The excitement is building up as the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on April 29 is coming nearer. There is major activity in the online marketplace for souvenirs related to the royal couple. The palace has put in place a ban on the use of the couple’s face on the official Royal Collection memorabilia, but the knockoff artists and even luxury purveyors are slapping pictures of the couple on practically anything with impunity.
Church’s China, a china and glass shop north of London had brought commemorative mugs in the markets the very next day after the engagement. The momentum is now picking up and hundreds and thousands of products are becoming available online. The cheaper items coming from China are increasing the volumes. The entire range from brass commemorative coin to a limited-edition Royal Wedding Lion Head Vase of fine china by Royal Worcester is available.
Franklinmint.com is taking booking in the US for Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Doll and Portrait of a Princess dolls as they will be produced after the wedding when her dress is finally revealed. This is the first Royal Wedding in the internet age and is expected to bring forth an avalanche of items spanning the silly to the sublime. Americans seem to be more excited than the British and like to buy memorabilia to feel part of the celebration.