KFC Debuts Limited-Edition Commemorative Buckets in Honor of Royal Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do love their poultry

Updated 05/15/18

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Breaking royal wedding news: KFC has joined in on the insanity—and priceless branding opportunities—surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming nuptials. This week, the esteemed global fried chicken purveyor debuted a very classy upgrade to their usual grease-stained cardboard bucket in honor of this Saturday's ceremony.

The new, limited-edition chicken bucket replaces the traditional red and white design with gold detailing and features the British and American flags enclosed in a heart and flanked by two regal-looking chickens, though the fancier bucket still includes an illustration of American royalty Colonel Sanders and, presumably, holds your 12-piece meal just as securely as the old model. Additionally, like the wedding itself, the royal wedding–themed container also boasts a certain level of exclusivity, since only 50 of the new and improved buckets will be given away on Harry and Meghan's wedding day, and only at KFC's Windsor location, near St. George's Chapel, according to a press release.

"When we discovered Prince Harry proposed over a roast chicken, we simply had to show our support for the big occasion," KFC said in a statement. "We're preparing for a rush on orders next Saturday as the people of Windsor flock to our Dedworth Road restaurant to get their hands on this priceless piece of British history."

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If you won't be making the trek across the pond to celebrate America's own duchess-to-be but still want to honor the newlyweds with a bespoke bucket of chicken (and who doesn't?!), fear not. Twenty-five more of the containers will be made out of actual bone china and distributed via KFC's Colonel Club app; starting Tuesday, May 15, fowl friends around the world can log onto the app and join the competition for one of these even more exclusive commemorative buckets. Because if a luxury fried chicken bucket isn't the perfect souvenir for the wedding of a regular American and a British royal, nothing is.

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