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The Royal Wedding 2011 - Memorabilia and Souvenirs from the wedding day of Prince William and Kate Middleton
The Royal Wedding - 2011
The wedding of the century, the best royal wedding in history... the occasion was hailed all manner of things but to those who tuned in and to those who were there to experience this spectacular event, it was certainly a day to remember.
On April 29th 2011, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, commonly known as 'Kate' Middleton (born 9 January 1982) married her prince charming and the man of her dreams, who also happened to be the Prince of Wales, Prince William - known to some as 'Wills'.
The ceremony, of course, was a grand affair; the Brits really do know how to put on the pomp and pageantry in stunning style!
The couple will now be known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
It truly was a wedding on a grand scale
... millions of flag-toting hopefuls lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the Royal carriage carrying the happy couple and a procession of carriages carrying other notable members of the Royal family and guests, and they waited behind barriers outside Westminster Abbey as the service took place.
Masses also flocked outside the gates of Buckingham Palace following the ceremony to witness the much-awaited 'balcony kiss' ... and they were in luck - they got two smooches! Rather short but very much appreciated and highly photographed nonetheless.
Memorabilia & Collector's Items
For those who want to mark this fabulous occasion and remember the Royal Wedding in years to come, there are a myriad of terrific collector's items and also fun memorabilia in all price ranges to choose from.
Whether you are looking for Royal Wedding coins, Royal Wedding mugs, Royal Wedding posters, Royal Wedding tea towels and everything in between, there's a plethora of products available online...
Royal Wedding collectibles
Royal Wedding Coins
A number of collectable coins have been minted to commemorate the 2011 Royal Wedding.
Whatever type of coin and whatever colour you are after, there's plenty of options to buy Royal Wedding commemorative collectable coins...
They feature the profiles of Prince William and Kate Middleton emblazoned on the coin, as well as the details and dates and the coin is displayed in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
The last coin below is the only official Royal Wedding coin released by the Royal Mint. There are only 50,000 Mintage. The coin comes in official Mint packaging and includes a certificate of authenticity.
Commemorative coins of the Royal Wedding 2011
Royal Wedding Novelties
There's plenty of fun novelty products doing the rounds in honour of the occasion too -
'Kiss Me Kate' has become a common phrase and has now been plastered on everything from tea towels to lip gloss but this beer is a corker!
Another fun novelty item - the "Don't panic there's still one Prince left" slogan has been seen on t-shirts and mousepads everywhere! Get in on the fun if you're a bit of a Prince Harry admirer!
There is also a fabulous funny drink coaster featuring the slogan "Calm Down You Can Still Marry Harry" with a crown image.
Royal Wedding lifesize cardboard figures
Will and Kate Lifesize Cardboard Cutout!
Want a fun lifesize cardboard cutout of the happy couple Prince William and Kate!? If you've ever dreamed of having them in your very own house - well now you can! This is such a cool thing to have on display when you invite guests around or are throwing a party.... this is sure to stun everyone invited that there is royalty in the room!
Buy a British flag - the Union Jack
Royal Wedding china
Every special occasion needs its own collectible china. Dinner sets have been doing the rounds (of the kitchen!), along with cups, mugs, glasses, mugs, coasters, teatowels, bowls and every other homewares item that you can possibly imagine.
Royal Worcester - Royal Wedding Prince William and Kate Middleton Round Tray
To celebrate the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011, Royal Worcester is pleased to introduce the Royal Wedding Bone China Collection
This is a gorgeous plate / round tray created by the famous Royal Worcester. This would make a perfect display piece for the home. It features a specially commissioned portrait photograph of Prince William and his glowing bride Kate Middleton.
The Royal Worcester company first received a Royal Warrant to produce goods for the British royal family in 1788. The company remains in service to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
It is crafted in fine bone china and finished in (genuine) 22 carat gold - this collectible Royal Wedding plate will make a fine addition to any royal-loving home!
It measures 4.9" and comes already gift boxed, so it would make a perfect present for any Royal Wedding fan.
A larger image of the Royal Wedding tray by Royal Worcester
Matching Royal Worcester Royal Wedding mugs / tankards
Royal Worcester has also created these beautiful matching gold and fine bone china mugs and tankards to go along with the china plates.
Like the round tray, they also feature bone china and 22 carat gold finishing and trimmings. They also come in collectible gift boxes and they also depict a specially commissioned portrait shot of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on the front of the mug.
Royal Wedding Books
If you're an avid reader, then these collectible books would make an excellent addition to your library. They make great 'coffee-table-books' as many are full of wonderful photographs of the Royal Wedding and everything you could every wish to know about the big day. They are also a lovely item to pass down through the generations.
Books, books, books! ... and a DVD!
And last but not least... what lady (or girl!) wouldn't want to own THE engagement ring of the century! This is a gorgeous replica of the stunning sapphire and diamond engagement ring that Kate Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge) wears. The ring was originally chosen by Lady Diana Spencer for her engagement to Prince Charles.
Now you can wear your own replica of this amazing gemstone and diamond ring... with a much more non-royalty price tag of course! However, the sparkle and the elegance of the design is certainly not lost in this very beautifully crafted ring that would make the perfect gift for any woman or even for a Mother's Day gift, a Sweet 16 gift, a Christmas or Birthday gift or a pretty girly gift for a graduation.
Whatever the occasion and even if it's not for an engagement, this Royal Engagement ring will adorn the finger of any lady beautifully.