Royal baby official china collection released just one day after Kate Middleton gives birth – and it's only £50 a plate

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.

Official Commemorative Pillbox

  • £35 from Royal Collection Trust – buy here


Official Commemorative Tankard

  • £39 from Royal Collection Trust – buy here

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.

Official Commemorative Pram Decoration

  • £14.95 from Royal Collection Trust – buy here

Kate gave birth at 11.01am on her due date at London's St Mary's Hospital.

Seven hours later Kate and William emerged to show their third child to the world.

Wills introduced the new Prince of Cambridge to the world by joking that having three kids was “Thrice worry now”.

He also revealed big brother George, four, and sister Charlotte, two, were "very happy … delighted" with their new sibling.

Asked about the name, he said: "You'll find out soon." And in a reference to Kate giving birth on her due date he said: "We didn't keep you waiting too long this time."

With both her elder children Kate was late — a week past her due date with Charlotte and ten days with George.

Despite the five-and-a-half hours of proud labour — longer than Charlotte's two-and-a-half hours — Kate looked amazing on the steps of the Lindo Wing seven hours later.

Wearing a red bespoke Jenny Packham dress, Gianvito Rossi nude heels and earrings loaned by the Queen, she smiled warmly as she carried her new son.

He was wrapped up against the chilly wind, in a new bonnet and a £70 Nottingham lace shawl gifted from GH Hurt & Son, who also provided George and Charlotte's shawls.

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