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Friday, 1 April 2011

Curious royal wedding wrapper

It must be hard to find a suitably unique present for a royal couple, but here's a great idea: the cities of Newcastle and Gateshead are teaming up to offer Prince William and Kate Middleton an extra special gift ahead of this month’s Royal Wedding. The cities are paying for the world-famous Tyne Bridge to be gift-wrapped and offered to the newlyweds as a present from the people of the North East, to mark the wedding, on April 29th.

North East-based business, Rude Wrappings, will supply the paper for this mammoth task, and predicts it will take around 11,000sq m of paper to cover the main section of the bridge. The firm is "delighted to be asked to take part in this challenge, it’s not every day you get to wrap such an iconic landmark."

The design of wrapping paper that will be used to wrap the bridge was voted for by Rude Wrappings' customers in a recent Royal Wedding survey. Curiously, the paper is a tribute to the comments made by Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden, who was suspended from his post last year, after predicting the royal marriage would last just seven years.

Apparently, the gift grants Wills and Kate freedom of the bridge – meaning they can use it to herd sheep, host drinks receptions or take part in heart-stopping bungee jumps into the Gateshead side of the river.

ShopCurious thinks it will make a perfect gift for the adventure loving couple.

Do you?

4 comments:

Profoundly Superficial said...

WOW!!!
PS Thank for the sheep link. Scary, very scary...

Style Porn said...

I have to admit, I have Royal Wedding Fever. I want to know EVERYTHING about Kate's dress, shoes, hair, flowers, the food they'll eat, the people they'll invite, what the Queen will be wearing, etc, etc. But I don't cosign this odd wedding gift. Seems a bit weird.

Jan said...

I do wonder if they (the happy couple) are paying much attention to all the fuss.
William is becoming increasingly nervous I hear (understandably so). (Knees knocking in a rehearsal!)
I'm sure they'll be fine though.
Have a good weekend!

Susan said...

APRIL FOOL!