Kate Middleton's parents have unveiled their own line of baby shower and baby naming party products Monday, catching fire for "cashing in" on the royal pregnancy.
Kate Middleton's parents have launched a range of baby goods on their party website, including paper plates emblazoned “A new little prince” and "princess".
The new products leave Carole and Michael Middleton open to accusations that they are trying to make money off of the pregnancy. Their Party Pieces website is also selling a line of accessories for US-style baby showers, christenings and first birthday celebrations.
It's only been a few weeks since the official announcement that Prince William and Kate are expecting their first child, and it seems all too coincidental that the maternal grandparents would just now be selling these types of gifts on their website.
This isn’t the first time the Middleton family has come under fire for selling royal-themed supplies on their website, because within the last year the website has sold items themed around the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Royal Wedding.
Their Tiny Feet Baby Shower party gift set costs just £23.52 for a basic package.
The pack includes plates, cups, napkins and balloons for 16 people, a table cover and blue and pink garlands.
Extras such as hanging decorations cost from £4.99 for two, while a pack of five eco-friendly sky lanterns will set you back £16.99.
The website describes a baby shower as “a great occasion, a chance to celebrate before the new arrival”.
One message on the site reads: “Invite family and friends along – it’s also tradition for the other mothers to share their wisdom and own knowledge of becoming a mother.”
As well as baby showers and naming parties, the website is also offering products for christening and communion celebrations as well as first birthday parties for “little princes and princesses”.