Official royal baby souvenirs feature unicorn and lion cub

The official commemorative souvenirs marking the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby son have gone on sale.

Featuring a lion cub and unicorn inspired by the Royal Arms, the Royal Collection china is decorated with gold ribbons, silver pompoms and a coronet-inspired pattern.

The china plate commemorating the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child (Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)
The china plate commemorating the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child (Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)

The pieces bear the words "Welcome to our new royal baby", and display William and Kate's coronet.

The duke and duchess's baby son - their third child - arrived on Monday, weighing 8lb 7oz, and the prince of Cambridge made his public debut on the steps of the Lindo Wing, wrapped in a white blanket.

Proud parents William and Kate and their newborn son (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Proud parents William and Kate and their newborn son (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The official range includes a pillbox costing £35, a tankard for £39 and a plate priced at £49.

The Royal Collection tankard, priced at £39 (Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)
The Royal Collection tankard, priced at £39 (Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)
The pillbox, which costs £35 (Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)
The pillbox, which costs £35 (Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)

Each item in the range is gilded with 22-carat gold and made in Stoke-on-Trent using traditional methods.

There is also a pram-shaped woven decoration, made with glistening threads, delicate pearl detail, and embroidered on the back with "Royal Baby 2018", for £14.95.

The royal baby souvenir embroidered pram decoration (Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)
The souvenir embroidered pram decoration (Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018/PA)

The official commemorative range is available at Royal Collection Trust shops and online at www.royalcollection.org.uk/shop

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