Official Prince William/Kate Middleton royal wedding tchotchkes go on sale
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.
| December 20, 2010; 9:12 AM ET
Categories: Royals | Tags: Kate Middleton, Prince William
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