Time is marching ever closer to the one-year anniversary of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s walk down the aisle, and one way that wedding watchers can relive the splendor of the royal romance is with a collection of keepsakes associated with the ceremony of the century.
Since the start of their marriage, manufacturers have unveiled countless commemoratives which captured the monarchical magic of Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge’s I do’s, including the UK’s leading collectible retailer, Compton & Woodhouse.
From Queen Victoria to Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, Compton & Woodhouse offers the porcelain presence of every regal bride who has said “I do” to her Prince Charming in The Royal Bride Collection. Shortly after exchanging vows with Prince William a figurine of the new Duchess of Cambridge became another jewel in the collection’s crown.
Made of Royal Staffordshire bone china by English sculptor Carolyn Morton, a month of sculpting resulted in the creation of the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge figurine, which stands 10 inches tall and includes all the dainty “I do” details which made the wedding magical, from the blossoms of her bridal bouquet to the world’s most recognized engagement ring.
Limited to a run of approximately 5,000, the Catherine The Royal Bride figurine is available for $295. A William and Catherine: The Wedding Couple figurine is also available for $280.
Decorative plates are another way for Anglophiles to preserve the memory of April 29, 2011. Compton & Woodhouse offer a number of commemorative plates including a Wedgwood china plate replete with silhouettes of the royal soul mates, facing each other as they face the world together and husband and wife, and a plate featuring the beaming bride and her groom waving to the crowd as they are whisked away from Westminster Abbey in a horse-drawn carriage (seen below), which sells for $45.
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