A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Teacup Tuesday, Charles And Diana Teacup, Princess Diana's Bridesmaid India Hicks

Happy Teacup Tuesday during Royal Wedding week. How fun! I am joining these teacup blog parties among others, so visit them and join in the fun!

Teacup Tuesday

My teacup is a rare Canadian made Prince Charles and Princess Diana commemorative Royal Wedding 1981 cup and saucer. The bone china teacup was made by Canadian Classic, and very few of the Royal Wedding items were made in Canada. The photos are really attractive. The Welsh dragon for the Prince of Wales is on the back. For more info about the teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

One of the bridesmaids that Diana had at her wedding was India Hicks whose mother was also a bridesmaid for the Princess Elizabeth when she married Philip in 1947. I think they have the honor of being the only mother-daughter duo to share that distinction. I found a great online article from the Tatler (a famous British society magazine) in 2000 in which she shares her memories of the occasion which is wonderful reading. India was 13 at the time of Charles and Diana's wedding. India became a model and TV presenter in later life.
Here is the link for that story:


  1. Hi Ruth! I'm so glad you saw my post, and thanks so much for letting me know they were from your site! I'll put a link on my post to your blog! Love hearing your information, Have a wonderful week,
    xo, Debra

  2. Wonderful post! I love seeing the royal tea cups and hearing about India.

  3. Great post! I have the same cup and saucer but it's made in England. Interesting. I'll be watching the wedding on Friday bright (?) and early (!). Have a wonderful day. Pamela

  4. Wonderful teacup, Ruth! I watched Charles' and Diana's wedding and I had no idea that the little bridesmaid's mother was also an attendant for the Queen's wedding; interesting! Thanks for sharing and being a part of Tea Time. Wishing you a lovely day.


  5. fun post and perfect for the upcoming wedding. happy tea day!

  6. Lovely teacup and post. I personally will be getting up at 4am to see coverage of the royal wedding.

  7. Thank you for sharing your royal trivia. I'll have to read India's story and one day I'll open the huge Diana memorabilia box I have, to poke through the things.

  8. My gosh I would LOVE THIS TEACUP!!!!! I am new to the tea blogging community and this has been a delight to read! I will enjoy coming back here for sure, thank you!

  9. All so exciting. Thank you for all the information. I'm like you...trying to decide if I should just stay up or what???? Have fun.


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