See which Princess Charlotte merchandise racked up record-breaking sales

While your chances of having tea with the Queen may be slim, royal watchers rushed at the opportunity to get close to one of her great-granddaughters, Princess Charlotte. The result? Record-breaking sales totalling more than a million dollars!


Princess Charlotte's birth generated unheard of sales for commemorative china

Last year, more people than ever snapped up a host of mugs and chinaware created to celebrate the birth of the little princess, with online sales for official souvenirs reaching a record £1 million (more than $1.5 million).

The range of commemorative china created by Royal Collection Enterprises to mark the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby daughter on May 2 proved a huge hit, with mugs, pill boxes, tankards and plates snapped up by royalists and collectors alike.

Royal watchers couldn't get enough of William and Kate's little princess

According to the Royal CollectionTrust, the tiny tot played a big role in the “significant” increase in sales of royal memorabilia. Yearly figures show the total tally was up 11 per cent to £16.4 million (almost $27 million), while online sales doubled.

Charlotte’s birth was not the only royal celebration that served to make 2015 a bumper year. The Queen become the U.K.’s longest-serving monarch, an achievement marked with a range that included a souvenir album and chinaware. The Royal Collection Trust added that sales of china commemorating both events had “helped” its performance.

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