Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Royal mishap

Editor's note -- The Telegraph appears to be confused by the Royal rules for souvenirs. Reporter Caroline Gammell clearly states on Dec. 8 that tea towels are outlawed souvenirs.
 RT @ Royal Wedding: the rules for   
"The rules in relation to Royal souvenirs for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton have been carefully thought out well ahead of time."

~ Those wishing to produce artefacts bearing the couple’s image must follow a set of guidelines issued by the Lord Chamberlain’s office ...

~ Tea-towels, aprons and t-shirts are outlawed, but carpets, cushions, wall hangings and head scarves are acceptable.

This Royal Marriage souvenir plate is in good taste.

Editor's note -- Apparently, The Telegraph did not think out the souvenir rules well enough in advance to prevent this tea towel mishap. Reporter Andy Bloxham devoted an entire story to  the exclusion of said tea towels on the same day Caroline Gammel already said they were outlawed.
  Royal wedding: Prince William and Kate Middleton  banned by palace - Telegraph  -- formal memorandum stating...

"Tea towels have been excluded from the official list of approved memorabilia for the Royal family's next wedding, that of Kate Middleton and Prince William."

Editor's note -- The Gazette is providing a .pdf of Prince William's souvenir rules just in case The Telegraph needs to look at them again.


  1. Hey Karen, don't you think they are blowing this up all out of proportion? :)

    I came over to invite you to write your micro-fiction 140 for my blog. The last one was fine!

    Also you are invited to the Texan victory party tomorrow night. :)

  2. It has been said that the Royal Arse Wiper has been saving used toilet paper from the Royal Couple and is selling sheets on the black market, or brown market, if you prefer.

  3. I think that's a pretty good way to make money off William and Kate's back (side). I found a place in Pakistan that sells Flour Sack towels for $18.00/dozen. I'm going to paste Xerox pictures of that plate on the towels and then sell them for $5.00 each.

  4. Oh Jim, I'm sorry. Didn't see you there. Sure, I'll go to your Texan victory party. Are Tom & Icy invited too?


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