The Royal Wedding is now less than one month away. It’s time to scour your city and the Web for all things Anglo-fabulous. Your watch party has to have everything: Wills & Kate paper dolls, Wills & Kate refrigerator, Royal Wedding Pez dispensers, Crown Jewel Condoms …
Oh, you saw yourself cozied up to some stale Hobnobs and lukewarm Lipton down to grandma’s?
Sorry, sister – UKate only knows one way to throw a watch party for the Intergalactic Royalest Event of the Century. And if that means you picking your Union Jack panties off the chandelier the next day, then, you’re welcome.
Over the coming weeks, UKate will have tips and ideas for you to make your watch party the best on the block. Let’s get started by stocking up on ten Royal Wedding swag items, handpicked by Telegraph writer, Lucy Jones:
Not for the faint-hearted but definitely on trend, these nail acrylics part the serious royalists from the rest. We’ve already got quite a crew of Telegraph journalists who have pledged to get them on the week of the wedding, including Tom Chivers and Will Heaven would you believe. Next step, a Wills and Kate tattoo. (Hat/Tip @RoyalWeddingTat)
Gardening Express’s regal spuds are more pink, purple and yellow than red, white and blue but they deserve a top spot for imagination. Highland Burgundy Red, Salad Blue and British Queen can be used to make novelty mash, chips or roast potatoes. Unfortunately it’s too late now for me to plant the seeds in time for my royal wedding party.
A Kate and Wills pie made with British beef, wine, bacon, pearl onions, mushrooms and a dash of brandy and a Royal Pear pie made with poached pears, rum and Fairtrade chocolate have been launched by Pieminister. You can get them in their shops in Bristol, Sainsbury’s for the savoury one, and Waitrose for the sweet one. As someone who has had many festival morning sweetened by Pieminister, I can attest that they will be scrumptious.
Tea cosies and plates are so 1981. And these iPhone cases are so naff they’re brilliant.
These sweet holders are perfect for well-wishers down at Buckingham Palace on the 29th who need a sugary pick-me-up.
Erm, I’ll let the website do the talking, but they do promise a “royal union of pleasure.” They’re also quick to point out that the Royal family have not approved the novelty item.
They’re simple but will be a nice addition to a street party spread. All the sweets say “Just Married.” And they’re white which everyone knows is the best flavour.
The best wedding cupcakes I’ve see so far are made by Patrick Cox’s Soho bakery, Cox Cookies and Cake. The range will be available a couple of weeks before the wedding. This Crown Cake will tempt even the hardest republicans:
Props to the people brazenly churning out copies of Kate Middleton’s ring because it’s not clear who in their right mind would ever wear one. Creepy but fabulous.
Trust Heston to come up with something that sounds even more delicious than a classic British trifle. The pudding he’s created for Waitrose replaces custard with cream infused with saffron, the jelly base with strawberry compote, and the sponge with Amaretto biscuits soaked in Marc. My favourite bit is the topping: sprinkles of rose petals, caramel almonds and dried strawberries.