A tribute to the Duchess of Cambridge and to celebrate her elegance and dignity. Princess Catherine (Duchess of Cambridge) Limited Edition Chess Set, with due permission from the Cabinet Office.gsi.gov.uk on 4th July 2013.
This design is protected under international copyright law
"To create something special, one must produce it with a lot of care and in a limited quantity"
Catherine, also spelled as Katherine, has been a favourite name among royal families of Europe, Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark and Princess Katherine of Serbia are two examples. Current Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was born as Catherine Elizabeth Middleton and in 2011 married Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Respecting the couple’s privacy, and knowing the sensitivity attached to the use of the name of members of the royal household, we applied for permission for the use of name to the Cabinet Office that deals with such matters. We were very pleased when permission was granted to use of the name in the above format, in an email from the cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk on Thu, 4 Jul 2013 15:39:00.
Historically, craftsmen used ivory to create quality pieces of crafts; respecting the global ban on the use or trade in ivory, next best organic materials are animal bone and horn, which is basically a form of ivory.
The best quality animal bone and horn were sourced internationally for these sets. We also located a traditional family where most male members still work in bone, and have done so for last many generations deep in the forests of Central India. This edition of sets will be limited to 100 only + 5 sets for the makers’ personal collection and for museums. Only 100 sets will be released onto the market over 4 years, no more 25 set in one year
Chessboard is not included but may be purchased separately