Where to buy Queen's Platinum Jubilee memorabilia for your home
Looking for some royal gifts and decor to commemorate the Queen's landmark jubilee? Read on for ideas!
Earlier this year, Queen Elizabeth II became the only British monarch to reach the 70-year milestone, having acceded to the throne on on 6 February 1952 upon the death of her father, George VI. However, public commemorations will be centred around the anniversary of her coronation, which took place several months later, on 2 June.
And when it comes to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations on the horizon this summer, we've got so much to look forward to - street parties, beacons lit around the country, a very special Trooping the Colour and, of course, that much-anticipated extra long bank holiday weekend.
If you're thinking of marking this landmark event in the nation's history with a piece of royal memorabilia, you've come to the right place! We've searched out the best destinations to buy jubilee-themed homeware and gifts ahead of the big weekend.
Whether you're a walking encyclopaedia of royal family trivia or a history buff looking to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event, read on for truly majestic memorabilia - perfect for your home or as a gift for a royal-obsessed friend!
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Where to buy Queen's Platinum Jubilee memorabilia
As a symbol of Britain for shoppers all over the world, it's no surprise that legendary London department store Harrods has already released a range of tasteful tributes to the Queen.
The items include mugs, coasters and even a tasselled coronation-themed cushion, but we're partial to the dainty bone china tea-cup pictured above, so you can toast Her Majesty with the quintessential British beverage. A
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We knew Emma Bridgewater would come up trumps when it came to marking the Queen's jubilee, and the company has already released several commemorative items, like this tin tray (above) that's just perfect for serving up cakes or biscuits at your street party.
They've gone one step further, too, taking part in the Queen's Green Canopy (QGC), a year-long initiative to plant trees and create green spaces in schools and deprived urban areas. For every purchase of a OGC mug (above), £5 will go towards funding the project.
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If the Queen's Green Canopy project is the part of the jubilee celebrations which really speaks to you, John Lewis is the place to go! The retailer stocks a wide range of Green Canopy merchandise made by the scheme's official partner, ethical manufacturer Bags of Ethics, with homeware ranging from cake tins to tea towels to this sophisticated wine cooler, pictured above. Part of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the charity.
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Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason has been an iconic presence on London's Piccadilly since 1707, and its royal links go all the way back to its founder, William Fortnum, a footman on Queen Anne's staff who got his start selling half-used candles from the palace.
The department store is marking the royal jubilee with themed items including a brand new loose leaf tea blend in honour of the occasion, in a sumptuous tin caddy.
And for a real investment piece, take a look at this stunning silk scarf, with motifs inspired by royalty and by Fortnum & Mason's own history, set against a backdrop of the store's trademark Eau de Nil blue.
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For homeware with that personal touch, look no further than Etsy, which connects shoppers with independent makers. So if you're looking for options beyond the traditional commemorative china plates, Etsy is the place to go.
Here you'll find a wealth of creative ideas to mark the Queen's platinum jubilee, from bunting and decorations for your local street party to stylish keepsakes for your home, like the cushions and tea towels pictured from Leeds-based textile designer Sandie Burton.