Best Guests Come Bearing Gifts: The Craziest Royal Wedding-Themed Items!

by guestofaguest · April 25, 2011

    Its not unusual that Americans like to recreate certain pop culture figures and events with collectibles. What is unusual is the kind of memorabilia that's created. Below is a list of the some of the bad, strange and bizarre things inspired by the Wedding of the Century.

    Royal Wedding Stamps

    Looking for the correct adornment to accentuate a love letter or proposal? Think postage. There have been many royal wedding stamps made recently, but my favorite comes from the Pacific Nation of Niue (closeby New Zealand). Premier Toke Talagi defended the odd stamp, which includes a perforated line that splits the happy couple in half. Kate's the cheaper of the two, at NZ$2.40, while William's worth NZ$3.40. Many have interpreted that the stamp predicts the couple will split in the future. Nothing like pessimism. [BBC]

    T-Mobile Parodies The Royal Wedding

    Use your video phone skills to capture the best moments, like when the pope helps turn the aisle into a dance floor with Kate Middleton and Prince William following behind. [NYP]

    "Kiss Me Kate" Beer

    In February its master brewer Adrian Redgrove, of Castle Rock Brewery in Nottingham, announced that the brewery had plans to brew "Kiss Me Kate," a pale beer that will be "elegant, tasteful and British to the core". Will it be available in the States is the question. [Time]

    Royal Wedding Barf Bags

    These can come in handy if the sappiness of oncoming marriage becomes too much to bear. Or you catch a glance of Prince Charles and Camilla kissing. Or if you're generally sick of all of the wedding coverage...The creation is from graphic designer Lydia Leith, she explains "I'm a fan of Royal memorabilia myself and I just thought it would be a lighthearted addition to what's available to commemorate the day." [HuffPost]

    Knit Figures

    You can knit your own Royal Wedding as its happening live. If you know how to knit why not let your fingers strum up all of the royal action? And then strangely-enough you could play out your own scenes if the wedding lacks sufficient amounts of drama. There's also this playset for the kiddies. [CultureLabel]

    Royal Wedding Condoms

    The company explains the condoms are: "to celebrate the engagement of Prince William of Wales to Ms. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, Crown Jewels Condoms of Distinction has commissioned a unique heritage edition Royal Wedding Souvenir boîte de capotes. Combining the strength of a Prince with the yielding sensitivity of a Princess-to-be, Crown Jewels condoms promise a royal union of pleasure. Truly a King amongst Condoms." If that's not hilarious enough, the title of the product's page is "Lie back and think of England" [CrownJewelsCondoms]

    Take a look at GofG's coverage: [The Best Guests Come Bearing Gifts: Feel Like A King With Royal Wedding Condoms]

    Prince William and Kate Middleton Tea

    These are kind of perfect for a Royal Wedding party with friends. Whilst you all are posing in your "pillow-hats" and brushing up on your British accent, you can sip on the steaming pots of some William and Kate. [TelegraphUK]

    The Royal Wedding Nail Decals

    Move over Sally Hansen and Minx nails, here comes Prince William and Kate. They're only available in Westminster souvenir shops in London. Out of all of the gifts, this is kind of adorable. But I doubt that any of the actual Royal Wedding guests would have these over their manicures though. [Beautylish]

    Prince William and Kate Masks

    Just when the Royal Wedding memorabilia was not creepy enough. Apparently, the site where you can purchase these bad boys has a whole section of masks for other British pop stars and celebrities. [TelegraphUK]

    The Royal Fridge and Freezer

    For a more permanent devotion to the soon-to-be-married royal couple, why not opt for a fridge plastered with their life-size image? According to GDHA, a U.K. distributor of GE appliances, these are in high demand around England kitchens. [NewsFeed]