7 May 2015

Royalty

On 2nd May, the United Kingdom celebrated another Royal birth. The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to a girl, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, and within hours of her being born, members of the public began buying Royal memorabilia to mark the occasion.

This memorabilia will be bought by hundreds of thousands of people; trinkets to commemorate her parents Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding were purchased to a grand total of £163 million!

Some older memorabilia being sold today is as odd as it is valuable. For example, a piece of Queen Elizabeth's wedding cake, which is 63 years old, was auctioned earlier this year for £1750! 

No matter how beautiful or ridiculous the memorabilia becomes, both of Prince William's children, George and Charlotte, will have a lifetime of royal memorabilia created to mark the milestones in their lives.

A bookmark, marking the dates of Queen Victoria's reign from Gillian Horsup
A 1937 brooch for the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth from Gillian Horsup

A powder compact celebrating the silver jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary by Gillian Horsup

A small mirror the crowning of Queen Elizabeth I from Unicorn of Vintage Modes

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