Stoke & Staffordshire

Royal Wedding tea towels from Emma Bridgewater sell out

Image caption The tea-towel features a lion and a crown

The first run of a piece of royal wedding memorabilia made in Stoke-on-Trent has sold out within a fortnight of being launched.

A souvenir tea-towel made by the Emma Bridgewater Pottery has no more of its stock of 4,000 left.

The manager at the firm's factory store, Jamie Shawcross, said: "We have been inundated with people wanting a memento of the special day."

The tea-towel, designed by Matthew Rice, now goes into a second run.

The company said it had had more than 10,000 orders for items in its Kate Middleton and Prince William wedding range.

The most popular of its pottery pieces is a half-pint sponged mug, with nearly 3,000 orders placed.

Mr Shawcross said: "We knew the pottery would be a big hit with collectors, but the tea-towel stampede has taken us by surprise."

The tea-towels depict Westminster Abbey and a golden lion.

Emma Bridgewater pottery employs more than 200 people at its factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

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