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Kate Middleton to marry Prince Harry according to wedding merchandise


By The Drum Team | Editorial

March 18, 2011 | 2 min read

A merchandising "gaffe" has meant that commemorative mugs to celebrate the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton, features pictures of Prince Harry instead.

Quandong Enterprises has produced the mugs featuring a picture of Kate next to her future brother-in-law, although he is identified as being Prince William.

The mugs are being advertised on the company’s website, and no explanation has been forthcoming as to whether it has been produced by mistake or not.

Following a storm of attention on Twitter and other social media sites, when asked if the royal wedding mug was a spoof, a company director for Guangdong Enterprises in China - the firm behind the mug - said: "The cups are printed exactly as on the web screen and will stay as that. Many people are delighted in buying gifts for family occasions and novelty."

The Drum thinks it most probably is nothing more than a clever marketing ploy. Cheers.

The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will take place on 29 April, and is expected to be broadcast live on BBC One and on the official wedding website.

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