4 things you can buy for your own royal baby
Japan's Takashimaya department store displays samples of commemorative figures and table wears for Britain's expected royal baby at a shop of British porcelain maker Royal Crown Derby at Takashimaya's main store in Tokyo.
It's a boy! Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a new member of the royal family into the world today. But they aren't the only ones with royal baby fever.
Just the expectation of the child has sparked a boost to the English economy, with almost $400 million expected to be spent on things like baby clothes and strollers, and also a few commemorative souvenirs.
But if you're looking for something more 'unique' to celebrate the birth of the next British monarch, here's a few choices:
- Royal Cheese: The "Westminster William and Kate Royal Addition Cheddar" is on sale at Whole Foods Markets around the country for $9.99/pound. The "all-natural, white cheddar" was made on a farm in England and was aged for one year.
- Royal Baby Biscuit Tin: At £40 a case, (about $60 in U.S dollars, or $4 a cookie), the "limited edition royal baby tin features traditional silver spoons, regal rattles and the obligatory celebratory fizz. Perfect for celebrating the arrival of some very important babies!"
- 'Born to Reign' pillow: $99.68, made from "duck egg blue linen/cotton and "appliquéd in felt wool," the nearly $100 pillow is a great addition to any bed!
- The Royal Nappy: From the author of The Queen's Knickers comes a look at the history of the future royal baby's 'nappy.'