Back in November 2010 when Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement, analysts quickly spoke up about the money the royal wedding could bring to the U.K. retail sector. Early estimates predicted that royal wedding-related merchandise revenue could reach more than $40 million.
Now, the Royal Wedding is upon us and merchandise with Prince William and Kate Middleton imagery or related messaging is flooding the market. Following are some particularly creative (i.e., strange) products featuring the future king and queen’s likenesses:
One bottle of the special Royal Virility Performance Beer from Britain’s BrewDog brewery contains one-third of the amount of a prescription Viagra dosage. If that’s not enough to get your libido going, Royal Virility Performance Beer also includes chocolate and Horny Goat Weed–two ingredients known for their aphrodisiac powers.
Don’t worry. If you don’t need a Viagra boost, there could still be a Royal Wedding-related beer for you such as Adnams Royal Wedding Ale which lists honey as a key ingredient (according to the Adnams website, honey beers have been used to celebrate weddings for years–hence the term “honeymoon”).
Another option, Kiss Me Kate, comes from England’s Castle Rock Brewery.
Crown Jewels aren’t just any condoms. As the tagline says, these are “condoms of distinction.” These condoms come in a souvenir heirloom collector’s box and include a collectible portrait of the royal couple.
Royal Wedding not your thing? Feeling ill from all the media attention? Try the Throne Up Royal Wedding Sick Bags — available in red or blue.
Toilet Seat Covers
So the Royal Couple can be with you at all times, try the Royal Wedding commemorative toilet seat cover!
You can break away from the royal nuptials for a snack and still see the Royal Couple’s smiling faces in gigantic size on your refrigerator doors with the GE/GDHA royal refrigerator.
I guess it’s not surprising that the Lord Chamberlain’s office issued guidelines for Royal Wedding merchandise in December. The Royal Wedding is big bucks and retailers aren’t going to miss their chance to cash in.
What’s your favorite Royal Wedding merchandise? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.
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