Collecting William and Kate Royal Wedding Souvenirs

Following the historic news that Prince William and Kate Middleton are to get married on April 29th 2011 at Westminster Abbey a hoard of Royal wedding souvenirs and memorabilia goes into production. If you're a patriotic royal watcher, or simply on the lookout for an investment opportunity, now is the time to start researching everything connected to William and Kate.

Mugs, cups and plates have always been a favourite collectible item during the build up to any special Royal event. There will certainly be a wide variety of all types of china with both Prince William and Princess Catherine's faces on them, along with the royal crests or perhaps Westminster Abbey in the background. These become collector's pieces and look very nice arranged along a shelf or in a cabinet.

Fine bone china with hand painted decorative occasions of the wedding is a good recommended choice to purchase, as these can carry their own value, even without the imprinted commemorative photos.

Royal thimbles will be on offer printed with photos of the happy couple. Royal commemorative thimbles date back well over a century and have long been an item of collectible value. Look out for thimbles that have been produced using an embossed method on precious metals such as gold, silver, or even platinum. Collecting these will be much higher in value, along with the commemorative element.

Start collecting any type of reading material on the newly weds to be. Magazines, books, pamphlets, newspaper articles, anything concerning William and Kate's historic journey. Kept together as a theme collection in immaculate condition, a full collection of printed reading material and photographs surrounding their engagement, wedding, and any other informative articles as a married couple, will always attract the attention of collectors looking for royal memorabilia.