Party Pieces' ring toss game
Party Pieces' ring toss game Party Pieces

The accessories business run by the parents of Kate and Pippa Middleton has been cleared of breaching advertising rules around the Olympics games.

Lawyers representing games organiser Locog investigated the Middletons' Party Pieces website after being alerted by journalists over a range entitled "Celebrating the Games".

The range includes products such as 2012 novelty glasses, a ring toss game bearing the colours of the Olympic rings, and plates bearing the legend "I Love London".

Locog, working in tandem with the Olympics Delivery Authority (ODA), has threatened to impose £20,000 fines on retailers found to be using key words and phrases reserved by official Olympics sponsors.

Locog's lawyers concluded that Party Pieces had not used any of the words on Locog's banned list, which includes "gold", "silver" and "bronze".

Locog said: "There are no infringements and the products are fine" although the Middletons would have to make "minor changes to some [advertising] copy".

There was no comment from the Duchess of Cambridge or the royal family.