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Chance to clean up with 150 souvenir royal baby tea towels up for grabs

By Amanda Ferguson

Published 09/05/2015

Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William
Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William
The tea towel

When the Belfast Telegraph put up 25 commemorative Princess Charlotte tea towels to give away, they were snapped up in seconds.

The demand was unprecedented - so we're giving our readers another chance to snap up the sought-after souvenirs.

The pretty towels - pink, practical and made in Northern Ireland to celebrate the birth of the new royal baby - have been a huge hit since the Duke and Duchess' daughter arrived last Saturday.

The humble tea towel has long been a monarchy merchandise tradition and the arrival of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge on May 2 prompted Ulster Weavers in Co Down to produce a keepsake to treasure.

Excitement over the royal birth, which saw Prince George joined by a beautiful little sister, saw readers keen to get their hands on the limited-edition commemorative item. After being inundated with entries, we now have an extra 150 up for grabs.

As soon as Princess Charlotte made her appearance, an initial run of 15,000 tea towels went into production. An Ulster Weavers spokeswoman said: "They are doing very well indeed.

"They are selling exceptionally well online and our customers are coming back and asking for more. We have been shipping to countries including Japan, Canada and the USA." With operations in Banbridge and Holywood, Ulster Weavers has a royal warrant for kitchen textiles to the Queen and has been designing commemorative tea towels for the royals since 1995.

The talented team had been working on the design since news of a second child was announced last year. In pastel green, pink and blue, the tea towel features a baby-delivering stork against a silhouette of Windsor Castle, the royal corgis, an old-fashioned pram, and as a washing line hung with baby clothes.

How to get your hands on one

For a chance to get your hands on a Princess Charlotte commemorative tea towel send an email to Mark the email ‘Princess Tea Towel’ in the subject line and also include your name, full postal address and postcode, plus a daytime contact number.

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