Weird Royal Baby Memorabilia You Can Actually Buy, Because Nothing Says "Yay Baby!" Like Breast Milk Ice Cream
After what seemed like the longest wait for a celebrity baby ever, it finally happened: Prince George is now officially a big brother! On Saturday, May 2, Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their second royal bundle of joy. According to the official Kensington Palace Twitter account, Middleton gave birth to a baby girl at 8:34 a.m. BST, and both mother and baby are doing well.
If you think you're excited about the birth, I regret to inform you that you've got nothing on the people of England. Many loyal Kate Middleton fans were camped out outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital for more than a week before the baby was actually born, and now, all sorts of companies are poised to make some ridiculous cash off of superfans like these. Remember when Prince George was born in 2013, and tons of memorabilia began popping up to commemorate the occasion? It's time to get shopping again, and, also again, some of the new royal baby merch is super weird.
Don't get me wrong. Many items being sold are adorable keepsakes that are a sweet way to mark an occasion that's obviously incredibly important to the country, but some of it is definitely stuff that I can't stomach, even as a true royal family enthusiast.
Here are the weirdest items being sold in the new princess' honor. You're welcome.
Breast Milk Ice Cream
Don't be fooled. Just because there's a picture of Kate Middleton on the carton doesn't mean that it's actually Middleton's breast milk — but it's someone's breast milk. Ice cream company The Licktators just relaunched their breast milk ice cream flavor in honor of the newest royal baby's arrival, and it'll be available for sale all summer long in London. Um, I might have to pass on this one, but maybe if I was a baby?
Royal Baby Biscuits
If you like your royal baby memorabilia edible but aren't intrigued by the breast milk ice cream concept, these fancy cookies are probably for you. Sold in a tin of 16 biscuits, they're shaped like stuff that babies would like — rattles, teddy bears, rocking horses, and even a carriage that says "Congratulations William & Kate" on it. Strange, yet delicious. And way too pretty to eat.
Marketing tea in commemoration of the royal baby's birth doesn't seem that odd until you realize that Yorkshire Tea started printing boxes of tea featuring possible royal baby names before she was even born. Yep, the names on the boxes were based on the names favorited by bookmakers.
Royal Baby Sickbag
Just a bag featuring a cartoon picture of the royal family to use when you're nauseas. Nothing to see here.
Doesn't everyone love associating childbirth with cooking?
Coins are usually worth a fraction of a dollar. These will run you 80 pounds. Reasonable!