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GIFT IDEAS FOR THE ROYAL WEDDING:
A patio umbrella. Those balconies at Kensington Palace are right out in the sun, and with Kate's fair skin and Wills' . . . increased head area . . . this will aid in avoiding wrinkling and sunburn.
A Welcome Mat - probably several. There are lots of doors in those old palaces, and you don't want to make everyone take their shoes off to come in after they've been out on the hunt or fleeing from the rabble. Maybe one with their initials, or, better yet, a whimsical one to show that Royals Are Fun, Too!
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An air mattress. Kate and Will are probably going to be deluged with guests once they're married and need a place for their friends & families to crash after a wild night out flogging peasants and dressing as Nazis. This way, their friends will be fine for one night, but won't want to stay longer, because air mattresses just suck to sleep on. Hospitality + Ensured Privacy = Perfect Gift!
Beach towels. You can never have too many, because you're always leaving one at the public pool or in Wales. And, if you get them matching ones, they'll look totally adorable on their honeymoon in all the papparazzi pictures sure to grace the cover of OK Magazine.
Yankee Candles. Everyone loves a good smell, and I hate to be the one who brings this up, but some of those old castles smell kind of musty. Plus, everyone knows how stupid expensive those things are, so they'll know you didn't chintz and get them the knock-off Target brand Bahama Breeze candles like a total cheap ass.
Couch covers. Because Kate's taste is probably not QEII's taste. Maybe a fun zebra stripe or a kicky plaid to break up the monotony of brocaded silk and moire. And everyone's way more casual now, anyway, right?
A Roomba. How much easier will palace living be when, with the touch of a button, your marble floors will be cleaned automatically! Sure, they have staff who have been doing this for years, but everyone's been tightening their belts, and this way, they can lay off a bunch of people and replace them with robots. Just like the automotive industry!
Solar garden stakes and a Jumbo Solar Rock. The royals love their gardens, and this way the party doesn't have to end just because the sun has set. By setting these bug and butterfly shaped lights along a garden path, people will be able to find their way into the house to use the bathroom or refresh their drinks. Or short-sheet Kate & Wills' bed.
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Cash. You know how hard it is for a couple of young kids just starting out.