Royal Baby craze extends to North Texas

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by TODD UNGER

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Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 5:08 PM

GRAPEVINE — With sales up 50 percent, some folks wish every week were a Royal Baby week.

The British Emporium, a store specializing in all things "Union Jack," has seen a jump in business with British transplants and Americans stopping by to enjoy the Royal Baby fun.

"It has been very busy, and everyone has an opinion on the Royal Family," said store owner Sheela Kadam.

Once a name is decided for the future  king, Kadam expects mugs, shirts and just about anything you can imagine to be available for purchase.

The store already carries some children's items like stuffed animals, decorative plates and mugs.

There also is a baby-naming contest with the winner getting a $30 gift certificate.

Maureen McCrery is from the United Kingdom, but has lived in Texas for nearly 40 years. She said there seems to be a growing fascination with the Royal Family in the U.S. as well.

"People come here to experience it... it's history," she pointed out.

There were also signs of Texans over in London for the Royal arrival.

A photo circulating on Twitter shows a young woman displaying her TCU pride with the Horned Frog symbol during a TV news report.

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