The Royal Collection Trust has launched a range of official chinaware to celebrate the birth of a son to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The designs feature illustrations based on the lion and unicorn from the Royal Arms, as well as the coronet of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Each item is gilded with 22-carat gold, and is made in a traditional fashion which dates back 250 years, in Stoke-on-Trent. A plate, pillbox and tankard are all included in the collection.
The china bears the words, ‘Welcome to our new royal baby’, and is decorated with gold ribbon, silver pompoms, and a coronet inspired pattern.
The tankard costs £39 and the pillbox £35. The commemorative plate is selling for £50. The official range can be found at www.royalcollection.org.uk/shop
The Royal Collection Trust makes up part of the Royal Household, and is responsible for the care of the Royal Collection and manages the public opening of The Queen’s official residences. Income generated from admissions and other commercial activities contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, meaning no public funding is required. The Trust aims to care for and conserve pieces of art in the Royal Collection. The recent ‘Charles I: King and Collector’ exhibition at the Royal Academy is an example of the Trust’s successful work in promoting public access to the arts through exhibitions, publications, and educational programmes.
The new china want on sale one day after the birth of the third child to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who is fifth in line to the throne. The new baby makes history, being the first male child not to overtake his sister in the line of succession, after a change to the law in 2013. Therefore, the new chinaware range provides the opportunity for the public to purchase a piece of history.
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