Brits set to spend millions on Platinum Jubilee merchandise

5/27/2022 6:01:00 PM

As the Queen's Platinum Jubilee approaches, memorabilia and flags are flying off the shelves.

As the Queen's Platinum Jubilee approaches, memorabilia and flags are flying off the shelves.

As the Queen's Platinum Jubilee approaches, memorabilia and flags are flying off the shelves.

From street parties to collectables, the nation is set spend millions on royal memorabilia to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.At fine china factory Halycon Days in Stoke-on-Trent, extra staff have been brought in to fulfil exclusive orders.

Much of the firm's commemorative merchandise will be reserved for serious collectors.Plates gilded with oils mixed with 22 carat gold cost £150. The cheapest item, a mug, comes in at £29. The most expensive collectable, a music box, costs £1950.

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Her Majesty's 70-year reign is being marked with a four day weekend, and there is a plethora of merchandise on offer. For British businesses the jubilee is providing a much needed boost. It features 250 performers dancing around a six-metre-high four-tiered wedding cake as it travels the route of the platinum jubilee pageant on Sunday June 5. At fine china factory Halycon Days in Stoke-on-Trent, extra staff have been brought in to fulfil exclusive orders. You can unsubscribe at any time. The company holds three warrants to supply royal households. He said: “I’m proud to be British, I’m proud of our identity. It is among just 14 firms globally to hold all three Royal Warrants, by appointment to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales. However, in order to continue being a counsellor, Prince Harry had to be “domiciled” in the UK.

Much of the firm's commemorative merchandise will be reserved for serious collectors. Despite the challenges that we all face, there is something special about London bringing people together. Related articles BBC blasted as Nick Robinson forced to apologise A Government map of street parties shows there are at least 2,579 events due to take place as the country marks the Queen's historic, 70 year-long reign. Image caption, Decorative gilded plates weigh in at £150 Plates gilded with oils mixed with 22 carat gold cost £150. The cheapest item, a mug, comes in at £29.” To prepare for the performance Mr Chhabra and his team dug into the royal archives at Windsor and learned about the actual wedding cake made for the 1947 marriage of the then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. The most expensive collectable, a music box, costs £1950. It warned the parties"could cause havoc for drivers". But despite the prices, the firm says that some items are selling out before they even hit the shelves.

"Demand has been incredible," says the Halycon Days chief executive Pamela Harper. "We launched two collections which sold out immediately. "Drivers should make sure they are road trip ready by thoroughly checking their vehicle before setting off, and preparing themselves in case a breakdown does happen." More importantly, this is a chance to help keep a fading art alive, adds Pamela. "Part of our interest in this is making sure these skills that we have here in the UK do not die," she says. Image source, Image caption, Pamela Harper said she had 'never been more nervous' showing the Queen souvenir chinaware The collection was taken to Windsor Castle to see if it would meet the Queen's approval.

"I've never been more nervous in my life," says Pamela. When asked if it were likely the Queen may take her tea in a cup made by the company, Pamela said, "I would very much hope that on occasion she would be using something made in England, from Stoke-on-Trent." The UK could spend about £408m on the Platinum Jubilee, with £281.5m going on souvenirs memorabilia and gifts, according to the Centre for Retail Research. Image caption, Flying Colours Flagmakers boss Andy Ormrod says the firm can't keep up with jubilee orders For those planning street parties - or in fact a party of any kind - flags and bunting are usually a must.

At Flying Colours Flagmakers, a family business in Knaresborough, near Harrogate, they simply can't keep up with orders. Jubilee merchandise is currently contributing to 40% of the business. The company makes flags for the royal household as well as for TV shows including The Crown and Peaky Blinders. Owner Andy Ormrod says: "We can't keep it together at the moment. There's so many orders coming in from the internet, people are ringing, there's everything coming in.

" About 85 kilometres of bunting tape has been whizzed through the firm's machines, with staff working around the clock. Image caption, Social historian Robert Opie says "throw away" items have historical value But once the party is over is it a case of red, white and binned? Social historian Robert Opie, who is showcasing 200 years of royal souvenirs at the Museum of Brands in London, says the exhibition is all about looking back at those exclusive buys years on. "It's a consumer world we live in, a throw away history we seem to chuck out in our bins, but the history is actually among those very items," he says. More on this story .