Royal collectors are in luck this week as the official range of commemorative chinaware and souvenir items to celebrate the wedding of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have gone on sale.
The Royal Collection Trust announced Wednesday that seven items have been released in honour of the couple’s July wedding, including a pillbox, tankard, tea towel, shortbread, strawberry truffles, and two Christmas decorations.
The new royal wedding collection can be purchased online at www.royalcollection.org.uk/shop and in-person at selected Royal Collection Trust shops.
The design of the range includes many sweet, personal details, including “the couple’s initials surmounted by the coronet of Princess Beatrice, surrounded by a bouquet of pink roses, peonies, lemon blossom and thistles, secured with the white rose of York.”
Pink roses were included to pay tribute to the flowers in Beatrice’s wedding bouquet, and the thistles reflect the couple’s love for Balmoral, according to the Trust. A bee motif also features throughout the range and “represents Her Royal Highness’s initial and how she is addressed by family and friends.”
The pillbox and tankard each feature a prominent “B” on the front and are gilded with 22-carat gold. The chinaware range is made in Stoke-on-Trent using traditional methods that have remained unchanged for more than 250 years.
The Princess’s Norman Hartnell wedding dress, borrowed from The Queen, will go on display at Windsor Castle from 24 September through 22 November. Beatrice visited the exhibit Wednesday, which features the gown and bridal shoes, along with a recreation of her bridal bouquet.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi tied the knot on 17th July 2020 at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. The Queen and Prince Philip, along with other close family members attended the small, private wedding, which had been rescheduled due to the pandemic lockdown restrictions.
All profits from sales of the new royal wedding range benefit The Royal Collection Trust, which is the registered charity responsible for the care and conservation of the Royal Collection. Featuring more than a million objects, the Royal Collection is “a unique and valuable record of the personal tastes of kings and queens over the past 500 years” including invaluable works of art as well as almost the entire contents of all the royal palaces.