Palace sets strict guidelines for Royal Wedding memorabilia

Buckingham Palace has banned tea towels, biscuit tins, china and T-shirts from featuring Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement photo

Don’t expect to see Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s faces adorning tea towels, T-shirts, biscuit tins or even china come the Royal wedding next year – Buckingham Palace has imposed strict guidelines on commemorative memorabilia, and has banned all of the above.

Although admitting that unofficial merchandise could not be prevented, the Palace has imposed rules for use of the official engagement photos, taken by Mario Testino.

A statement from The Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel, who is senior official of the Royal household, outlined which items would not be permitted, including traditional royal wedding tea towels.

A spokesperson explained, ‘We want items that are permanent and significant.’

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