Royal wedding: Prince William and Kate Middleton souvenirs
Page last updated at 12:01 GMT, Tuesday, 23 November 2010
- Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on Friday 29 April, 2011 at Westminster Abbey but many companies have been planning their souvenirs for years. These are from the Prince William Pottery Company in Liverpool.
- Workers at Aynsley China in Stoke on Trent start producing commemorative plates, cups and mugs straight after the announcement of the engagement last week (Tuesday 16 November). There will be a bank holiday on the day of the wedding.
- Workers at the historic Aynsley China are hand painting their souvenirs.
- Remember Woolworths? They came up with this idea for a mug back in 2006 when there was talk Wills and Kate were about to get hitched. Unfortunately the high street chain shut before the marriage was announced. Woolies has just been relaunched online.
- Mug ready to use.
- Some Royal fans are already using their souvenir mugs.
- New York's Natural Sapphire Co has been overwhelmed with orders for reproductions of the sapphire and diamond engagement ring that Prince William gave to Kate Middleton. It's not cheap though it'll cost you half a million pounds.
- But there are many places selling a much cheaper replica.
- Not exactly souvenirs you can buy. But meet William and Kate. The pair of royal starlings hand were hand reared at Chester Zoo. They've been named after the royal couple as their natural habitat is near to where Prince William proposed in Kenya.
- Royal Crown in Derby have chosen not to put photos of the happy couple on to their souvenirs.
- The swans are called William and Kate and they are symbolic because swans mate for life.
- This Welsh dragon is also part of the Royal Wedding souvenir collections.
- High street stores like Woolworths are launching their own souvenirs. Their range includes china plates, thimbles, mouse mats and Will and Kate shaped pick and mix sweets in anticipation of the event!