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Even though Prince William and Catherine "Kate" Middleton have only been engaged, officially, for one day, the royal souvenir market has already begun seeing an increase in commemorative memorabilia.

In the coming weeks and months, royal watchers and fans can expect to see a wide range of products featuring the charming couple on everything from china to towels.

One of the more formal royal engagement souvenirs, a line of fine bone china by Aynsley China, told the press that they had an Engagement Collection design prepared for some time and were just waiting for an official announcement. The company plans to make a Wedding Collection as well.

Royal Crown Derby also announced that it has been preparing for an official engagement announcement and has designed a variety of items to mark this special occasion. The company is waiting for the wedding date to be announced before producing the complete collection.

In the past, royal weddings have been marked with commemorative stamps and coins. Last month the Daily Mail reported that the Royal Mint had begun preparations to produce a commemorative coin to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. A spokesperson confirmed that a plaster mold had been made, saying, "Like most business organizations we are forward-looking and plan ahead for commercial opportunities."

Below is a gallery of some of the commemorative items that are currently available or will be in the near future. Which item will you buy?,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=955288&pid=955287&uts=1290011812

Royal Engagement Souvenirs

Aynsley China, founded in 1775, has a reputation as one of England's finest china manufacturers. In 1947 Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, chose the Aynsley "Windsor" pattern for her formal dinner service.

In honor of her grandson's engagement to Kate Middleton, the company has introduced the "Engagement Collection" featuring a Crown Plate, Stafford Tanker (mug), Loving Cup and Coaster that went into production on November 16, 2010 and should be in stores in early 2011.

Royal Engagement Souvenirs

This stylish T-shirt features a photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton at the wedding of a close friend in October 2010. It was one of the first times the royal couple were seen together at a non-official function. £8.50 ($13.50), available on

Royal Engagement Souvenirs

These commemorative thimbles with various photos of Kate Middleton on them are more for display than actual use. We're sure to see a variety of merchandise with photos of Prince William, Kate Middleton and the couple together on a variety of products over the course of the next year. £11 ($17.50), available on

Royal Engagement Souvenirs

Don't start your day without a cup of coffee on a mug commemorating the "official announcement of the engagement of HRH Prince William to Catherine Middleton." £4.99 ($7.94) available on

Royal Engagement Souvenirs

The Daily Mail reported last month that the Royal Mint had already made a plaster mold to manufacture a commemorative coin in honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 wedding.

Royal Engagement Souvenirs

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  • janet

    where do i order a dinner plate of william and kate

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