The Royal Collection has produced the official commemorative china to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Price William and Kate Middleton which will take place on the 29th April 2011.
The range is crafted in English fine bone china and will be handmade exclusively for the Royal Collection in Stoke-on-Trent in the traditional manner which has been used for 250 years. It includes a tankard, a plate and a pill box, every item decorated with the initials of the pair intertwined in gold and silver, the wedding date and the Prince’s coronet.
The design which has been personally approved by the couple also features a pattern with doves, white ribbons and hearts which will be individually applied and embellished with layers of burnished gold and platinum. They will then be hand finished with a layer of 22-carat gold gilding.
The price point is affordable but does reflect the occasion and the amount of work involved in the production. The tankard is priced at £35, the plate at £40 and the pill box will sell for £25. The range will be packaged in a presentation box inspired by the wall hangings at Clarence House.
The money raised by the sales will be given to the Royal Collection trust, which was founded in 1993 to ensure the Royal palaces, residence and art collection is conserved and available for the public to view and enjoy. The Royal Collection is proud of their relationship with Stoke-on-Trent and is keen to promote similar traditional British industries.