ROYAL WEDDING MUG
Friday March 18th, 2011
WRONG MUG ON WEDDING MUG
An unofficial souvenir designed to commemorate the impending Royal Wedding has caused a bit of a stir amongst potential collectors. The alleged manufacturers of the mug in question, a Chinese firm called Guandong, appear to have got their wires crossed and have used a picture of Prince Harry alongside his future sister in-law Kate Middleton.
The mug costs £9.99 including p&p and is inscribed with the words. 'The fairytale romantic union of all the centuries. 29th April 2011.'
According to the website selling the right royally flawed memorabilia, 'You are welcome to purchase now to avoid disappointment and regret.' And describes the drinking vessel thus, 'Crafted in the finest bone china, it features an exquisite design of the happy couple with ornate gold detailing to honour this great moment in history... Please be our guests to own this esteemed, limited edition heirloom to celebrate with your work associates, friends, family and loved ones on 29th April 2011.'
It is unsure whether the gaffe genuine, a deliberate joke or a clever marketing ploy. But the company small print states the company’s products, 'are not supplied to, or approved by, Prince William of Wales, Catherine Middleton or any member of the Royal Family.'
Although aware of the mug St James's Palace declined to comment.
I want one!
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