This April Maiden in Shoreditch will be going Royal Wedding crazy… but there’s a twist. Kate and William will be virtually absent from these celebrations because during April at Maiden it’s all about Charles & Diana’s wedding of 1981. The Mad Artists Tea Party gang are also going to be selling some very subversive cakes celebrating past and present Royal Weddings (yes you are right to be afraid), and will also branching out with the sale of bacon bouquets the wedding breakfast of choice!
On 29th July 1981 an estimated 700 million people watched Lady Diana Spencer walk up the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral (it took some effort as the train of her wedding dress was 25 feet in length) to meet HRH Prince of Wales. 600,000 people lined the streets of London hoping to catch a glimpse of the blushing bride and her Prince Charming. Those who are old enough to remember the day will always remember it fondly.
The team at Maiden have spent weeks collecting an amazing array of memorabilia and souvenirs from the Royal Wedding of 30 years ago. Mugs, tea towels, newspapers from day, souvenir magazines, jewelery, biscuit tins, money boxes, framed pictures, books, jigsaws, all of them in mint condition will be on sale at affordable prices starting from £5 for a mug. The walls of the shop’s basement will be covered with newspaper pages and photographs from the day, which is also the location where some pretty bonkers cakes celebrating the royal wedding can be found!