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Royal Family’s ‘biggest Fans’ Have A Home Filled With Over 10,000 Pieces Of Memorabilia

Their home is practically a museum!

These days, it seems like absolutely everyone is crazy about the British royal family. People can’t seem to get enough of Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry, his fiancée Meghan Markle and the rest of the gang.

However, there is one couple who may be more devoted to the royals than everyone else: Australians Jan and David Hugo have amassed more than 10,000 pieces of royal memorabilia over the past 37 years, effectively turning their New South Wales home into a museum.

Their obsession started back in 1981, when Prince Charles and Princess Diana became engaged. The collection started with a commemorative coin and then grew — massively. In addition to a baby doll replica of Prince George, rubber masks of Diana’s face, books, spoons, statues, cups, plates, thimbles and stuffed corgis, the couple has commemorative teapots dating back to Queen Victoria’s reign.

Watch Jan Hugo show off their impressive collection in the video below:

Jan said that she doesn’t quite know why she became so enamored with the royals, but once she started collecting, she couldn’t stop. The couple welcomes all donations to add to their collection, which is spread across four rooms in their home.

Jan also joked in the video about Harry and Markle’s upcoming wedding on May 19.

“I have not received my invitation to the wedding yet,” she kidded. “I keep checking the letter box, and it’s not there. So Prince Harry, if you’re watching, please remember me.”

Jan also had some predictions about the heir to the throne, and said she believes that major changes will be on the way once Prince Williams is at the helm.

“I think Wills and Kate are a little bit more modern,” she told Express back in 2014.  “Diana did try to modernize the monarchy a bit, but I think William and Kate will make a big difference. I think everything will really change, especially when William becomes king.”