When Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding winds down on Friday, their lucky VIP guests won't have to pilfer a floral centerpiece or contraband dinner rolls to remember the historic bash.
Instead, William, 28, and Middleton, 29, plan to gift guests at the evening reception with a very special party favor: limited-edition scarves custom-designed by Centex, a posh apparel company based in Ludhiana, India.
"The idea is to give the royal guests a momento, which they can take back with them. What could be more robust, flexible and versatile than a scarf?” says Vineet Sood, the managing director of Centex, which manufactures high-end scarves (retailing at up to 300 pounds) for luxe companies like Burberry.
Made of fine wool, the scarves — each hand-done — incorporate England's "Union Jack" flag and animal prints and come in three different color combinations: Red and blue, green and grey and mauve with a brownish tinge.
"It makes for a perfect souvenir!" Snood added.
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