Royal Wedding Souvenirs: Reminders of Your Trip

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If you're headed to London for the royal wedding, you are sure to see some weird and wacky commemorative reminders of the big day. From ceramic mugs to condoms, British merchants are cashing in on Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day. Featured in this gallery are some royal wedding souvenirs that are on the shelves now, as well as some treasures from the royal wedding past that will likely be reproduced in the coming weeks. If you're headed to London for the royal wedding, you are sure to see some weird and wacky commemorative reminders of the big day. From ceramic mugs to condoms, British merchants are cashing in on Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day. Featured in this gallery are some royal wedding souvenirs that are on the shelves now, as well as some treasures from the royal wedding past that will likely be reproduced in the coming weeks.

Royal Wedding Souvenirs: Reminders of Your Trip

The only official Royal Wedding merchandise comes from the Royal Collection, which manufactured plates, mugs, pillboxes, tea towels and more for the occasion. The souvenirs are available online and in Royal Collection shops in London, such as the Buckingham Palace Shop.

In preparation for the Royal Wedding, Bluewater Comics has release a graphic novel and puzzle that feature the royal bride and groom. It really is no surprise, especially since Bluewater has also jumped on the Charlie Sheen and Justin Bieber bandwagon. The puzzle and graphic novel are both available for purchase on Amazon.com.

This commemorative pictures book was printed just days after the 1981 royal wedding between Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles. The tradition lives on through Wills and Kate: If you're looking to purchase a keepsake storybook for this year's royal wedding, they are already available for pre-order online.

This royal wedding-inspired double decker bus originally hit UK toy shops in 1981 in preparation for Lady Diana Spencer's marriage to Prince Charles. The Matchbox models are still being sold at the Museum of Transport in Manchester and on eBay.

During royal wedding weekend the newspapers and gossip mags are sure to be smeared with the smiling faces of Prince William and Kate. If you're in London, be sure to pick up a copy of your own as a great keepsake item for your scrapbook or even framing.

In late February, 19-year-old Estibalis Chavez camped outside the English embassy in Mexico City and claimed to be on a hunger strike until she receives a ticket to the Royal Wedding. "This is my only dream," said Chavez. There is no word on whether or not she has since gotten a ticket, but we're guessing her painting of Prince William and Kate Middleton would make a good conversation piece for a big fan of Wills and Kate.

Sick of hearing about the royal wedding, graphic artist Lydia Leigh designed these souvenirs. It's actually designed as an antidote to the barrage of kitschy memorabilia being produced in preparation for the royal wedding. "Keep this handy on April 29" reads the sick bag, which comes in patriotic red, white and blue colors. The bags are available on the artists website for just under $5 each.

An ashtray with the faces of Wills and Kate may seem odd, but this type of unofficial royal wedding souvenir comes in all different types of colors and styles. All are just equally as tacky, but if you need somewhere to stub your cigarettes out it might as well be the faces of royals!

When Crown Jewels released these commemorative condoms, royal wedding memorabilia was brought to a new level of tastelessness. The packaging instructs royal revelers to "lie back and think of England" because "like a royal wedding, intercourse with a loved one is an unforgettable occasion." Great, now British taxpayers aren't the only ones getting screwed because of the royal wedding!

If you're looking to be reminded of the royal wedding day in and day out, these fridge magnets will make great souvenirs. Star stalkers can use them to hold up magazine clippings from the wedding, while more down-to-earth people can pin up grocery lists and family pictures. Either way, it's a little something to remind you that you were there for the big event that you can actually display, unlike those royal wedding condoms.

Royal wedding-themed postcards have also been popping up in gift shops all over London. This one, featuring a well-circulated picture of the couple the day they announced their engagement, was spotted at Heathrow Airport.

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