LLANGOLLEN hotelier John Davies has bought himself a slice of royal history.
John who runs Benson's Hotel, has paid £215 for a slice of Charles and Camilla's wedding cake on internet auction site Ebay.
John, who admits to being an Ebay novice and not at all computer literate, entered his winning bid in the hope of securing the cake.
He was even prepared to place a bid of up to £350 for the piece.
John has an extensive collection of Victorian memorabilia on display at the hotel, but he believes the cake slice will prove a more up-to-date attraction to display to visitors.
John said: 'When I told regulars that I was bidding on the cake, they thought I'd lost my marbles.'
John's quest for the royal slice of cake came about when he was on holiday with his partner in the Scilly Isles and met a man who was selling a slice of the cake on Ebay.
The man who had been given the cake was a tenant of the Duchy Of Cornwall and rightly guessed that the royal souvenir may be worth money.
John offered him £50 for the cake, but he refused the offer because the item had already been listed on Ebay.
John is not sure if he has purchased the same slice of cake, but his is one of the 200 distributed by the Duchy of Cornwall that comes in a special presentation tin with a certificate of authenticity.
John is not the determined royalist you might expect.
He said: 'I'm not crazy about the royals. I always admire royalty on the TV, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go and see them.'
The royal wedding cake slice has not arrived as yet, but when it does, it will be in pride of place in a special display cabinet at Benson's Hotel, Pentredwr, Llangollen.