Bondholder Royal Crown Derby continues its celebration of the upcoming marriage of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle by revealing the designs for its highly anticipated Royal Wedding collection.
The latest Royal Wedding collection marks a new generation of the monarchy. Featuring an Octagonal Plate, Heart Tray, Loving Cup and an Old Imari Solid Gold Band Melbourne Tray, the collection represents the special union with an interconnecting design.
Created as a limited-edition range excluding the Heart Tray which is general range only, the Octagonal Plate has a limited-edition size of 1,500, the Loving Cup will feature 1,000 pieces with only 500 pieces of the Old Imari Solid Gold Band Melbourne Tray being created.
In line with tradition and adapted from the design created for the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, the collection will feature the couple’s initials and will be inscribed with a dedicatory message stating “To celebrate the marriage of H.R.H Prince Henry of Wales to Meghan Markle 19th May 2018”.
Incorporating a gold coronet to denote Harry’s Royal status as Prince and gold acorns symbolic of longevity and the House of Windsor, alongside England’s emblematic Tudor Rose, this collection, designed by June Branscombe and adapted by Lisa Law, is a fitting tribute to the grandeur of the occasion.
The pieces represent the unifying of two great nations in marriage with a special backstamp, overlaid in 22-carat gold marking the momentous nature of the wedding with an inscription reading “To celebrate the marriage of H.R.H. Prince Henry of Wales to Ms Meghan Markle 19th May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor”.
Royal Crown Derby’s Sales and Marketing Director, Steve Rowley, said: "This is an incredibly exciting time for Prince Harry and Meghan as well as Royal Crown Derby itself. We’re honoured to commemorate this landmark occasion and celebrate with the Royal Family and Royal enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic."