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THE QUEEN has sparked a shopping frenzy with one Jubilee item selling out seconds after going live. A new range of commemorative items to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee were released via the official Royal Collection website – and lucky royal watchers have managed to snap up some of the most coveted pieces from the range. A limited-edition set of champagne saucers were out of stock just moments after being advertised to shoppers.



Those looking to raise these particular glasses to the Queen’s historic reign would’ve had to be quick, as they were only 70 available – the same number of years the Queen has held her position for. The coveted glasses, sold in pairs, cost £120 and are engraved with the EIIR cypher and olive branch emblem of the Platinum Jubilee.



The item marked the first of the limited edition collection to sell out online on Friday – being snapped up immediately. The collection was promoted to the Royal Collection Trust’s subscribers. Royal fans have also been quick to snap up other coveted items to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. A set of commemorative china which takes inspiration from Her Majesty’s coronation robe also seems to be in demand.



The Robe of Estate was worn by the Queen as she processed out of Westminster Abbey on her Coronation Day in 1953.
The Platinum Jubilee range is deep purple in colour, it features the same gold wheat ears and olive branches that bordered the velvet robe, symbolising peace and prosperity.



This was chosen by the Royal Collection Trust due to it being a recognisable motif of the Queen’s Coronation, an event many will be reflecting upon during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations next year. A £9.95 tea towel inspired by the purple Robe of Estate worn by Her Majesty at her Coronation is in high demand.


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Many royal fans have signed up to a waiting list in hopes of getting their hands on it. While a £25 coffee mug, £40 tankard and a £65 teacup and saucer are out of stock. In addition, 1,000 limited edition Platinum Jubilee pillbox clocks costing £125 sold out.



A source said it was not uncommon for special edition products to sell out, but confirmed the Jubilee range had been particularly popular with royal fans after the bulk of the collection was launched in November.The china from the collection is being sold in a batch of 1,000.



The coveted champagne saucers were commissioned by the Royal Collection, which coincides with their existing wares of champagne as well as a variety of gin, port, wine and scotch. The sought after pair will arrive at the lucky shoppers’ homes in a satin-lined gift box with a numbered certificate to prove authenticity.



If you missed out on nabbing your own set, other items to commemorate the Queen’s reign are available, including side plates and pewter spoons. More budget-friendly options including magnets, bookmarks and lanyards are also available.Royal fans can also get their hands on shopping bags and an umbrella bearing the jubilee emblem when they become available.



The profits from the sales of the official chinaware range and commemorative gifts will go to The Royal Collection Trust, a charity that looks after the Royal Collection and stages exhibitions for the public. Celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee will kick off from February 6, the date she ascended to the throne following her late father’s death.



Throughout the course of the year, members of the Royal Family will travel up and down the county and the Commonwealth to mark the occasion.


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