Official memorabilia to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee went on sale today.
Mugs, tea towels – and, in a sign of the times, even hand sanitiser – are among the items that can now be purchased from the Royal Collection Trust.
Bearing the official Platinum Jubilee emblem, which was designed by 19-year-old graphic design student Edward Roberts from Nottinghamshire, the commemorative products are sold online via the Royal Household website and in Royal Collection Trust shops which can be found at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The new range, which also includes a water bottle, socks, key rings, bags, biscuits, umbrella, bookmark and stationery sets, ranges from just over £3 for sanitizer for hands at £15 and £25 for bone china. cups.
The release is among a number of commemorative items and memorabilia being produced ahead of June celebrations and the four-day Platinum Jubilee weekend.
Others include the Platinum Jubilee English Sparkling Wine, which launched in February, and a range of commemorative porcelain released late last year – although much of this is currently still sold online after to have been so popular with royal fans and collectors.
The design of the latest products is a continuous line drawing, symbolizing Her Majesty’s long reign, while the shade of purple mirrors that of Her Majesty’s Estate Robe, worn at the Coronation in 1953.
The font used for the lettering is ‘Perpetua’ meaning ‘Forever’ and mimics the style of font that appeared on Her Majesty’s Coronation Order of Service in 1953.
Reflecting on his new design which is now part of the latest memorabilia range, Edward said, “With the new design I wanted to create a set of products that stayed true to and worked well with the emblem design. Like my original submission, the flowers are part of a continuous line, capturing the delicate nature of these national symbols. I wanted to create a design that was contemporary and in tune with these modern times.
“To have these products in Royal Collection Trust stores and well received by the public is great to see.”
All profits from sales of official Platinum Jubilee commemorative items go to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity, for the care and preservation of the Royal Collection, and for work relating to exhibitions, publications, loans and educational programs. To view the collection and purchase, click here.