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威廉王子婚期未定 订婚纪念品提前出炉
Retailer prepares souvenirs for Prince's marriage
[ 2006-11-21 08:57 ]

A handout image obtained from British retailer Woolworths shows a souvenir plate with the images of Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton.

British retailer Woolworths has produced 100,000 souvenirs ready to be deployed to stores if Prince William, second in line to the throne, and his girlfriend Kate Middleton get engaged.

Woolworths has 25,000 commemorative mugs, 15,000 tea towels, 12,000 plates and 8,000 mouse mats bearing pictures of William and Middleton, all of which are ready to go on sale within 48 hours of an engagement announcement, the Daily Mirror reported Friday.

The retailer has reportedly commissioned another 20 products, including plastic dolls of the couple, mobile phones, wine glasses and fluffy slippers.

"There was massive demand for products when (Prince) Charles and (his second wife) Camilla got married," the company's Marketing Director Stephen Robertson said.

"But because of their short engagement we didn't have enough time to design, manufacture and retail products. This time we'll be ready."

William met Middleton in 2001 when the pair were students at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. They became flatmates and began dating in 2004.


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(AFP)

日前,英国杂货零售商伍尔沃思公司未雨绸缪,提前为英国王位第二继承人威廉王子和其女友凯特·米德尔顿的订婚仪式设计制造了10万件纪念品,以便在婚约宣布后的第一时间上架销售。

据《每日镜报》上周五报道,伍尔沃思公司生产的纪念品包括2万5千只纪念水杯,1万5千块茶巾,1万2千只盘子及8千块鼠标垫等,所有的纪念品上都印有威廉王子与米德尔顿的照片。两人一宣布订婚,这些纪念品便将在48小时内上架销售。

据悉,伍尔沃思公司还委托生产商另外制造了20种纪念品,其中包括威廉王子和米德尔顿的塑料娃娃、手机、酒杯和毛绒拖鞋。

伍尔沃思公司的营销总监史蒂文·罗伯特森说:“查尔斯王储和卡米拉结婚的时候,纪念品的需求量就非常大。”

“但是由于他俩突然订婚,所以我们没有足够的时间来设计、生产并销售纪念品。但这回我们做好了充分准备。”

威廉王子和米德尔顿于2001年在苏格兰圣·安德鲁大学上学时相识。2004年,两人同租一套公寓并开始约会。


(英语点津姗姗编辑)

 

Vocabulary:       


second in line to the throne    : 王位第二继承人

fluffy slippers
   : 毛绒拖鞋

 




 


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