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Ironbridge firm makes Royal baby teddy bear

By Nick Humphreys | Ironbridge | Business | Published:

A Royal Baby Bear has been created by an Ironbridge company, as the countdown to the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first-born continues.

A royal baby teddy bear

The new limited edition cream bear, which costs £125, has been handmade by traditional teddy bear makers Merrythought especially for the Royal Collection.

Only 100 of the 19cm-tall toys – made using alpaca fleece with 100 per cent cotton back and pure silk – are available to buy.

The bear, finished with a cream bow around its neck, has an embroidered golden crown and “2019” on one of its feet.

According to the Royal Collection shop website: “Featuring a hand-embroidered nose and smile, each bear has a truly individual personality and is simply finished with a luxurious satin ribbon.”

The bear comes in a cream presentation “Limited Edition Royal Baby Teddy Bear” box.

Merrythought has handmade traditional teddy bears in Ironbridge since 1930.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already received a number of teddy bears for their baby on their travels.

The child, who will be a great-grandchild of the Queen, is expected to arrive in the coming days.

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Bridgnorth.

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