Decorating & Design

Royal Wedding Memorabilia

I remember the fuss my Mom made when Charles and Diana were married. I was away at camp near Algonquin Park and was going to miss the nuptials, so my Mom woke up extra early that morning (had to factor in the time change for the live TV feed) and taped the whole event for me to watch when I got home. I thought it a crazy thing to do at the time — I was young, but appreciated the ceremony and history attached to a royal wedding.

With the date fast approaching for William and Kate (April 29th), I have to say, I’m really looking forward to watching the wedding. I work in a world of style, and that alone kind of explains why, beyond the royalty, I’m curious about the affair. What will the flowers be like? How will the decor be handled? And of course, what will Kate wear? The other day I thought, you know what, I’m going to buy myself a souvenir of the event (totally corn-dog, I realize).

So what to buy? Hmm well, the easiest (and most on trend) was the humble tea towel. Just a bit of kitsch in the kitchen. So I found a few options, all pretty cute. Have a look below. And don’t forget to tune in on April 29th!

I love the graphic nature of this design — so much that I had to buy it.

I bought this one as well, which is loosely based on a boxing poster. I can’t wait for it to arrive!

This towel has such a pretty design, and also comes in a blue colourway.

This one is for all you traddy readers: An official towel from Ulster Weavers based in Northern Ireland. The company has had the royal warrant as suppliers of kitchen textiles to Queen Elizabeth II since 1995.

For more kitschy tea towels, see Sarah Hartill’s blog post.

Photo credits:
2. TaylorsType, Etsy
3. Thescreenprince, Etsy
4. Claudiagpearson, Etsy
5. Ulster Weavers