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William &Amp; Kate: Alternative Memorabilia

08/03/2011 14:42 | Updated 22 May 2015

As William & Kate fever sweeps the nation, it was only a matter of time before we started to see the commemorative plates, tea towels, t-shirts – you name it. But little did we know that so much of it would be so stylish, or so funny.

william and kate; royal wedding; royal memorabilia; cole of londonSarah's hand-drawn portraits bring royal memorabilia into the 21st century. Mugs £10 each, Pic: Cole of London

Among our favourites to date – these great mugs by artist and film-maker Sarah Cole for Cole of London. "William and Kate are young, modern and human and my drawings reflect this. I definitely didn't want to portray them as distant and stuffy, dressed in royal regalia," says Sarah.

"My intention was to create something fun and stylish and a world away from the kind of royal or commemorative mugs usually on offer."

royal wedding; william and kate; alternative memorabiliaCome on girls, you know you're all thinking it. Pic: Hunkydory Home

Also nominated in the Best Alternative Royal Wedding Memorabilia category – the 'It should have been me' plate (pictured) and its noteworthy tongue-in-cheek stable mates the 'Thanks for the free day off' and 'Kate's Wedding List' alternatives, all available to pre-order (for March delivery) at Hunkydory Home.

According to the last of these, Kate's list apparently includes not only a toaster and throw cushions, but also a 'new tiara' and 'Oxfordshire'.

The plates are £20 each and come with stand to display them proudly/ironically as the big day approaches.

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