Kate Middleton’s Parents Accused Of Cashing In On Royal Tour
The Duchess of Cambridge is busy sorting out her suitcase for her upcoming Royal Tour with Prince William. The regal couple will be travelling halfway around the world to visit former Commonwealth countries, Australia and New Zealand on behalf of the Queen.
However, Kate Middleton’s family have come under fire for trying to profit from the royal engagement after people spotted Australian themed products on Carole and Mike Middleton’s website, Party Pieces.
Kate’s parents, who own the party supplies site, are selling the Aussie merchandise for the up-coming national holiday, Australia Day which takes place on the 26th January.
The annual event marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships sailing into Sydney’s shores. The day is often celebrated with BBQs, concerts and fireworks.
Party Pieces advertise the goods with the slogan “Have a blast! Great products to remember the sun and surf with for all ex-pats!” (sic) and boasts a variety of beachy scene setters, palm tree place settings and flip flop key rings.
It’s not the first time the Middleton’s have faced criticism over the products they sell on their website. Prior to Kate giving birth to Prince George in July, the company promoted their range of baby goods.
This also happened with the Royal Wedding and the Queen’s Diamond Jubliee, when the site started touting very British paraphernalia.