April 29th. Are you counting the days? As the Royal wedding approaches, the excitement is building and judging by the parties being planned by members of the Ladybird team, it will be a day of celebration with lots of glasses raised to the royal bride and groom.
At Ladybird we have a long tradition of royal publishing and as well as books on the Queen and the Queen Mother (amongst others), we have produced souvenir editions for the weddings of Prince Charles and Lady Diana (1981) and Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (1986).
Check out the vintage look below!
This year, to mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton we’re celebrating with two quite different books:
William and Kate: The Royal Wedding is a full colour picture souvenir book, that’s hugely collectable and great for all Royal Wedding fans, both young and old.
The book covers their romance and engagement, from how they first met at university, to how they became one of the most famous couples in the world. In fact it’s classic Ladybird royal publishing at its best, for a whole new generation.
Then there’s the William & Kate Dress-up Dolly book. This is a fabulous, kitsch, cut-out-and-keep paper doll book.
With so much interest around Kate’s wardrobe, it’s impossible not to follow what she’s been wearing. Even the least romantic amongst us have been having a bit of fun dressing her ourselves – and it seems the UK’s fashionistas have been tempted too, with a mention in this month’s Cosmopolitan. Now, we think William and Kate are quite a modern prince and princess-to-be, with what seems to be a great sense of humour. We’ve not heard royal word back yet, but we’re pretty sure they’d like this playful book
The official Royal Wedding site has just been launched, so we can all follow the latest updates and see what is planned for the day itself. There’s no doubt that April 29th will be a day to remember. So whether you’ll be camping out in the Royal Mall the night before, throwing a street party, or just really pleased you’ve got the day off and can watch it all on the telly, we hope you have a great day. Do let us know what you've got planned, we'd love to know.
The Ladybird team.