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#RoyalWedding memorabilia: from sausages and crisps to rings and tea towels!

Looking forward to Harry and Meghan’s upcoming wedding? If you’d like a souvenir of the big day, we have compiled a list of our favourite pieces of royal memorabilia!

Want a souvenir to mark Harry and Meghan’s wedding? We’ve made a list of some options (ROTA / i-Images)

Heck’s ‘The Majestic’ sausages

Having a street party or a bbq on 19th May? Then have some of Heck’s special royal-themed sauages! These sausages have been specially designed to pay homage to the bride and groom – they’re ginger and American mustard flavoured. The limited edition flavour is available between 2nd May and 22nd May in various Sainsbury’s throughout the UK.

Tyrrell’s ginger and sparkle parsnip crisps

Every royal wedding party needs crisps, and these ones will match the day’s theme. Tyrrell’s have created special ‘ginger and sparkle’ parsnip crisps which are flavoured with ginger and honey and even come covered in edible glitter! The crisps are available throughout May in independent retailers.

Mr Kipling’s range of royal wedding cakes

If you prefer sweet snacks for your party, then Mr Kipling has you covered. The brand has repackaged three of their classic treats, which now have royal wedding-themed names and Union flag packaging. There are bridal fancies (basically just Mr Kipling’s classic fondant fancies, but coated in white icing), princely pies – filled with apple – and wedding whirls, which are the brand’s traditional Viennese whirls. These sweet treats are on sale in Asda until 16th May if you want to get your hands on a box!

Need something to wash down those royal wedding snacks?

Windsor & Eton brewery have released a special royal wedding beer, Harry and Meghan’s Windsor Knot. The beer is a limited edition of the brewery’s best-selling Windsor Knot, which was originally created for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011. The beer contains a unique blend of British Invicta hops (named, of course, after The Invictus Games) and American West Coast hops. The beer is available in Windsor & Eton brewery’s shop, online and in local retailers.

Beer not your thing? How about gin? If you’re lucky enough to be in Windsor on the big day, call into The Queen Charlotte pub (located opposite Windsor Castle) to pick up a bottle of “Gin&’er” commemorative gin. Currently available in 70cl bottles, the gin contains lemon peel, lime flower and ginger; the pub recommends it be served with either tonic/lemon or ginger/orange, alongside a garnish of fresh ginger. The pub has created the gin in conjunction with Oak Taverns Ltd and will auction off bottle number 1 of the limited-edition drink, with the money going to a charity of Prince Harry’s choice.

Fancy a replica of Meghan’s engagement ring? 

If you’d like a ring similar to Meghan’s, but don’t have a royal budget, then Argos can help you out! The limited edition ring – aptly named the ‘Meghan Sparkle’ – will set you back £14.99 – get one here. The ring features an emerald-cut cubic zirconia, which is set between two brilliant-cut stones on a yellow gold-plated band. It also comes in a special gift box, which has a drawing of London landmarks and the wedding date.

Argos’s special ‘Meghan Sparkle’ ring will help you look like a royal fiancée on a budget (Argos)

The ring also comes in a commemorative gift box

 

Prince Harry gave Meghan a ring with one diamond stone from Botswana and two diamonds from Diana princess of wales’ personal collection i-images)

Cath Kidston has an entire range of royal wedding memorabilia!

Quintessential British retailer Cath Kidston – famous for its iconic London print – has released an entire range of royal wedding themed memorabilia, including a tote bag, tea towel and a beautiful mug. They have also released crafts which can be printed for free on their website, such as a party hat, bunting and a game of royal wedding bingo.

The official royal wedding memorabilia

Of course, there is official royal wedding china, which is available on Historic Royal Palaces’ website and in their gift shops. Meghan and Harry’s china collection is pale blue and gold and features the couple’s initials. The range includes a mug, a plate and a pill box; you can also buy a tea towel, Christmas tree decoration, biscuit tin or book to mark the couple’s wedding.

At John Lewis, you can also purchase an Emma Bridgewater Harry and Meghan mug, which is inscribed with the couple’s wedding date.

The official range of commemorative china to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle. (Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018)

 

Milly Green’s funky royal wedding range

UK designer Millie Green has a special range of royal wedding memorabilia. The range includes a pen, a mug, an apron, a notebook and a tea towel; all the products have a funky print including a drawing of the couple, champagne bottles, union flags and carriages. The products are available at John Lewis.

Milly Green has a range of quirky royal wedding memorabilia (available at John Lewis)

London’s most famous department store also has wedding memorabilia

Of course, Harrods has produced some products to mark the big day; the range includes a bags and mugs with little drawings of Union and American flags and an image of the celebrations. This design includes two bags, one which is a small shopper tote (£15) while the other is a larger canvas bag (£35); there is also a mug. There are also simple bags, which just read ‘Harry and Meghan’ and the date, as well as a mug.

Harrod’s tote bag imagines the scene on 19th May at Windsor Castle (Harrods)

eBay’s royal wedding offerings

On ebay, there is quite a wide choice of royal wedding souvenirs, including a a bobblehead of the happy couple, a quintessentially British tea bag tidy and even a commemorative ceramic bell!

Add a bobblehead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to your royal collection (ebay)

For unique souvenirs, try The Bradford Exchange

While they aren’t available yet, if you have £159 to spare, you can advance reserve porcelain dolls of the bride and groom – the dolls haven’t been finalised yet, as the designers are waiting to see Meghan’s wedding dress and Harry’s choice of outfit, but the designs will be released on 19th May.

Or, if you are an Etsy fan, there’s also random royal-related goods available there

You could complete your wedding party look with Harry and Meghan earrings, or add yet another royal tea towel to your collection. For something a bit different, you could even buy dolls of the happy couple, with Prince Harry depicted in military uniform and Meghan in a wedding dress!

Accessorise your outfit with these quirky Harry and Meghan earrings (etsy)

Or maybe you would prefer Harry and Meghan dolls? (etsy)

Online retailer Amazon also has a variety of memorabilia

For example, if you want to really party with the happy couple next Saturday, why not purchase a life size cardboard cutout of Harry and Meghan? Or dress up as the newlyweds, finishing off your costumes with ‘his n hers’ masks! Or why not try the whole Royal Family? If you’re having a royal wedding party, there are also decorative toppers for cakes and cupcakes in a variety of styles here, here and here.

There is, of course, a vast array of tea towels on offer – the classic choice for royal memorabilia!

As well as those mentioned above, there are other nice tea towels, including one which benefits a good cause. For Richer, For Poorer, a charity which supports homeless people in the Windsor area, has designed a commemorative tea towel; it costs £25, which is the equivalent of one moving-in pack for someone who is leaving behind their life on the streets. The charity has a wide range of memorabilia, including a  t-shirt (which buys clean clothes for someone in need), and a fridge magnet, which will raise money for hot meals.

Money raised from this fridge magnet will be used to buy hot meals for homeless people in Windsor (For Richer, For Poorer)

Northern-Ireland based firm Ulster Weavers have also designed two tea towels to mark the occasion; the contemporary design features black taxis, flowers and bright colours, while the more traditional towel is sage green and gold. For a more unsual royal wedding tea towel, London design company House of Cally have a white and black towel with pictures of Harry and Meghan, as well as playing cards, anchors and even a skull.

Have you found any interesting Meghan and Harry-related memorabilia? Share it with us in the comments!

 

 

 

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Olivia studied Business and Spanish at university and is now working in Spain. She has always had a keen interest in British history, particularly the Royal Family - Henry VIII and his crazy marital life being a personal favourite. Olivia also loves fashion, which means that The Countess of Wessex and The Duchess of Cambridge feature highly among her favourite royals. In addition to the British Royals, Olivia is also a big fan of the Spanish and Swedish Royal Families, particularly Queen Letizia and Princess Victoria.

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