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The Royal Family get everything on a plate

Prince William and Kate Middleton might have a lot on their plate at the moment, but the rest of us might soon too with the first release of crockery by the Royal Collection.

From this morning royalists will be able to dine on their beans on toast from the engraved confines of a commemorative plate bearing an inscription of affection to the golden couple.

Soaking up the last of their tomato sauce owners will be able to reveal the April 29 date of the wedding itself.

Embellished with floral patterns of gold and platinum the “tasteful” dishes have been officially approved by Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

The official crockery is seen as a rebuff to some of the tackier products being flogged by less attentive dealers.

Handmade in Stoke-on-Trent from English fine bone china the set includes a pill box and features common decorative touches including doves, white ribbons, hearts and hearts.

A Royal Collection spokesman said: “The inspiration is the wedding cake. You’ve got the pillars down the side, and you’ve got the swags. It is classic but contemporary, trying to reflect a modern couple.”

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