Bucklebury's own Royal Wedding mug
PUBLISHED: 18:03 05 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:18 20 February 2013
Emma Bridgewater creates William and Kate mug
Probably one of the most sought after and rare Royal Wedding mementos has been produced at the historic Emma Bridgewater factory. Bride-to-be Kate Middletons home village of Bucklebury commissioned the pottery company to design and make their very own commemorative mug.
The village is giving each child in the parish a mug and then putting the rest of the baby mug and half-pint design mugs on sale on the day of the wedding. Theyll be sold at the villages own Royal Wedding Day celebration event at Bucklebury Farm Park.
Demand for the sponge painted hand-decorated mugs, with an initial production run of just 500, is expected to be high among collectors of the stylish brand, as well as Royal collectors and villagers.
The mug, created by Matthew Rice, combines the villages emblem of an oak leaf with a Kate and William design and will be priced at 13.95 plus postage and packing for the half pint and 9.95 plus postage and packing for the baby mug.
As well as being on sale at the villages ticket-only celebration Tea In The Park at Bucklebury Farm Park, orders can be placed for the special Bucklebury commemorative mugs by email to email@example.com quoting the number and size of mugs required.
Wynne Frankum, chairman of Bucklebury Parish Council said: The wedding of Catherine Middleton and Prince William is a very special day in the history of the village and we wanted to commission something for the children that might in time become a collectors piece. We also wanted something that reflected a rural parish and so approached Emma Bridgewater and were thrilled when her team agreed to help we are delighted with the result.