All you need to know about Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge

Royal Seal of Approval for UK £5 Coins

Apr 2011

The escalating excitement around the forthcoming British Royal Wedding has been intensified by the issue of a limited edition official Royal Wedding UK £5 coin.


The Royal Mint, the UK’s official coin producer for 1,100 years, has released a fantastic range of £5 coins and anticipates a large demand from collectors worldwide.


Approved by Her Majesty the Queen and Prince William, it is the only official coin to commemorate the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.  The coin was presented to the UK Privy Council on 16 March 2011 and is now deemed UK tender.


A wide range of specifications are available, from the Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Presentation Folder at £12.99 to the exclusive Platinum Piedfort Proof Crown, which has limited worldwide presentation of 200 and costs £5,450.


The obverse bears a portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS, the year and the denomination.  The reverse features profiles of Prince William and Catherine Middleton by designer Mark Richards FRBS and the date of their wedding 29 April 2011.


You can purchase Royal Wedding UK £5 coins direct through online store – please click here for details.


For further information please contact or call +44 (0) 1274 405 613 to speak to a member of our team.




Royal Wedding Souvenirs

Jan 2011

The Royal Wedding William and Kate are proud to announce that their e-commerce and royal wedding merchandise shop is now live, ready for you to browse and buy.

The Royal Wedding William and Kate supplies a wide range of commemorative Royal Wedding memorabilia including china, street party accessories, bottle openers, key rings, boxing gloves, jigsaws, baby items, coasters, comic books, rings, caricature and coins.

Almost all the souvenirs are sourced and dispatched worldwide and The Royal Wedding William and Kate aim to deliver all products within five working days.

We offer customers different payment options, either through paypal or paying with debit/credit card.

This is the only place to get everything that is associated with the Royal Wedding from street parties to Royal Mint coins.


How to Plan a Royal Wedding Street Party

Jan 2011

Get to know your neighbours by inviting them to your street party.  Order invitations and deliver the invitations personally to each neighbour.

  • Get together with your neighbours and plan the street party, don’t try and organise it yourself there may be too much to do.
  • Research where it is best to hold the street party.  Street parties need permission from your local authority, so give yourself plenty of time to arrange this.
  • If a street party is not feasible think about holding a party in your garden, at your neighbour’s house, or on your driveway – be imaginative!
  • Share the responsibility of providing food between your neighbours – decide if you want a hot or cold buffet.
  • Ask neighbours to bring additional tables and chairs.
  • Organise different activities for all ages, for example face painting for the children and bingo for the adults.
  • How and where are you going to watch the wedding?
  • Will a TV be brought into the street or will you watch the wedding in someone house?
  • Take out street party insurance just in case an unexpected accident happens. Pin point any hazards and try to tackle them beforehand. Click here for Royal Wedding Merchandise
  • Visit your neighbours before the big day and run your plans past them.

Big day

  • Put all your Royal Wedding decorations up in the morning with plenty of time to spare before the wedding broadcasting. Click here for Royal Wedding Merchandise
  • Have an alarm set for the Royal Wedding ceremony so you don’t miss the wedding.
  • Enjoy the street party and hope for good British weather!


The Queen Will Not Pass on the VAT

Jan 2011

The Queen has not passed on the higher rate of VAT to her customers in order to help boost sales of Royal Wedding souvenirs.

The official merchandise is said to be “flying off the shelves” exceeding expectations by 30 per cent.

A spokeswoman from Royal Collection said “We have taken the decision to absorb the increase simply because we can. I think a lot of retailers are choosing to do the same.”

By not passing on the VAT increase to their customers Royal Collection has cut their profit margins from the souvenirs to ensure that the higher VAT rate is not passed on to their customers.

Official Royal Souvenirs can be purchased from Royal Collection shops at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Holyroodhouse.


Royal Tea Towel Approval

Jan 2011

The Royal household have announced that there will be an official tea towel manufactured to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Prior to the official announcement there had been speculation about what was acceptable as memorabilia and what was deemed by the palace as undignified.

Mugs, plates, biscuit tins and porcelain pills pots, deemed as long lasting items, are considered appropriate and something that could be cherished for years.

Aprons, t-shirts and cushions were branded as disposable and have not been granted official approval .

The official tea towel will be a plain white cloth, made from linen, featuring the inter-twined initials of Prince William and Catherine Middleton and will cost around £8.


Royal Wedding Memorabilia

Dec 2010

Prince William and Kate Middleton have released official wedding memorabilia. The couple have released handmade plates, cups and pill boxes which feature the couples entwined initials “C” and “W” in gold and silver, together with doves, white ribbons and hearts.

The memorabilia reads “To celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton 29th April 2011”.

The plate, tankard and pill box are the only memorabilia that has been approved by Prince William and Kate Middleton.

All the profits from the memorabilia will go towards the upkeep of the Royal Collection.


Starstills launch lifesize cardboard cutout of Will and Kate

Dec 2010

Starstills have launched a lifesize cardboard cutout/standee of Prince William and Kate Middleton to celebrate their Royal Wedding.
The lifesize cardboard cutout of Prince William and Kate Middleton measures approximately 180cm high, self supporting and is assembled within seconds, alternatively keep it flat and use the cutout as a wall mount.
The Prince William and Kate Middleton lifesize cardboard cutout is bound to be the centre of attention and wow visitors, also it is an ideal feature to any royal wedding parties or avid fan who wants to show their support by owning this product.

Prince William and Kate Middleton lifesize cardboard cutout/standee is available to buy now for £29.99.


First Book Published on William and Kate

Nov 2010

‘William and Kate: A Royal Love Story’ was published on Friday (26th November). It was written by the Sun Newspapers Royal correspondent James Clench. The book features photos taken by the papers royal photgrapher Arthur Edwards. It is available on Amazon UK.


Asda First To Launch Merchandise – Nov 19th 2010

Nov 2010

royal wedding merchandise mugAsda has already launched a souvenir mug on its website for £5. It will be in stores by the end of the week. Aynsley China has said it began manufacturing a line of fine bone china pieces after Tuesday’s announcement, with the first expected to arrive in stores early in the new year.

“We have had the designs prepared for some time and have been waiting for an announcement,” says John Wallis, sales director of Aynsley China.