Critics blast Royal Wedding condoms
A London-based company has been criticised for launching Prince William and Kate Middleton-themed condoms to celebrate the Royal Wedding.
Critics of the firm, Crown Jewels Condoms Of Distinction, say the move marks a new low for Royal Wedding memorabilia.
Majesty Magazine editor Ingrid Seward said: "This is completely tasteless and rather hurtful. Prince William has a great sense of humour but this is a step too far."
The Crown Jewels Condoms Of Distinction are sold in royal purple packs with an image of the Royal couple on the front.
The packaging instructs users to "lie back and think of England" and adds: "Like a Royal Wedding, intercourse with a loved one is an unforgettable occasion."
Company spokesman Hugh Pomfret says: "We set our craftsmen to create these heirloom quality love sheaths. In years to come they'll be a memento of a magical day."
Describing themselves as the world's leading supplier of heritage prophylactics, the company has already shifted more than 1,000 packs on their website.
However, the condoms carry a disclaimer advising would-be lovers they are designed as a souvenir and are not suitable for contraception or to prevent STDs.
"But since our prophylactics are designed as an heirloom product, we would encourage people to keep hold of them as a memento of a special national occasion," Mr Pomfret added.