Official royal wedding tea towel goes on sale

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The official commemorative tea towel celebrating the royal wedding has gone on sale.

Cornflower blue with white detailing, the £9.95 Royal Collection souvenir will have been approved by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The 100% cotton tea towel, measuring 74cm x 48cm, features a gold monogram of the couple’s initials side by side, tied together with a white ribbon and surmounted by Harry’s coronet.

The Royal Collection's royal wedding tea towel (Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)
The Royal Collection’s royal wedding tea towel (Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)

Other new items in the Royal Collection’s royal wedding range include a heart decoration, combining the stars and stripes flag of Ms Markle’s home nation the USA, and the Union Jack flag of the United Kingdom.

An embroidered M&H heart by the Royal Collection Trust (Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)
An embroidered M&H heart by the Royal Collection Trust (Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)

Embroidered with an “M & H”, the £25 souvenir is finished with sparkling jewels and glistening threads.

In a seeming nod to equality, Ms Markle’s initial comes first in this case, whereas in most other pieces, it is Harry’s.

The range includes two other embroidered decorations, also costing £25 each – a cream “H” and “M” heart, and wedding bells, also featuring the stars and stripes and the Union flag, and an “M” and “H”.

A cream heart celebrating Harry and Meghan's big day (Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)
A cream heart celebrating Harry and Meghan’s big day (Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)

The decorations should be available next week, whereas the tea towel is already on sale.

Royal fans will also soon be able to pick up a £35 official commemorative candle.

According to the Royal Collection Shop website, the white candle, encased in a glass with a special label and monogrammed silver-coloured lid, will “allow your home to fill with the beautiful fragrance of Wedding Bouquet”.

Other souvenirs include a 200g tube of shortbread biscuits, costing £5.95 and containing 10 individual shortbread rounds, and a £17.95 crystal tot glass.

Shortbread biscuits commemorating the royal wedding (Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)
Shortbread biscuits commemorating the royal wedding (Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)

The new additions follow the launch of the matching royal wedding fine bone china last month, which included a miniature coffee mug costing £19.95, a standard coffee mug for £25, a pillbox at £35, a tankard for £39 and a plate at £49.

The Royal Collection's official wedding china (Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)
The Royal Collection’s official wedding china (Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)

Decorative borders on the pieces are inspired by the mid-thirteenth century Gilebertus doors at St George’s Chapel where Harry and Ms Markle will wed on May 19.

Items can be purchased from royalcollection.org.uk/shop and in Royal Collection Trust shops at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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