'Fit for prince' royal condoms a rage in BritainLast updated on May 07, 2018, 12:18 am
Would you use a royal condom, that comes with 'Certificate of Authenticity' and whose boxes play 'God Save the Queen', during sex? Many in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand love the idea.
Ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on May 19, many businesses gave themselves a royal makeover (literally!) and benefited from it.
Royal condoms are just one of the many items.
They're a hit
Set of 4 royal condoms cost approximately Rs. 935
The pack of 4 condoms costs £10 (Rs. 935). The company first made the 'commemorative' condoms in 2011 to 'honor' Prince William's wedding with Kate Middleton.
Seven years later, at Prince Harry's wedding, they decided to carry on with the tradition. Surprisingly, the company has already sold 6,500 packs out of 10,000.
"Most of our customers are from former colonies," said a company official.
From earrings to windshield wiper, Harry and Meghan are everywhere
Looks like the royal wedding has brought out the creative best in brands.
For example, WiperWaggers designed a windshield wiper depicting the couple with a speech bubble that says "It's the 19th May at Windsor!"
A Texas-based Etsy shop Witty Chicken made laminated paper earrings of Harry and Meghan, and even the owner Allison Andrews was surprised at its huge sales.
Far, far land
Etsy shop owner ships wedding ensembles to Japan
The obsession with royal souvenirs is not limited to Great Britain.
Shirley Lee, a shop owner in Etsy, shipped her own version of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding ensembles, to Japan.
The idea struck her after seeing their engagement interview. "I just was so touched by the love they both expressed, and also, my marketing bell went off," she said.
Because, why not!
Another businesswoman sells chinaware having Meghan and Ed Sheeran
While mostly everyone is busy adding perfection to their products, Etsy shop owner Lucy Bryant decided to get playful.
A graphic designer, Bryant created commemorative china plate for the wedding. In her plates, though, Prince Harry was replaced by Ed Sheeran.
"Sometimes I play along as well because I think people are delighted to think it is a mistake," she said.
Looks like it
Everything in order for royal wedding except food?
On May 19, guests of the royal palace and over 1,200 commoners will witness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say 'I Do' to each other at Windsor Castle.
However, the invitation to common people directed them to bring their own picnic as "it will not be possible to buy food and drink on site."
Not much of royal treatment, after all.