Royal Collection Trust release platinum jubilee commemorative gifts including £95 Christmas bauble

Ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum Jubilee next year, the Royal Collection Trust has released a series of commemorative Christmas memorabilia.

Mark the season with something fit for a royal with a gift from the selection curated and given the stamp of approval by Buckingham Palace.

The purple colour scheme of the range has taken inspiration from Her Majesty's Robe of Estate which was worn on her Coronation Day on June 2 1953.

The main imagery features a coat of arms with the national emblems of the UK, consisting of roses, shamrocks, thistles and daffodils.

The design also features olive, wheat and leaves which have been said to symbolise peace and abundance.

There is also a circular border of oak leaves which is an emblem of strength, stability and longevity to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Prices range from £150 for a bone china plate, £65 for a teacup and saucer to £2.95 for a mini tube of Scottish shortbread biscuits.

Each piece has been handmade and fired in a special kiln in Staffordshire and the designs are finished in 22 carat gold.

Our pick of the range is the handmade porcelain Christmas bauble which would make the perfect gift to be passed down through families for generations to come.

The collection is available online and also will be sold in Royal Collection Trust shops at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and on Buckingham Palace Road, and at Royal Collection Trust shops at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

This Christmas will be the Queen's first without her husband Prince Phillip following his death in May after 73 years of marriage.

Last year, the Queen and Philip spent what would be the Duke's final Christmas together at Windsor Castle, where the couple had spent most of the pandemic.

Traditionally, the Royals spend Christmas at the Palace on their Sandringham estate since their first there in 1988.

The Royal Family usually visits St Mary Magdalene on Christmas Day morning for a special church service.

It’s hoped that this year the Queen will feel well enough to take the short helicopter ride to Norfolk after she suffering poor health last month.

The 95 year old was advised to cancel planned trips to Northern Ireland as well as Scotland, and instead has been resting at Windsor Castle.

However, last week she did make the journey to spend a few nights on the Sandringham Estate and was reported to have enjoyed her time there.

A royal source told The Mirror: "The Queen was delighted to have been able to make the trip to Sandringham, which she had been planning for some time.

"Her doctors cleared her for the short helicopter flight, on the agreed understanding she would continue to rest."

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