Nostalgia has spawned virtually an entire industry, making zillions out of the ever-increasing urge to regress to what we think of as happier times, flogging us kitsch memorabilia and useless antiques at premium prices. All this, for a concept as hollow and insubstantial as a bubble.
For Nicholas, the buyer of the famous Kate Middleton see-through dress that allegedly caught Prince William's eye, his take on memorabilia appears to be more finance orientated. "I thought that by acquiring the uber-sexy, rather risque dress of the future Queen of England one cannot go wrong."
Ever since the big date in April 2011, we all knew what to expect for 2012's summer of celebrations. Around 12 months ago Britain's memorabilia fire was re-ignited with gold rimmed tea cups, William & Kate tea towels and, of course, bunting galore.