The upcoming nuptials of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles is raising questions as to the future of the monarchy and calls for the Prince to abdicate
his position as next in line to the throne. The event is also producing ridiculous amounts of memorabilia
to mark the occasion.
, a subsidiary of Walmart, has reproduced the royal engagement ring, an heirloom art deco ring once belonging to the Queen's mother. The replica features a man-made emerald-cut diamond, shanked on either side by three baguette-cut diamonds set in a sterling silver band. All of this could be yours for £19 or, if you are thrifty, you could find the ring at a starting price of $9.99 on eBay
EBay sellers have definitely jumped onto the royal wedding bandwagon as they peddle their wares on the internet auction site. Also featured are bone china mugs, keyrings
(being sold by the man who brought us the mysterious medical devices box
), postcards, silver plated spoons, stamps, thimbles
, even what may (or may not) be the Prince's love letters
. My personal favourite auctions would be for highly overpriced
commemorative clipart "prints
" out of Texas.
Ah yes, while the public may not support the pending nuptials, they certainly do intend to profit off of the event.