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A royal wedding souvenir for those who are less that enthusiastic about the forthcoming wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton - a special edition sick bag. The bags, similar to those used on airlines and decorated with a crown, a drawing of the royal couple and the slogan "Throne Up", sell for three pounds and are the idea of illustrator Lydia Leith, who is selling via her website.

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Are you already sick of the royal wedding? If the hype and hoopla surrounding the nuptials have got you feeling queasy, a graphic designer has created just the thing for you: royal wedding barf bags.

"The bags are just a bit of fun, a sort of antidote to the hysteria surrounding the wedding - I'm not anti-monarchist in the slightest! It started out as a joke around the dinner table and I made them expecting to sell a handful to friends and family, but it seems there is a much greater demand," Lydia Leith told the Huffington Post in an e-mail.

Ms. Leith is selling the bags on her website for £3 ($4.73). They are available in blue and red and feature a drawing of Will and Kate along with the words "Throne Up." Beneath the drawing are the words "Royal Wedding Sick Bag. Keep This Handy On April 29, 2011."

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The first batch of the bags sold out almost immediately, according to the Daily Mail.

Ms. Leith says the bags aren't her way of hurling insults at the event or the happy couple. "I'm a fan of Royal memorabilia myself and I just thought it would be a lighthearted addition to what's available to commemorate the day," she said in her e-mail to the Huffington Post.

Would you buy a Will and Kate barf bag?

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