The Middleton’s family business Party Pieces could be in serious breach of the law as they have started to sell Olympic-inspired party wear.
It has been stated that it is criminal offence to make money off the back of the 2012 Games and to do so could have serious consequences for the famous family.
The business, run by Kate’s mother Carole, is allegedly selling more than 100 items starting at 99p under the banner ‘Celebrate the Games’.
Although the company have been careful not to mention the world ‘Olympic’, they could be taken to court and charged a whopping £20,000 fine if they are found in breach of the law.
The regulations have been brought in by Locog, the London 2012 organising committee, and are enforceable under a 2006 law drawn up to protect Olympic branding.
Pippa, 28, could also find herself in hot water and her accompanying blog ‘The Party Times’ holds an article named Celebrate the Games and Support Team GB’ which contains links to many of the items sold by her mother.
Pieces also cashed in on the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, using their daughter’s royal connections to enhance the business.
We can’t imagine Her Majesty will be too chuffed about this!