The Sophie Allport Royal Wedding mugs for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have gone into production in Stoke on Trent. Amongst the excitement, the BBC came to film the first mugs being decorated and interviewed Sophie on her inspiration behind the design. Step behind the scenes with us to see what went on! The first job was to take the printed decals of Sophie's artwork and hand apply them to every mug. This includes the tricky personalised message that sits on the inside rim in Sophie's handwriting!
While the ladies were hard at work decorating the hundreds of mugs, Sophie was miked up by the BBC's lovely cameraman Neil.
Sophie was then interviewed by Geeta Pendse, presenter and arts reporter for the BBC. They discussed the inspiration behind Sophie's Royal Wedding mug for Prince Harry and Meghan and enjoyed talking about the original artwork, the detail of Windsor Castle, the 18 different colours that feature on the mug and the dogs that make an appearance on the design!
Cameraman Neil captured some close up filming of the ladies decorating the Prince Harry wedding mugs so they're ready for firing.
The decorated mugs are fired and one is filmed spinning on the turntable!
There was then a quick check to make sure the BBC had captured all the footage they required for their news feature.
And finally, Sophie had some expert training on how to hand decorate one of the mugs with her Prince Harry and Meghan design. "The ladies make it look a lot easier than it is!", she explained.
The Prince Harry & Meghan Wedding Mug features a carriage procession from St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Harry and his bride are in the first carriage with HRH Queen Elizabeth II in the second carriage with HRH Prince Philip. Lupo, the Queen’s corgis, and Meghan’s beloved Guy the Beagle and Bogart the Labrador-shepherd cross are also involved in the procession with red, white and blue confetti showering down on the happy occasion.