French china for Spanish royal wedding

17th May 2004, Comments 0 comments

LIMOGES, France, May 17 (AFP) - The Spanish royal palace has bought 3,000 pieces of Limoges china to adorn tables at this weekend's wedding of Prince Felipe de Bourbon and former journalist Letizia Ortiz, the supplier said Monday.

LIMOGES, France, May 17 (AFP) - The Spanish royal palace has bought 3,000 pieces of Limoges china to adorn tables at this weekend's wedding of Prince Felipe de Bourbon and former journalist Letizia Ortiz, the supplier said Monday.

"The order - mainly dinner plates, coffee cups and soup bowls - was placed at the start of the year and delivered in mid-April," said Jacques Seignolles, manager of the Seignolles porcelain company in Limoges, central France.

"It's high-quality but something very understated," he added.

The pieces, weighing a total of 1.2 tonnes, are decorated with the red and gold crest of the Spanish royal family, Seignolles said, refusing to reveal the cost of the order.

Some 30 heads of state and around 40 royal houses have accepted invitations to the wedding at the Almudena cathedral in Madrid, but the official guest list for Saturday's nuptials has not yet been revealed for security reasons.

© AFP

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