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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Limited edition Royal Wedding Oyster cards

TfL are to produce 750,000 special Oyster cards to mark the wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton. Not only that but two of the three quarters of a million cards will be given to William & Kate in case they ever get the urge to use the London Underground.

Royal Oyster Card Mock Up by Jon Justice
Royal Oyster Card Mock Up by Jon Justice

As blogged last year, Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor’s transport adviser, said "We want to help celebrate the fantastic occasion that will be the royal wedding. It's a good way to bring a level of excitement and ingenuity to something we rely on every day."

The official design has just been unveiled by TfL. The £5 deposit and £5 minimum top-up will apply as normal for the card and it will be available from 21 April 2011. I'm sure you'll also see plenty for sale on eBay.

Royal Wedding Oyster Card Official Design

It will be the first "limited edition" Oyster card ever to be put on general release.
Royal Wedding Tea Towel from London Transport Museum 
Meanwhile if you're after a Royal Wedding tea towel, London Transport Museum have just produced one that is fairly subtle. Designed by Maria Holmer Dahlgren, it has Kate & William's initials carved in a tree. You'll also see I DO highlighted in the words In London, which is actually reasonably tasteful.


If you've seen any other transport related Royal Wedding items, let us know.


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