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Andy Crane

Baby China Collection Released

Official Royal baby souvenirs have hit the shelves just a day after Kate Middleton gave birth, with a commemorative plate priced at £50.

The collection of chinaware from the Royal Collection Trust also features a £39 tankard and a pillbox for £35.

The designs feature illustrations based on the lion and unicorn from the Royal Arms, as well as the coronet of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Each piece is decorated with gold ribbons and silver pompoms, bearing the words: “Welcome to our new royal”.

The items are 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 Collection Trust cares for the Queen’s art collection as well as managing the public opening of her official residences.

It is a charity, with no public funding. All income it generates goes to preservation of artwork and promotion of palaces.

It comes as Wills and Kate’s new son arrived with the perfect patriotic credentials yesterday — born on St George's Day and Shakespeare's birthday.

The 8lb 7oz prince greeted the world cradled in the arms of his mum, who proudly wore the red and white of England's patron saint.