Prince William and his missus-to-be Kate Middleton have given their blessing to a collection of Royal china created to commemorate their upcoming marriage on April 29.
On sale now in English fine bone china is a tankard (£35) an eight-inch plate (£40) and pill box (£25).
The items were commissioned by the Royal Collection, the palace department responsible for the royal family’s art collection.
Tastefully decorated, without any tacky pictures of the happy couple, “each piece bears the couple’s entwined initials in gold and silver surmounted by the coronet of Prince William and the wedding date,” the Royal Collection said.
The china, also decorated with doves, white ribbons and “rows of tiny hearts and two silver doves holding a gold wedding ring” were made in Stoke-on-Trent “using methods that have remained unchanged for 250 years.”
The Royal wedding china can be purchased at www.royalcollectionshop.co.uk and at all good Royal Collection shops at various palaces with all profits going to the Royal Collection Trust charity.
The collectors’ items’ availability follows Prince William and Middleton’s first joint public appearance at the Teenage Cancer Trust fundraising gala in Norfolk, since their engagement last month.
By all accounts Kate lived up to her role of Royal style icon, looking lovely in a simple black and white dress teamed with a velvet jacket.