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Posted at 9:12 AM ET, 12/20/2010

Official Prince William/Kate Middleton royal wedding tchotchkes go on sale

By Liz Kelly


In need of a pillbox that handily reminds you of the April 29 wedding date of Britain's Prince William and his soon-to-be-wife Kate Middleton? It's your lucky day. Monday, the first official memorabilia went on sale at royal palaces across the U.K. and at the royal family's official online shop.

Each piece bears the couple's entwined initials in gold and silver surmounted by the coronet of Prince William and the wedding date. The range is decorated with a pattern of doves, white ribbons and hearts in silver, gold and grey, set against a pale-grey striped background. Handmade exclusively for the Royal Collection in Stoke-on-Trent using methods that have remained unchanged for 250 years, each item is individually decorated and then embellished with several layers of burnished gold and platinum before a final layer of gilding in 22-carat gold is applied by hand.

The commemorative plate is going for approximately $62 while a tankard featuring the same design is priced at $54. And that pillbox? A bargain at $38.

Source: Prince William approves wedding souvenirs for sale

By Liz Kelly  | December 20, 2010; 9:12 AM ET
Categories:  Royals  | Tags:  Kate Middleton, Prince William  
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I wouldn't have guess in a million years that William and Kate were Yiddish.

May I be the first to wish them Mazel Tov.

Posted by: atkissonjim | December 20, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't have guess in a million years that William and Kate were Yiddish.

May I be the first to wish them Mazel Tov!

Posted by: atkissonjim | December 20, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

The Royal Collection? The Steaming Pile Collection would be a more appropriate name.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | December 20, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

What's Yiddish about it?

Posted by: agog1 | December 20, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Tchotchkes? Trotsky?
What's the difference?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | December 20, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone noticed that Kate Middleton has an unusually large Adam's Apple? I heard that she also has to regularly wax off her moustache. Makes me wonder if she is quite "manly" from a biological standpoint ... especially since she has such a manly build... broad shoulders, flat chest and no waist.

Posted by: johnsmith6 | December 20, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Get your royal wedding souveniers right 'ere! Right 'ere mates!

Makes me wonder if the royal family didn't hire NFL promotions to help find a way to pay for the wedding.

Posted by: jfregus | December 22, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

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