Jubilee souvenirs inspired by the Queen’s famous postage stamp portrait on sale

Official Platinum Jubilee souvenirs – inspired by the Queen’s famous profile portrait on a postage stamp – have gone on sale.

The contemporary Royal Collection range includes a tea towel, reusable coffee cup, scrunchie, silk scarf and puzzle, and is based on Arnold Machin’s 1967 clay relief sculpture of the monarch.

The Jubilee tea towel, which costs £9.95 (Royal Collection Trust/HM Queen Elizabeth II 2022/PA)

One of the most reproduced images of all time, the side likeness of Elizabeth II has featured on all UK definitive postage stamps since 1967.

It was a reworking of a design created by Machin for the introduction of decimal coinage, which featured on UK coins from 1968 to 1984.

Items from the new Jubilee range
Items from the new Jubilee range (Royal Collection Trust/HM Queen Elizabeth II 2022/PA)

The range of homewares and accessories feature the Queen’s silhouette repeated in a variety of shades of patriotic red, white and blue.

The tea towel costs £9.95, a recycled leather luggage tag £7.95, a 750 piece puzzle costs £14.95 and the reusable coffee mug £10.95, while a coffee mug bearing the year ‘2022’ costs £20.

The set of fridge magnets with the famous design of Arnold Machin
The set of fridge magnets with the famous design of Arnold Machin (Royal Collection Trust/HM Queen Elizabeth II 2022/PA)

Other items include a luxury silk scarf in blue tones priced at £150, a silk scrunchie for £35, a wooden tea tray priced at £19.95 and a set of four magnets priced at £5.95.

The products, available in the Royal Collection Trust boutiques or on www.rct.uk/shopfollow the Royal Collection Jubilee commemorative porcelain, range of official emblems and Platinum Jubilee English sparkling wine.

The silk scarf, priced at £150
The silk scarf, priced at £150 (Royal Collection Trust/HM Queen Elizabeth II 2022/PA)

Prior to 1967, postage stamps were based on photographs of the Queen taken by Dorothy Wilding.

Twenty-four of Wilding’s portraits will be on display in a special Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession exhibition during Buckingham Palace’s summer opening from July 22 to October 2.

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