Random Ephemera

Will & Kate's Wedding: The 10 Oddest Commemorative Items

If you think the whole world won't be watching on April 29th when Prince William marries his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton, you've got another thing coming. Even in America we still haven't cut the apron strings of our monarchical overlords. In 1981, 750 million people worldwide watched the wedding of Charles and Diana. Anglophilia is on the rise since the announcement of the Royal Engagement, with gossip blogs, travel agents and marketing opportunities galore popping up to take advantage of the growing interest in the lives of Britain's rulers.

Side note here: if you are not yet following Diana In Heaven on Twitter, you should be. The closer the wedding date gets, the more hilarious the Tweets become.

Don't worry. You don't have to stay up late at night waiting for the one-time-only commercial offer to satisfy your jones for a commemorative tea set to celebrate the wedding. Art Attack talked to Guy Stereatfield, owner of the popular imports shop British Isles in West University, about some of the items his shop has on hand to mark the occasion.

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Shey is an experienced blogger, social media expert and traveler. She studied journalism at Oklahoma State University before working as a full-time reporter for Houston Community Newspapers in 2005. She lived in South Korea for three years, where she worked as a freelancer.
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