Weirdest royal wedding memorabilia available — from beer to swimsuits
WITH just days to go before the wedding of the year, royal fans are gearing up for the big event by snapping up royal wedding memorabilia in all its outrageous forms. From beer to comic books, here are some of the weirdest (and most wonderful) pieces of Harry and Meghan merchandise on the market.
Ed Sheeran and Meghan plate
You can get a lot of random stuff online, and this commemorative plate is one of them. The plate, which is for sale on Etsy and purports to celebrate the union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, has a glaring error. Instead of featuring a picture of Prince Harry, it has the image of another well-known red-headed Brit, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. The 25-pound (A$46) plate came under fire for the mistake, however it was later revealed to be a joke.
It’s already been dubbed a fairytale romance, so it just makes sense to turn Harry and Meghan’s story into a book — or at least a comic book. Titled The Royals: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, this colourful depiction of how the pair met and fell in love is available in three formats — a comic book, graphic novel and special wedding edition. The only question is will the loved-up couple get their happily ever after?
Looking for a way to kill the time while waiting for the wedding of the year to start? Why not get creative with a little colouring in — Harry and Meghan style. This novelty colouring book features the couple in scenes from some of the most renowned films in history, including Harry and Meghan in the “I’m the king of the world” scene from Titanic.
Raise a toast to the newlyweds with this unique brew — made especially for the occasion. Aptly named “Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot”, the pale ale is made by local brewery Windsor and Eton. A blend of British and American hops with champagne yeast, the brew is a nod to both Harry and Meghan. The company previously made the “Windsor Knot” beer in honour of William and Catherine’s wedding in 2011. The brew was intended to be special edition but was so popular it has become a permanent addition to the label’s range.
Harry and Meghan Swimsuits
They may seem like a joke, but these royal bathers are the real deal. Featuring the bride and groom’s faces printed across the body, these one-piece swimsuits are created by online printing company Bags of Love and will set you back a cool $68.24 (£38). Unfortunately, if you want to get your hands on a pair, you’ll need a UK postal address.
If you didn’t know paper dolls were still a thing in the 21st century, you’re not alone. But here they are, cardboard cut-outs in the likeness of His Royal Highness and his bride — in their underwear. You can dress them up in a range of outfits, from unicorn onesies to red carpet glamour.
Not invited to the royal wedding? No big deal. You can stage your own version of the big day at home with a life-size cutout of the gorgeous couple. If that’s not enough, you can go all out by inviting a 2-D version of the Queen too.
It doesn’t get any more British than Marmite, so it’s little surprise that jars of the Vegemite-like yeast spread with Harry and Meghan’s names have appeared on shelves in Windsor. According to the Daily Mail, the personalised jars are believed to have been designed and sold by fans rather than the company itself.
If you can’t join them, be them. At least that seems to be the premise behind these cardboard Harry and Meghan face masks. Fun or just downright creepy? You be the judge.
Everyone is trying to cash in on the royal wedding, including this condom brand dubbed the “Crown Jewels”. Complete with the tag line “Your prince will come”, these limited edition condoms come in a fancy box that plays “God Save the Queen” and “Star Spangled Banner” when opened. Who said romance was dead?
Replica engagement ring
For Harry fans who are devastated their Prince Charming has put a ring on someone else’s finger, this may help ease the pain a little. Sure this replica engagement ring doesn’t actually have real diamonds, but at US$23, we can all afford to feel like the royal-bride-to-be.
Yes, you read that right. There is even a special sausage inspired by the Royal couple. Heck sausages are “sweet ginger and American mustard” (get it?) flavoured pork sausages available from British supermarket Sainsbury’s. The perfect wedding gift for the couple who has everything, right?