In Summary
  • May 19 is not only a special day for royal-wedding watchers, but also for scores of other British couples getting hitched.
  • "I'd love to say 'I do' at the same time as Meghan and Harry," Lucy Parkinson, 26, who will marry Andrew Dixon, 30, on May 19, told HarpersBazaar.com.

The highly-anticipated marriage between Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle in Windsor on Saturday has generated a slew of quirky side-stories and offbeat tributes.

Here are some of the most striking:

PRINCELY PLEASURE

"Artisan" condom manufacturer "Crown Jewels" has launched a "sumptuous new" product to celebrate the occasion, "tailored to a regal fit" and promising "discerning love-makers a royal union of pleasure and style."

The product comes in "a handsome souvenir case", which plays a "musical arrangement of God Save the Queen and The Star Spangled Banner" upon opening, and is decorated with a pop-up picture of the happy couple and the inscription "your prince will come".

DRIVING WITH MEGHAN AND HARRY

The Mini brand has designed a special version of its distinctive car, boasting a roof motif combining the British and US flags and the inscriptions "Meghan loves Harry" and "love is all you need" on the glove box.

The one-off "MINI Hatch" will be donated to one of the couple's chosen charities for auction.

DOUBLE-BOOKED

May 19 is not only a special day for royal-wedding watchers, but also for scores of other British couples getting hitched.

"I'd love to say 'I do' at the same time as Meghan and Harry," Lucy Parkinson, 26, who will marry Andrew Dixon, 30, on May 19, told HarpersBazaar.com.

The bride-to-be said she "can't wait" to see Meghan's dress, but accepted she "can't even begin to compete" in the fashion stakes, with the former "Suits" actress able to call upon the industry's top names.

A ROYAL HOLIDAY

If you want to know everything about the royal family and weddings, and have a spare £2,500 pounds ($3,400/2,800 euros), then you can take an eight-day tour that visits the most symbolic sites of the British monarchy, meets with royal experts and parties on D-Day.

A ROYAL PRAYER

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