Souvenirs bearing the official Platinum Jubilee emblem went on sale.
The Royal Collection range includes a fine bone china coffee mug for £15, a tea towel for £8.95 and a shopping bag made from recycled plastic bottles, also for £8.95.
Other items include a reusable water bottle for £9.95, a £4.95 keyring, an umbrella for £12.95 and, in the age of a pandemic, a bottle of hand sanitiser. Platinum Jubilee hands for £3.95.
Each features the Jubilee emblem created by Edward Roberts, a 19-year-old graphic design student from Nottinghamshire.
Mr Roberts’ design has been selected as the winning entry in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Emblems competition, organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in conjunction with Buckingham Palace.
A continuous line drawing, it symbolizes the Queen’s long reign, with the purple color reflecting the Queen’s succession dress, worn at her coronation in 1953.
The font used for the lettering is Perpetua, which means “forever” and mimics the font style that appeared on the Order of Coronation Service.
Mr Roberts has also worked with the Royal Collection Trust to design an additional emblem of the UK’s national flowers in the same style as his winning entry.
The continuous line drawing outlines a rose for England, a daffodil for Wales, a thistle for Scotland and a shamrock for Northern Ireland.
Three new products will incorporate this design in the coming weeks: socks made in Wales, priced at £16; an English fine bone china coffee mug made in Stoke-on-Trent and priced at £25; and a box of shortbread biscuits, for £12.95, made in Scotland.
Each will be sold in a limited edition of 2,022 copies in recognition of the historic year of the Queen’s Jubilee.
Mr Roberts visited the potteries in Stoke-on-Trent, where official commemorative porcelain has been made for the Royal Collection Trust for nearly 30 years, to see the work on the items.
He learned how to apply a decal of his design to a fine china cup to prepare it for firing, working on a layer of yellow cover which allows the print to be transferred to the china and burnt off in the process. Cooking.
He said it was nice to see the memorabilia in stores, adding, “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 contemporary design in tune with these modern times.”
Products can be purchased online at https://www.royalcollectionshop.co.uk/and are also sold in Royal Collection Trust stores.
All proceeds from sales go to The Trust, the charity responsible for the care and preservation of the Royal Collection.