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The royal couple turn into 'products'

Last updated on: April 29, 2011 19:52 IST

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Businesses have cashed in on the royal wedding with a wide variety of merchandise.

The William and Kate-themed merchandise are estimated to result in sales of over $40 million.

The stamps feature photographs of the couple by Mario Testino.

Check out the range of products with the royal couple...

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Image: A set of commemorative stamps, to celebrate the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Photographs: Reuters.
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A student Jireh Mondejar shows gold-plated souvenir coins, bearing the image of Prince William and Kate Middleton, in Makati, the financial district of Manila.

The coins were given to Mondejar by his father, who bought them in China.

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Image: Gold-plated souvenir coins.

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Various items are displayed at an exhibition on Royal Wedding souvenirs at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.

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Image: Bobby Yip/Reuters.

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A limited edition Princess Catherine Engagement Doll is pictured during its launch at Hamleys toy shop in London.

The doll, made to resemble Prince William's fiancee Kate Middleton, has been dressed and accessorised by seven award-winning British designers, with 1 pound from each purchase going to the Help For Heroes charity.

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Image: A limited edition Princess Catherine Engagement Doll.
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters.
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Commemorative packets of 'Love Hearts' sweets to mark the wedding of Britain's Prince William to Kate Middleton are seen in Manchester, northern England.

The sweets were first manufactured in 1933 by the Swizzels Matlow company and previous special editions have also marked Prince William's 21st birthday.

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Image: Phil Noble/Reuters.

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A worker poses with bottles of "Kiss Me Kate" ale at a Morrisons supermarket in Leicester, central England.

Castle Rock Brewery have produced the beer to mark the forthcoming wedding between Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Image: Darren Staples/Reuters.

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A copy of an illustration from a book entitled 'Knit Your Own Royal Wedding' shows knitted figures of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The book, by Fiona Goble, gives instructions on how to knit figures that look like Prince William, Kate Middleton and other members of the royal family, as well as the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Image: Knitted figures of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Official Royal Wedding commemorative is displayed at the Queen's Gallery shop on Buckingham Palace Road.

The product has been produced to mark the wedding between Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.


Image: Official Royal Wedding commemorative.
Photographs: Reuters.
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A five pound Royal Wedding commemorative coin, marking the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, is seen at the Royal Mint in Cardiff, Wales.

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Image: Kieran Doherty/Reuters.

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A souvenir note pad on sale to mark the forthcoming wedding of Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton is seen at a shop in London.

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Image: Paul Hackett/Reuters.

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Images of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton are seen on a souvenir wedding plate designed by, the then, high street retailer Woolworths.

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Image: Souvenir wedding plate.

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Unofficial royal wedding plates for the forthcoming wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton are displayed in a shop in London.

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Image: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters.

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A pump clip showing the 'Kiss me Kate' ale is seen in the Swan in the Rushes pub, in Loughborough, central England.

Castle Rock Brewery have produced the beer to mark the forthcoming wedding between Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Image: A pump clip showing the Kiss me Kate ale.
Photographs: Darren Staples/Reuters.
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Souvenir jewellery boxes on sale to celebrate the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton are seen at a shop in London.

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Image: Souvenir jewellery boxes.

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Souvenir postcards on sale to mark the forthcoming wedding of Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton are seen at a shop in London.

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Image: Souvenir postcards.
Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters.
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Souvenir silver plated spoons on sale to mark the forthcoming wedding of Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton are seen at a shop in London.

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Image: Souvenir silver plated spoons.
Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters.
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A souvenir picture frame on sale to mark the forthcoming wedding of Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton is seen at a shop in London.

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Image: A souvenir picture frame on sale.
Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters.
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A worker arranges souvenir mugs and plates, made to mark the engagement between Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, at Aynsley China in Stoke-on-Trent, central England.

The mugs and plates were part of a pre-production run prior to full production.

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Image: Darren Staples/Reuters.

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An Australian 50-cent coin commemorating the royal engagement of Britain's Prince William to Kate Middleton.

The official royal engagement coin was released for sale for the first time at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.

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An image of Prince William and Kate Middleton is seen on a souvenir in London.


Image: Prince William and Kate Middleton is seen on a souvenir.
Photographs: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters.
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