I’ve written in this space about the “Throne Up” royal wedding barf bags and the commemorative royal mug with the picture of Kate and her betrothed – errrr – Prince Harry on the side. In a desperate attempt to cash in on the wedding of this century, royal opportunists from London to Hong Kong are flogging fine collectibles. It seems, however, these trinkets are being hustled from within the proverbial palace walls as well.
At Prince Charles’ (yes, he’d be the father of the groom) official store at Highgrove Estate in Gloucestershire, one can, now, find a few special royal wedding collectibles, including a delightful wooden jigsaw puzzle of William and Kate.
The puzzle/picture of the happy couple, Kate in her famous blue dress, is made of wood (no cheap cardboard in this royal shop) and has 250 pieces. For only £29.95, it’s a steal!
Okay, apparently all the proceeds of Chaz’s little shop (where, I’m told, he stocks the shelves after hours himself) go to charity but, perhaps, he needs to rethink the line. Is he going to be selling cotton candy to the masses lining The Mall on the big day, all in the name of charity? Actually, I’d like to see that.
At least Prince Charles is doing it for charity. What excuse do the Middletons have? At first glance Kate’s parent’s website Party Pieces looks like a very classy (and, I mean that in the worst possible way) operation but, upon further inspection, the icing slips off the cake.
Behold an entire range of royal wedding themed party favours – at very reasonable prices. Fancy some royal stamped bunting? A Rule Britannia scratch card? Perhaps, a corgi cake topper? After all, what says young (royal) love like a corgi wedding cake topper?
It seems the Middletons and the Windsors really were made for each other. The parents, that is.