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 andfluffy 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.