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Royal Wedding Condoms 'Fit For a Prince' Go On Sale

As the world develops collective Royal Family-fever ahead of the wedding between Britain’s Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle on May 19, a wide range of souvenirs are hitting the market.

Now, a British company has released one of the stranger offerings thus far—royal wedding condoms.

The Crown Jewels company describes the condoms as “limited edition heirloom prophylactics” which promise “discerning lovemakers a royal union of pleasure and style.”

CONDOMS ON SILVER TRAY The novelty condoms are being sold by British company Crown Jewels for around $14 per pack. Crown Jewels

The condoms come in a blue souvenir case emblazoned with a smiling photo of the happy couple. When the pack is opened, excited royalists will be treated to “an exclusive musical arrangement of God Save the Queen and The Star Spangled Banner,” representing the loving union of Britain and the U.S.

Company spokesman Hugh Pomfret told Newsweek that the reaction to the product has been “astonishing,” noting that the entire stock is almost sold out. “People seem to be yearning for a Royal Wedding souvenir that is more memorable than the traditional tea towel,” he said.

The company created a similar product for the marriage between Prince William and Kate Middleton, but the response to the Harry and Meghan offering far surpassed it. “There's something quite special about the Harry and Meghan union that warranted this luxurious souvenir product,” Pomfret explained, suggesting, “It might be something to do with the fact that these condoms play God Save the Queen and the Star Spangled Banner when you open them, which is something of a world-first.”

The “artisan sheaths” come “drizzled in lube,” the company says, and each one is “tailored to a regal fit.” Each box contains a signed certificate of authenticity to protect against the spread of counterfeit condoms, the company website explains. At just under $14 per pack—or three packs for around $27—you don't have to be an aristocrat to bring some royal flair to the bedroom.

Crown Jewels claims it is “dedicated to furnishing the finest English prophylactics to gentlemen and ladies of quality,” noting the country’s “tradition of coitus” which it says comprises “some of the finest lovemaking in the world.”

“Its Empire might have gone, but the British Method remains a by-word for intercourse of the very highest calibre,” the company says.

GettyImages-950325748 Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his American fiancee Meghan Markle attend a memorial service in Trafalgar Square in London, on April 23, 2018. The couple will marry at Windsor Castle on May 19. VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images

And what better occasion than a royal wedding to show off such skills? But fans planning on a romantic end to the special day may be put off by the note on the back of the pack, which warns: “This is a novelty product. Not intended for use as a contraceptive.”

However, a company press release assures lovers that the product is up to the task. The warning “does not do justice to the luxurious sheaths,” it reads, “which not only bear a CE mark but have been rigorously tested and judged sumptuous.” Indeed, the company remains confident that “Your prince will come.”

The condom packaging notes that the products are not supplied to or approved by Prince Harry, Meghan Markle or any other member of the Royal Family. Pomfret said, “We join the world in toasting Harry and Meghan and send them our sincerest best wishes. Although we suspect there won't be much call for our luxurious prophylactics in the Royal bedchamber, if they do want a few packs, we would be delighted to send them with our compliments.”

Updated | This article has been updated to include comments from Crown Jewels.