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Our Royal Puzzle is in the news!

Today our Royal Puzzle of Prince William and Kate Middleton was in the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The New York Post and various other media sources. We seem to have created a bit of a buzz!

You can see the write up by the Daily Mail here or The Telegraph here and a more local write up is below.

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Below is a write up from our more local newspaper - the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:


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FORGET the tee shirts, tea towels and tat from abroad.

Prince Charles’s Highgrove shop has chosen a local Pinkney firm to provide it with a worthy souvenir of the royal engagement.

Wentworth Wooden Jigsaws hit the national headlines this week when news that a jigsaw featuring an engagement photo of Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton was on sale from the estate’s online shop.

And in keeping with the heir to the throne’s philosophy on the environment, the traditional puzzle is made almost on Highgrove’s doorstep.

Managing director Dominic Lewis-Barclay told the Standard: "We are only three or four miles at most from Highgrove House itself. Prince Charles is buying local, which is great."

There weren’t even any delivery costs involved. "I dropped the puzzles at their warehouse on my way home."

The company, which was set up 16 years ago and employs 20 people, has supplied the prince’s business with bespoke jigsaws for some years.

"We decided quite a long time ago when the engagement was announced that we should do something, but we waited until we could get a really good photograph."

It was launched to the trade at the spring fair in Birmingham, but the order from Highgrove came out of the blue – as did the appearance on breakfast television.

"It is nice for everyone here to see their work on TV and in the newspapers," said Mr Lewis-Barclay.

The puzzle, selling at £29.95, includes whimsy shapes of the initials K and W, plus entwined hearts and the fleur de lis. It is also available from Wentworth’s own online shop.

Marketing director Sarah Watson said: "We’re proud to be a British manufacturer which still makes our own products from materials responsibly sourced within the UK."

Now the firm, which sells its puzzles all over the world, is planning another to commemorate the wedding itself.


Written by Tina Robins
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