It's hard to believe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is just two months away. The amount of work that goes into preparing for a royal wedding is staggering, and people around the world are working frantically right now to make sure their parts of the big day go off without a hitch.
Just one of the many jobs that someone needed to do was to design and produce the official royal commemorative china. Now that person can breathe a sigh of relief, because the commemorative royal china is finished and available now, and everybody wants to buy it.
I love the idea of royal commemorative china. Every time there is a sufficiently big royal event, a commemorative plate or drinking vessel is produced, and you just know that some royal superfan out there has every piece that's ever been made. (If you're a fan of Princess Margaret — and after The Crown, who isn't a fan of Princess Margaret? — several Etsy vendors will sell you your own Princess Margaret tea cup to fill with tea, or whatever you like.)
For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Royal Collection Trust produced a line of lovely light blue and white china inspired by St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the wedding will take place on May 19.
The decorative borders of the design are inspired by the doors of the chapel, and the china features the coronet of Prince Harry over a gold monogram of H and M tied together by white ribbons.
This official commemorative china celebrates the marriage of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle on 19th May 2018 at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The exclusive design shows a monogram surmounted by the coronet of Prince Harry, and tied together with white ribbons. The decorative borders are inspired by the mid-thirteenth century Gilebertus doors at St. George's Chapel. . . . #royalwedding #officialcommemorativechina #princeharry #meghanmarkle
The collection includes a miniature mug for £19.95, a full-size mug for £25, a £35 pill box, a tankard for £29, and a plate that costs £49. They're available online and they can be shipped to America, but shipping starts at £20, so you might want to get a group of friends to buy all your royal merch together and maybe save on shipping.
All sales benefit the Royal Collection Trust, which maintains and supports the Royal Collection of art and manages the public openings of the Queen's residences.
According to the Sun, the design was personally approved by the couple. I'm pretty sure that eating off a plate Meghan Markle likes is basically the same thing as being BFFs in real life. Or, at the very least, you can hold the plate and know that at one point Meghan Markle held a plate that looks just like it and said, "Yes, this one."
What do you think of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's commemorative royal wedding china?