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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 April, 2005, 10:31 GMT 11:31 UK
Royal wedding pottery snapped up
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
The date was moved to allow Prince Charles to go to the Pope's funeral
A pottery firm's commemorative china marking Prince Charles' marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles is being snapped up, despite the date being wrong.

Aynsley China in Stoke-on-Trent had been making a four-piece set marked with the date 8 April.

It says 500 people have ordered the china in the hope the pieces will eventually become collectors' items.

The royal wedding was moved to 9 April so that Prince Charles can attend the Pope's funeral in Rome.

Aynsley China's managing director, Gavin Williamson, told BBC News the number of orders placed since the change of wedding date was announced has been "phenomenal".

"Five hundred new orders were placed in the last few hours of yesterday (Monday) and I understand there are going to be a few more", he said.

"My sales reps have told me that people are desperate to get the product and we have been completely sold out. We are hoping to get more out by this (Tuesday) lunchtime.

"There will be another set produced saying 'April 2005' and next week, we will be producing one saying '9 April'."

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