Belleek Pottery has launched a limited edition basket in support of the Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA).
|The Limited Edition Royal Wedding Celebration Basket has been inspired by the Wedding of H.R.H Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle on May 19 at Windsor Castle.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion considers making a donation to one of their chosen charities. In support of this request Belleek are aiming to donate £4,000 to (CHIVA) through the sale of this very special limited edition Basket. The charity, one of those chosen by Prince Harry and Meghan, supports children growing up with HIV and their families, across the UK and Ireland.
A Belleek Basket represents the very highest levels of craftsmanship and skill that has been passed down through generations. This amazing art has been perfected since the late 1860s and the Limited Edition Royal Wedding Celebration Basket is no exception!
Commenting on the inspiration behind the design, Belleek Designer Clare Conway said: “The heart shape has been used to represent romantic love since the 15th Century and is a timeless symbol. It has been used to symbolise the adoration between Prince Harry and Meghan. This hand woven basket features a ribbon detail at the top which signifies the marital saying ‘tying the knot’. The basket is adorned with Roses, the national flower of both England and the United States of America. These Roses have been decorated in red, white and blue and symbolise the union between the couple as well as their nationalities. Lily of the Valley is associated with the month of May and represents romance as well as happiness, humility and sweetness; qualities which are also reflected in Harry and Meghan’s warm characters. The peony is widely rumoured to be Meghan’s favourite flower there is an iconic hand crafted Belleek Shamrock to wish the happy couple a lucky start to their marriage and a joy filled future together.”
A Limited Edition of 200 Royal Wedding Celebration Baskets will be handcrafted at Belleek Pottery and 10 per cent of every sale will go directly to CHIVA. 
Commenting on the launch John Maguire, Belleek Group Managing Director said: “We are very happy for Prince Harry and Meghan and are delighted to launch this very special Basket which has been inspired by their union. Their story is one which captivates not only those in the UK, Ireland and the USA but touches hearts all over the world. We are so pleased to support CHIVA, a very worthwhile cause."