Royal wedding mugs go into production

(24 Nov 2010) SHOTLIST
1. Various exteriors of Prince William Pottery
2. Wide interior of factory with worker stacking royal wedding mugs
3. Various of mugs being placed in kiln
4. Close of mug
5. Wide of mugs coming out of kiln on conveyor belt
6. Tilt up of conveyor belt
7. Various of mugs on conveyor belt
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Sanders, Director, Prince William Pottery:
“Well we’ve been waiting for an announcement for quite a while now. We’ve had the design ready since about June. We were just waiting for the final photographs, which came out the other week, and now, since the date was announced, we’re in full production now.”
9. Various close ups of mug showing faces of William and Kate enclosed in a heart-shaped design
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Sanders, Director, Prince William Pottery:
“Well from our past we’ve always done Royal memorabilia and it’s always been very popular and I think it’s just a memento of the day and it’s such a big occasion in British culture. The Royals are such a big part of our society and it’s a good way to keep a memory, a keepsake of the day.”
(Q: What do you think William and Kate will make of your mugs?)
“Oh I think they will find them very nice, they’ll love them.”
11. Various of royal mugs being stacked into boxes
12. Pull focus from worker stacking mugs to close up of mug in foreground
SOUNDBITE
Royal wedding memorabilia was pouring off factory production lines Wednesday after Prince William and Kate Middleton confirmed they’re to get married on April 29 next year.
The Prince William Pottery factory in Liverpool is set to manufacture hundreds of thousands of special mugs, each bearing the faces of William and Kate enclosed in a heart-shaped design.
The mugs, expected to sell from around 10 UK pounds (15.8 US dollars) in retail stores, are a traditional way to express the nation’s joy at royal weddings, said Peter Sanders, director of the company.
“The Royals are such a big part of our society and it’s a good way to keep a memory, a keepsake of the day,” he said.
The Prince William Pottery isn’t named after the Prince – but after the street where the company used to be situated when it was founded seventy years ago.
Royal officials said on Tuesday that Britain’s Prince William and his fiance, will marry on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey, the historic London church where Princess Diana’s funeral was held.
The UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, said the day, a Friday, would be a public holiday so that people who wish to watch the celebrations could do so.

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