Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: The merchandise to shop ahead of the bank holiday weekend



Today, the Queen turns 96 – and this birthday milestone will soon be followed by the four-day Jubilee weekend in June, marking 70 years of Her Majesty on the throne.

Being the longest-serving British monarch in history since 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will be the first royal to reach this landmark – meaning there is much cause for celebration.

The bank holiday weekend will take place between 2-5 June and many among us will be commemorating the occasion with memorabilia and merchandise.

Outside the naff mugs and fridge magnets found in royal tourist shops, there’s a wealth of lovely merch to mark the occasion – from silk scarves and picnic cool bags to fun prints, tea towels and even a Barbie immortalisation.

Souvenirs from the 1953 coronation have since become family heirlooms and if you’re looking for a piece of merch that will be cherished for years to come, we’ve rounded up some of the best bits of memorabilia to shop ahead of the Jubilee.

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(Fortnum & Mason)

Designed by Silken Favour’s creative director Victoria Murdoch for the Platnium Jubilee, this scarf is crafted exclusively for Fortnum & Mason. Made from the smoothest of silk, the brightly colored design depicts wild and mythical creatures, including a unicorn and a lion, alongside bees, crowns, butterflies, roses and more. Bold and beautiful, it’s a luxurious homage to the Queen.

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Queen Elizabeth platinum Jubilee portrait plate: £8.99, Amazon.co.uk

(Amazon)

A lovely (and affordable) souvenir to commemorate the occasion, this ceramic plate boasts a silver finish with a portrait of the Queen serving as the centerpiece. In the portrait, Her Majesty is pictured wearing the State Diadem crown – the most recognizable of crowns as it appears on postage stamps and coins.

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Barbie Signature Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee doll: £57.50, Mattel.com

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Perhaps one of the more unexpected homages, Mattel has unveiled a limited-edition Queen Barbie doll to mark the Platinum Jubilee and celebrate our monarch’s 96th birthday. Fitted with an elegant ivory gown, complete with a blue sash with decorations of order, the royal ensemble is finished with a tiara that is said to be based on Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara – which is the same crown she wore for her wedding to Prince Philip . The Barbie will be available soon in the UK at Amazon, John Lewis, Harrods and more.

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(Eleanor Bowmer)

A fun and contemporary take on royal merchandise, we love the boldness of this Eleanor Bowmer print. The blue “God Save the Queen” typology contrasts with the Union Jack flags set on a bright pink background, helping to create a striking piece of wall art. The print comes unframed and is available in a range of sizes, from A4 to A1.

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(Emma Bridgewater)

Whether a treat to yourself or a commemorative gift to the tea-lover in your life, this Emma Bridgewater caddy is a lovely and traditional souvenir. Part of the homeware brand’s Platinum Jubilee range, the tin design is reminiscent of 20th-century Royal memorabilia – and it’s sure to be a future family heirloom.

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(Fortnum & Mason)

If we’re blessed with the weather, the long bank holiday weekend in June is the perfect time to get together with family and friends for a picnic. Luckily for us, Fortnum & Mason has marked the Jubilee occasion with the launch of a very special picnic cool bag. From scotch eggs, olives, crackers and cheeses to bottles of prosecco and Platinum Jubilee blend tea, it’s a feast fit for a Queen.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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