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Official china to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Release date: Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Chinaware to mark the 70th anniversary of the marriage of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh

Chinaware to mark the 70th anniversary of the marriage of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh ©

Royal Collection Trust has designed and produced an exclusive range of chinaware to mark the 70th anniversary of the marriage of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, which took place on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey, London.

The official commemorative range includes a pillbox (£35.00), tankard (£39.00) and a  set of limited-editions, comprising an oval pillbox (£95.00), a tray (£145.00) and a loving cup (£195.00). Each piece is presented in a gift box designed especially for the occasion. The income from every purchase contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity.

The decoration of the Wedding Anniversary chinaware, incorporating the entwined monograms of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, is inspired by the Chairs of Estate in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace. The double knot motif is taken from the ceiling of the Garter Throne Room at Windsor Castle, the weekend residence of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, and  the symbol of the rose can be seen on the throne canopy of the room.

All Royal Collection Trust china is hand-produced in Stoke-on-Trent by the potteries that made the official commemorative chinaware marking Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the 60th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation in 2013 and the occasion of The Queen becoming the longest-reigning British monarch in 2015.  The methods of production have remained unchanged for 250 years.  

The official Wedding Anniversary range is available from 13 November 2017, online at www.royalcollection.org.uk/shop and in Royal Collection Trust shops at The Queen's Gallery and the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, on Buckingham Palace Road, and at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


Notes to Editors

Royal Collection Trust, a department of the Royal Household, is responsible for the care of the Royal Collection and manages the public opening of the official residences of The Queen.  Income generated from admissions and from associated commercial activities contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational programmes. Royal Collection Trust’s work is undertaken without public funding of any kind.

www.royalcollection.org.uk

For further information, samples and photographs, please contact the Royal Collection Trust Press Office, +44 (0)20 7839 1377, [email protected]

A selection of images is also available from www.picselect.com.

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