Any royal event is traditionally celebrated with a flood of tacky merchandise, and the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton is certainly no exception. From children's toys to family planning products – it would appear no stone has gone unturned in the tide of commercial exploitation. Here are some of the weirdest commemorative items to hit the shelves…
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It's supposed to be us Brits who are the great
tea drinkers, but a German company has really cornered the market with these K
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If this whole Royal Wedding 'thing' just ain't your bag, grab one of these stylish sick bags from graphic designer Lydia Leith and vomit away the disgust.
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We know what you're thinking: how can I be patriotic while practicing safe sex? The answer: with these 'condoms of distinction' of course!
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Hey look! It's two people who bear very little resemblance to Wills and Kate - and they're holding dolls of the royal couple!
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Royal wedding memorabilia is notoriously kitsch. And you can't get much more tacky - err, sorry,
kitsch - than a garden gnome.
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Even the innocent world of Sylvanian Families has hitched a ride on the Kate&Wills band wagon, releasing a royal wedding inspired set featuring groom, William Balmora
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Nottingham's Castle Rock Brewery originally planned to issue a limited stock of its royal wedding inspired
Kiss Me Kate real ale.
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Haven't received the much-coveted wedding invitation? Bring the mountain to Mohammed with a lifesize cardboard cut-out of the royal couple.
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A souvenir for nicotine-inclined fans of the
royal wedding sick bag - or the patriot who just has a weird way of showing their
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Royal wedding cake
Now we can all get a taste of the high life with a royal wedding inspired cake.