Land mines featuring the faces of members of the Royal Family, including Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have lead to a furious outburst from Earl Spencer - branding them "the final insult" to his dead sister Diana.
Russian arms manufacturer, Rosoboronexport, clinched the deal to produce the official land mines of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The land mines contain 130 grammes of plastic explosive inside a ceramic and plastic shell decorated with the Royal Crest and photos of various members of the Royal family. Each land mine is supplied in a special case containing mine, shovel and a highly-collectable special edition bronze medallion.
The company believes they can significantly increase sales of their products to Commonwealth countries because of the Royal seal of approval. Prince Charles has already taken delivery of an order for 500 which it is claimed he has hidden around the grounds at Sandringham.
However, Rosoboronexport now have to compete against rival manufacturer Bazalt who have secured the official sponsorship rights to sell the 2012 Olympics Land Mine, which can launch up to 2 feet in the air before exploding, releasing shards of twisted metal and leaflets offering sign-up for the paralympic games.