Royal events tend to hold a special place in our hearts,don’t they? Everyone can remember what they were doing when Kate and Wills tied the knot, and the sight of a beautiful new babe in arms on the steps of the Lindo wing at St Mary’s brings waves of undiluted joy. And that’s precisely why we’re so excited about the royal family this year. 2018 is going to see HRH Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting baby number three to join Princess Charlotte and Prince George in April.
As a result, we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes dreaming up ways to mark these special occasions…and what have we come up with? Nothing less than some truly lovely royal memorabilia! After the success of our Prince George and Princess Charlotte royal baby mugs, the Sophie Allport team thought there’d be no better way to celebrate 2018’s happy occasion than with two new and exclusive royal mugs - one to mark the arrival of baby number three, and one to mark the wedding of HRH Harry and Meghan.
The Harry and Meghan commemorative mugs will be dispatched at the end of April and the Royal Baby mugs the moment the bundle of joy is born, but if you’re eager to get your hands on these lovely royal mugs, you can pre-order them to ensure you’re sipping a celebratory British cup of tea as soon as possible. So what should you expect from our royal mugs? Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come….
Commemorative mug for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding
Launching in time to celebrate the royal wedding on the 19th of May, our newest fine bone china mug features a joyful carriage procession from St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Harry and Meghan ride in the first carriage, with HRH Queen Elizabeth II in the second carriage with HRH Prince Philip. But of course, we haven’t forgotten the furry members of the royal family - the Queen’s beloved corgis and Meghan’s Guy the beagle and Bogart the labrador-shepherd cross also feature in the procession, making it a mug that’s perfect for those who love the royal family and their four-legged friends.
Commemorative mug for the royal baby in 2018
We’ve given just as much careful thought to the other addition of our well-loved commemorative range here at Sophie Allport, designing a royal mug to celebrate the imminent arrival of Kate & Will’s third bundle of joy this spring.
The fine bone china mug depicts a happy family scene in front of the gates of Kensington Palace, with Princess Charlotte and Prince George cartwheeling alongside Lupo the cocker spaniel and one of the Queen’s corgis. Of course, the all-important new baby sleeps soundly in a silver cross pram, and his or her name (alongside their date of birth) features on the inside of the rim, hand-written by Sophie to mark the special day. And to make it a truly British affair, the mugs are hand-decorated and fired in Stoke on Trent.
So, if you’d like to get your hands on some playful and patriotic royal souvenirs, be sure to check out our commemorative range and pre-order our fabulous royal mugs online or by phoning us. You can also read all about the BBC filming the mugs as they go into production in Stoke on Trent HERE.
We can’t wait to sip tea from ours!