With royal wedding fever gripping not just the nation but the world, nearly every bakery, party shop and restaurant is cashing in on the impending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19.
In fact, around £70m worth of merchandise is expected to be sold in the UK in celebration of the wedding. That’s a lot of bunting.
Of course, royal fans will be able to get their hands on commemorative coins, flags, mugs, balloons, stamps and posters to mark the occasion.
But whilst the official items have been approved by the couple, there are many other less traditional – often somewhat tenuous – royal wedding-themed products that have been launched to mark the historic day.
Here are some of the most bizarre royal wedding-themed products and launches on offer:
Yorkshire sausage maker HECK has created a majestic recipe celebrating the transatlantic union that is the royal wedding. Pork sausages with sweet ginger and American mustard, they’re actually very delicious.
The creators of the “Crown Jewels Heritage Condoms” claim the contraceptives are “fit for a prince” and that “your prince will come.” Oddly enough the soon-to-be royal couple are yet to endorse the product.
Tyrrells has launched royal wedding-inspired parsnip and glitter crisps, called “Ginger & Sparkle”: parsnip crisps with a hint of ginger, sweet honey and added edible glitter “for a celebratory feel.”
Neckerchiefs for dogs
Why should your pooch have to miss out on the fun of the big day? Dress your four-legged friend up in their finery with a commemorative neckerchief embroidered with “Harry,” “Meghan” and a crown.
Made using barley grown locally on the Royal Farms in Windsor and hops from the west coast of the US, the royal wedding pale ale called “Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot” has been brewed to give the traditional British pint a U.S. twist.
Sure, colouring books are a bit 2016, but that hasn’t stopped publisher Orion creating one to allow fans to “colour in Harry and Meghan’s Hollywood romance” through pictures of the couple recreating iconic scenes from films. Naturally.
If hot dogs weren’t already American enough, London’s gourmet hotdog and champagne bar Bubbledogs has created a special “Fourth of July” dog, featuring southern BBQ sauce, coleslaw and crispy bacon, which is served with a glass of English sparkling wine for £10.
If you’ve always wanted to add a touch of royalty to your laundry line, now you can, with “make your own” Harry and Meghan royal wedding peg dolls.
Despite the fact that they are a traditionally French treat, London patissier Maître Choux is launching limited edition éclairs inspired by the official royal wedding cake – filled with a lemon and elderflower cream.