The Royal Collection Trust have announced that a range of china celebrating the Queen‘s birthday this year has gone on sale. The monarch will turn 95 on April 21 this year, extending her record as the longest-reigning British sovereign by another year. All profits from the chinaware range and commemorative items will go to the registered charity for the “care and conservation of the Royal Collection”.
The range includes a mug, pillbox, tankard, side plate and teacup and saucer.
The complementary traditional items also include a corgi hanging decoration, a tea caddy and cotton tea towels that are printed in Northern Ireland.
Shortbread being sold is made in Scotland, rose and almond biscuits are made in Lancashire and sweets are made in Sheffield.
Items range in price from just over £5 to almost £70.
The Royal Collection Trust also provided descriptions of the chinaware.
On their website they wrote: “The central feature of the design is the Royal coat of arms above a garland of roses, shamrocks and thistles, the National Emblems of the United Kingdom, surrounded by pink roses.
“The design was inspired by the pink roses growing in the East Terrace Garden at Windsor Castle which bloom in June, the month of The Queen’s official birthday.
“The delicate border designs follow a l’oeil-de-perdrix or partridge-eye pattern, inspired by the decoration of Sèvres porcelain in the Royal Collection.”
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