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Slice Of Cake From The Royal Wedding In 2011 Sells For $7,500

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(PCM) Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA has just sold a slice of wedding cake from the 2011 royal wedding of Prince William and Dutchess Catherine for the whopping sum of $7,500!

In fact, the auction house claims they were only expecting to receive about $1,000 or $2,000 at most for the cake slice. The slice is a fruit cake, which according to CNNMoney was eight tiers tall and took the bakers five weeks to make. It is also said that the cake will peak in flavor 13 months after it was baked and comes in a tin along with a blank invitation to the wedding presented on the Queen’s stationary.

The cake was made by Chef Fiona Cairns and her team and is decorated with icing flowers, petals and leaves. The auction buyer has been revealed as Gee Chuang, the CEO of Listia.com and he claims that he plans to give the slice of royal wedding cake away on his website to celebrate William and Catherine’s upcoming fourth wedding anniversary this April.

A few years back Julien’s auction house also sold a slice of Prince William’s parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake that was about 27 years old for the amount of $6,000.

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DNA Evidence Reveals That It Was King Richard III’s Remains Found Under A Parking Lot Structure

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(PCM) Researchers are nearly 100% sure, 99.999% to be exact, that the remains that were discovered underneath of a parking lot indeed are those of King Richard III. The details surrounding the King’s death have been a mystery for nearly 530 years.

King Richard III died in battle in 1485 and part of the mystery is that church that had originally marked his grave had been demolished, so researchers had to locate the spot where the church had once stood. When they finally tracked down the location of the churches foundation it turned out to be located underneath of a parking lot structure.

King Richard III’s skeletal remains were exhumed after the researchers were able to dig up the parking lot and based upon the age, battle scars and the remnants of scoliosis they were able to conclude that the remains were those of the King. To achieve absolute certainty more extensive DNA testing needed to be conducted.

DNA from the past, especially ancient times is incredibly hard to work with as after death the DNA strands begin to break down into smaller and smaller strands. Researchers had to use the utmost care not to ruin their samples and the analysis was done in completely sterile conditions and checked multiple times for accuracy.

The group of researchers tracked down living relatives of King Richard III and analyzed their DNA compared to that of the remains and the connections were a match. There was only one break in the chain, however that may have been caused by a case of infidelity where a child was fathered by someone other than the man who believes they are the father. That type of situation happened quite frequently back in that time period. It would be very difficult to try to figure out exactly when the infidelity would have taken place.

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King Richard III To Finally Be Buried At Leicester This March

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(PCM) After many, many years of legal battles the body of King Richard III will finally be buried in Leicester this coming March. There are already plans in place for a reinterment ceremony that will conclude a weeks worth of activities planned to honor the fallen monarch in Leicestershire.

King Richard III’s remains were discovered by an archaeological team under a council car park in Leicester back in 2012. Direct descendants of the monarch disputed the decision to reinter the remains in Leicester and felt instead his final resting place should be York.

The case went through a lengthy court battle, but ultimately the judge ruled that King Richard III’s remains were to be reintered in Leicester. Many of those in opposition have also spoken out claiming that Leicester only wants to keep the remains for financial profit rather than honor.

The remains of King Richard III have become quite the tourist attraction in the area and there are even plans for a King Richard III tour. The tour will take visitors to the grave site where his remains were first discovered, as well as other important milestone areas of his life. Nearly, 200,000 tourists have already visited a temporary exhibition that was set up after his remains were first discovered.

King Richard III was crowned King in the year 1483 and then was killed in the battle of Bosworth in August of 1485, only completing a two year reign. A hearse containing his remains will travel throughout the villages surrounding Leicester, marking the King’s movements as he made his way to his final resting place in Bosworth.

For three days the public will be allowed to visit the remains and pay their respects at Leicester cathedral and the reinterment service will be invitation only but broadcast live on Channel 4.

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Virginia Man Claims “No Man’s Land” For His Daughter In Africa!

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(PCM) 38-year old Jeremiah Heaton of Virginia recently posted on Facebook about how he wanted to make his 7-year old daughters dreams of becoming an actual princess come true. However, in this case it seems that the dream could actually come true!

Heaton discovered that the eastern African region of Bir Tawil, a 796-square-mile piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, was terra nullius or “no man’s land.”  According to colonial-era law that mean that Heaton was able to claim the land as his own.

After receiving permission from the Egyptian government, he was able to travel to the land in time for his daughter’s birthday to lay an official claim on their “kingdom”.  Heaton also went as far as to rename the land, so it is no longer Bir Tawil, but not called the The Kingdom of North Sudan and Heaton.

Heaton is now requesting that his family and friends refer to his daughter as Princess Emily and is calling himself King Heaton. (We have a feeling this is going to cause a few problems down the line…or a big ego!)

Heaton plans to use the land of his “kingdom” to advance agricultural technology for the surrounding areas. Also,  Heaton still needs to receive legal recognition from Egypt, Sudan, the United Nations and other political groups.

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Teen Captures A Selfie With The Queen Of England

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(PCM) The Queen Mum does not appear to be amused after a teen managed to sneak an epic selfie during her and Prince Philips recent visit to Belfast.

The Queen Of England and Prince Philip had just finished touring the notorious prison Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast when the sneaky teen was able to snap the shot.

After visiting the prison, The Queen and Prince Philip took a stroll through the indoor market and The Queen gave a speech at Belfast City Hall.

Another part of The Queens’ journey to Belfast that has people chatting was her visit to the set of the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones”. She and Prince Philip met with several actors from the series and she can be seen standing next to the foreboding Iron Throne. It would have been epic if she had actually sat down on the throne…but alas….maybe next time!

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Alexander Skarsgard Poses Totally Nude In The South Pole

(PCM) If you are fan of the HBO hit series “True Blood” then you certainly got a taste of the deliciousness that is full frontal nudity from actor Alexander Skarsgard, who plays vampire Eric Northman, when he appeared full nude in last year’s season finale.  In an effort to poke fun at the scene featured in the finale, Skarsgard has once again stripped down fully nude and posed while reading a book on a toilet seat in the South Pole.

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The photo was posted on Instagram by Inge Solheim , who was Skarsgard’s team guide during the Walking with the Wounded Challenge. The charity challenge is an expedition across Antarctica in which Prince Harry also participated. The caption on the photo read: ’#southpole -30C What are you reading Alex? The script for season 7 of #truebloodHBO?’

Well, we could certainly hope so!

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The expedition raises money for wounded soldiers and involved three teams representing the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada/Australia. Skarsgard represented the US, Prince Harry repped for  Team UK and The Wire’s Dominic West served as Ambassador for Team Canada/Australia. The expedition was initially going to be a race-like competition, however it was determined that conditions were too hazardous and the race idea was scrapped. The three teams did complete the trek and arrived safely to the South Pole on December 13th.

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The last we saw of Skarsgard in the True Blood finale was him in the nude bursting into flames, so many are speculating whether or not the character is set to return for the next and final season of the series which will premiere in June.

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Skarsgard Poses Totally Nude In The South Pole also appeard on Celebrity Magnet.

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