading, “Handle with care — Prince Charles & Princess Diane’s [sic] wedding cake,” with the date “29/7/81.”

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The slice was first up for auction in 2008 and is now being sold again, on Aug. 11.
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Smith sold the cake to a collector in 2008, who is putting it up for auction. The lot also comes with a wedding program, ceremony details and a breakfast menu.

Chris Albury of the UK’s Dominic Winter Auctioneers told the Huffington Post that the slice “appears to be in exactly the same good condition as when originally sold,” adding, “But we advise against eating it.”

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles pose together on their wedding day.
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Diana was married to Charles, now 72, from 1981 to 1996. The Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 at the age of 36.

The couple wed at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London with about 3,500 in attendance. Following the ceremony, the pair and 120 of their guests dined at Buckingham Palace for a wedding brunch. Friends and family nibbled on brill in lobster sauce, chicken stuffed with lamb mousse and strawberries with cream.

Alongside Charles and Diana’s 27 cakes, their royal-official wedding cake was baked by David Avery, head baker at the Royal Navy’s cooking school in Kent. The towering cake was baked over a period of 14 weeks. The fruit cake was decorated with the Prince of Wales’ coat of arms, the Spencer family crest and flowers including roses and orchids.

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Baker David Avery poses with the royal wedding cake. It was one of 28 cakes served at the nuptials.
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Women are swooning over Joe Biden’s ‘hot Secret Service agent’

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Women online are swooning over President Joe Biden’s ‘hot Secret Service agent’.

Following Biden’s arrival in Nantucket, Massachussetts, footage of the apparent Secret Service agent was posted to TikTok. The young man can be seen wearing dark sunglasses, jeans, and a heavy jacket.

Several TikToks have been posted, with one by user @magsmur gaining over 1.2 million views. The 14-second clip shows the Secret Service agent smiling and interacting with another agent. The user captioned the video, “When I wasn’t the only one lookin’ at the secret service man.”

“Biden’s Baddies is how I will refer to his Secret Service from now on,” one user commented.

“This is giving me too high [of] expectations that [the] FBI guy watching my phone is hot,” said another.

“How many times have y’all watched this? I CAN’T STOP,” another commented.

There are over 1,000 comments that echo the same sentiment.

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The same video was posted again by user @Sadie T, but from a different angle. “The third angle y’all been waiting for,” the caption reads.

“Someone FIND THIS MAN,” said one comment.

“He’s our man now. No longer a secret,” said another.

User @carolinecray uploaded a different angle of the Secret Service Agent with the caption, “Came to see Joe Biden…stayed for the Secret Service.” The footage shows him standing and facing the camera. Another video by @carolinecray shows him walking in slow motion and using a metal detector on a woman in a church.

The man has yet to be identified.

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Donald Trump Jr.’s Comments On LeBron James Have The Internet Seeing Red

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In two Instagram posts made on his official account, former President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., poked fun at the incident that took place between LeBron James and the unruly fans at the Los Angeles Lakers-Indiana Pacers basketball game on Sunday. The first post featured a video of the interaction between James and the fans, along with the caption, “Is there a bigger b**** in pro sports than LaSnitch?” The second Instagram post turned the interaction into a meme, with Trump Jr. putting a “Karen” wig on James and captioning the photo, “LaKaren wants to speak to the manager!!!”

Almost immediately after posting those comments about James to his Instagram page, fans of James were quick to throw shade at Trump Jr. “Don Jr. out here calling Lebron James a b****,” a Twitter user said. “I’m sure Donny would definitely say that in Lebron’s face. He’s the roughest, toughest trust fund baby ever seen.” Other Twitter users were quick to point out the fact that, while James has worked hard for his fame and accomplishments, Trump Jr. is famous for being Donald Trump’s son. Donald Trump Jr calling LeBron James a “b****” for having a couple sitting court-side kicked out of a game for saying, ‘I hope your son does in a car wreck.’ Don Jr — literally no personal accomplishments. Born white. And rich. The end. Here’s LeBron’s legacy…” another Twitter user said while retweeting a post detailing the basketball player’s accomplishments.

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No new Covid cases in 8 districts in region | Nagpur News

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Nagpur: Only three districts in Vidarbha — Nagpur, Chandrapur and Yavatmal — reported new Covid cases accounting for all nine patients on Monday. Overall testing was poor across the region, but it was abysmally low in the eight districts which did not report any new cases.
Wardha, with just five, was the worst performer as far as testing was concerned. Bhandara, Akola, Buldhana and Washim were the other districts where testing was below 100-mark.
The Covid testing figures in the region crashed by more than half to little over 3,000. Sunday being a holiday, sample collection centres were closed, though the state Covid Task Force has called for increased testing to ensure the situation doesn’t go out of hand all of a sudden. Another reason for low testing was that some of these districts haven’t reported any new case for the last couple of days. Hence, there are few close or high-risk contacts left to be tested.
The day also saw 18 recoveries in Vidarbha, leaving 121 patients under treatment.
In Nagpur district, of the five new cases, two were from rural, one from city and two from outside district. The district has 43 patients under treatment now.
Yavatmal: No deaths kept the toll unchanged at 1,787. Currently, there are 13 active positive patients under treatment. The administration received 111 reports of which one was found positive. Of the 72,937 positive patients, 71,137, including one on Monday, have recovered. The test positivity rate is 9.53 %, death rate 2.45 % and daily positivity rate 0.90 %. There are 1,759 beds available for Covid patients in hospitals across the district.
Wardha: Five patients were discharged after recovery, leaving active positive just two as no new positive case was reported from 5 reports of Monday. Total recoveries increased to 48,094 and total cases and toll remained unchanged at 4,9426 and 1,326 respectively.
Amravati: No new case, no recovery and no Covid death marked Monday. This left 15 active cases under treatment.
Chandrapur: With four recoveries as against just a solitary detection, the figure of active patients further climbed down to 11 on Monday. The day again remained casualty free. There were 193 tests conducted during the last 24 hours and only one patient was found positive. A total of 7,61,931 samples have been tested out of which 6,71,501 tested negative. The caseload has moved up to 88,852, including 87,298 recoveries and 1,543 deaths.
Washim: The district did not report any new Covid case or recovery on Monday. Thus, the patient tally remains at 4. The district conducted 78 tests in the day. No death took place on Monday.
Gondia: No new Covid case was reported despite testing 293 samples. No discharge or Covid death took place, while seven patients remained under treatment.
Bhandara: The district neither reported any new Covid case, nor discharge on Monday. Two patients are under treatment. Only 16 samples were tested in the district on Monday.
Akola: The district reported zero new cases and recoveries on Monday, keeping the number of under-treatment patients at 10 after conducting 56 tests.
Gadchiroli: The district reported no new Covid cases on Monday after 258 tests, but saw one patient recovering. It now has 4 patients under treatment.
Buldhana: The district has 10 patients under treatment as on Monday, while no new Covid patient was detected in the day in 40 tests, but saw one recovery.

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