Official commemorative Royal Wedding china launched

Photograph of the official commemorative range of china launched to mark the Royal Wedding
Release date: 
Saturday, 1 January 2011

HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton have approved the Royal Collection’s range of china commissioned to commemorate their forthcoming marriage on 29 April 2011.

The official Royal Wedding range includes a tankard (£35), eight-inch plate (£40) and pill box (£25) in English fine bone china. 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.  Inside the tankard are rows of tiny hearts and two silver doves holding a gold wedding ring.

The Royal Wedding china is 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. 

All pieces come in a presentation box and are wrapped in white tissue-paper printed with designs inspired by the wall hangings in Clarence House.


The official Royal Wedding commemorative range can be purchased online at www.royalcollectionshop.co.uk.  It is also available from the Royal Collection shops at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and will be sold at Balmoral, Highgrove and Sandringham.

All profits from the sale of the Royal Wedding range are dedicated to the Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity.  The aims of the Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection and the promotion of public access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.

For further media information and samples, please contact Public Relations and Marketing, the Royal Collection, telephone: +44 (0)20 7839 1377, e-mail: press@royalcollection.org.uk.

A selection of images is also available from the Royal Collection’s folder in the ‘Companies Available’ section on PA’s Picselect at www.picselect.com

Royal Collection shops are at the following locations:
 
Buckingham Palace Shop
7 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1A 1AA
Telephone: 0845 330 2898

The Queen's Gallery
Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1A 1AA
Telephone: 0845 330 2898

The Royal Mews 
Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1A 1AA
Telephone: 0845 330 2898

Palace of Holyroodhouse 
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH8 8DX
Telephone: 0845 330 2898

Windsor Castle 
Windsor, 
Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
Telephone: 0845 330 2898