ABOVE: Kate Middleton's family have been criticised by Labour MP Paul Flynn
This is grubby cashing in. The whole thing is degrading and tawdry.
Labour MP Paul Flynn
THE Duchess of Cambridge’s family have been accused of cashing in on the Queen’s Coronation anniversary with a “tawdry” range of royal-style red, white and blue party ware.
This weekend Brits are celebrating the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
To help them get in the spirit, Kate’s family firm Party Pieces is flogging royal-looking “Best of British” street party goodies and Union flag items to celebrate the Coronation of June 2, 1953.
The royal in-laws’ range includes an 18in red, white and blue inflatable beer mug drinks holder for £6.99, reduced from £7.99, plus Best of British party cups with a regal-style crest for £2.99.
For the big spenders there is an £18.18 Union Jack Ultimate Party Kit with plates, napkins, table cover, bunting and balloons.
And in case the English weather lets us down they have even got 99p Union Jack kids’ plastic ponchos.
Labour MP Paul Flynn said: “This is grubby cashing in. The whole thing is degrading and tawdry.
“You’d think as relations they’d be above exploiting the relationship for grubby financial purposes.
"The call to hold street parties will be met by the nation with a gigantic yawn. Today’s souvenirs are tomorrow’s eBay trash.”