ROYAL WEDDING’S are a great excuse to go out and buy limited edition cups, coins, plates and novelty tea towels – but could that tat turn into a money spinner?
Ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on Saturday we take a look at the memorabilia from previous royal nuptials that are sought after by collectors.
Here is some of the royal memorabilia that is worth hundreds
We have already seen commemorative coins from the Royal Mint and Argos is even selling a £15 version of Meghan’s engagement ring.
But, if you really want to earn some money from your royal purchase you need to look for the higher end or more personal items that really hold their value.
Speaking to The Sun, antiques expert and TV presenter Tracy Martin said: “It is only the items from famous designers or have a personal connection to the royal family that are really worth investing in.”
We decided to look at some of the memorabilia from past royal weddings and see how much it is all worth now.
Royal collection three piece chinaware set – £740
Finished in 22 carat gold and made out of bone china, this three piece chinaware set was made by the royal collection to commemorate Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011.
Made in St James Park in London, this set is made out of fine bone china and is covered in burnished gold and platinum.
Only 1,000 of these sets were ever produced making them very rare.
This set sold on eBay in New Zealand for $1,000 or £740.
Royal Collection limited edition royal wedding loving cup – £700
A loving cup is a mug with two handles that newly weds are meant to hold together and drink from so that they can share their first sip of wine as a married couple.
This loving cup was made by the Royal Collection to commemorate Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011.
Part of the reason the expense of this two handed mug is that it gilded in gold and platinum before being covered again in gold.
This regal looking mug sold for £700 just last last week.