Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Memories: Best Memories

Away from teaspoons and commemorative plates, there are a host of products on sale to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June



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The best memories of Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

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Since her accession to the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has put her face on everything: from delicate commemorative teaspoons, to tea towels, to pictures to adorn your walls.

Chances are high if you have an elderly relative who loves the longtime monarch, you’ll have drunk a cup of tea from a mug sold to mark his coronation (or a Charles and Diana mug sold to mark their doomed wedding celebrations, but less than that).

And since this year marks 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II first became queen, there’s understandably a slew of memorabilia being sold to mark the occasion.

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What memorials are there?

Now all you’ll have to do is peek into a tourist shop in just about any city in the UK to find that not all royal souvenirs are created equal. Naff mugs and commemorative plates with poorly rendered images abound, as do downright creepy masks with the royal face on them.

And while a royal teapot or tea towel was all the rage to mark her coronation in the 1950s, thankfully things have come a long way since then.

Don’t waste your money on a set of teaspoons that will be relegated to the cupboard and never deployed – why not invest in a Jubilee Weekend cooler bag instead, filled to the brim with festive goodies?

There are better options for a party product – from gorgeous drinks and silk scarves to books and, of course, commemorative coins. Perfect for the ardent monarchist in your life.

We’ve rounded up some of the best items available to buy right now, so you can mark the occasion and remember this momentous year.

Note: Demand for Jubilee souvenirs is very high, many items, especially Royal Mint commemorative coins, are sold out and are being restocked.

If you have your heart set on a particular item, it’s worth bookmarking this page and checking to see if it’s back in stock.

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Get yourself a piece of history with this special coin, which is the first time the Royal Mint has celebrated a royal event on a British 50 pence coin.

The coin features the Platinum Jubilee commemorative portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, and there is a bold graphic celebration by design agency Osborne Ross on the reverse of the coin.


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Barbie® Queen Elizabeth II Doll

Barbie® Queen Elizabeth II Doll

Out of stock on Mattel’s website, this specially created Barbie has been hugely popular since its release in April 2022.

Currently, there are Queen II Barbies for sale for up to £300 on eBay – it’s a doll you probably wouldn’t want your child to get their hands on, as its value may well rise over time.

There are versions available on Amazon – but beware, some are unofficial.


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Jubilee Corgi Square Ruffle Cushion

Jubilee Corgi Square Ruffle Cushion

Cath Kidston chose to mark the occasion with this hand-drawn print of the Queen’s favorite husband, the corgi, in full dress.

This 100% cotton cushion is plush and comfortable – ideal for all dog lovers looking forward to Jubilee celebrations. If you’re really into the print, they’ve also put on a host of household items, including an apron.


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Union Jack Classic Umbrella – Petrol Blue & Red

Union Jack Classic Umbrella – Petrol Blue & Red

Picture the scene: standing on the mall, in a light drizzle, with a Union Jack umbrella aloft. What could be more British than that?

The umbrella itself is impressive: with a long, easy-to-hold rubber handle, an automatic opening button and a sturdy, wind-resistant canopy.

God save the queen, indeed.


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Silken Favors Jubilee Printed Silk Scarf

Silken Favors Jubilee Printed Silk Scarf

Silk scarves are on the rise – they’ve been seen adorning many Paris Fashion Week attendees, carelessly tied around handbags for an instant touch of glamour.

And as Her Majesty has been spotted wearing a colorful sash to protect her barnet on numerous occasions, this gorgeous Fortnum and Mason silk Jubilee sash is thematically appropriate – as well as on-trend.


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Silk twill scarf LIBERTY Platinum 45 x 45 cm

Silk twill scarf LIBERTY Platinum 45 x 45 cm

Sleek – and, refreshingly, not based on the Union Jack – this Liberty Platinum Jubilee silk scarf will look chic for years to come.

Made from an Italian-made silk twill scarf, this limited-edition scarf features a Queen’s Guard design and a Prince of Wales feather


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Fortnum’s Platinum Jubilee Plate

Fortnum’s Platinum Jubilee Plate

We mentioned above poorly rendered commemorative plaques in tired tourist shops – that’s the notion well done, naturally by Fortnum and Mason.

In fine porcelain, this plate presents the crown, with details in fine gold. It was designed exclusively for Fortnum’s by the Walpole Company. It looks lovely – it’s a plate you could be proud to display.


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The Times Queen Elizabeth II: A portrait of her 70-year reign

The Times Queen Elizabeth II: A portrait of her 70-year reign

Published to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this detailed profile features essays, articles and color images from The Times archives.

It documents the era of Queen Elizabeth, from her time as a young princess to internationally admired head of state.

Swatch watch HOW MAJESTIC

Swatch watch HOW MAJESTIC

We have to admit, one of the most coveted items of 2022 is a Swatch watch – yes, the chunky watches that by no means looked cool in the early 90s.

This Gent watch features 70 gold dots to mark 70 years of the Queen’s reign. In the center is a color-changing calendar wheel that changes the color of the queen’s outfit daily. Adorable.

Currently out of stock, but they plan to restock.


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M&S Platinum Jubilee Cocktail Party Picnic Bag

Cocktail Jubilee Platinum Picnic Bag

Trust Marks and Spencer to know how to prepare us for a perfect long weekend.

In a red, white and blue reusable cooler bag (with handles!), you’ll find cans of G+T, mojito, cosmopolitan, pina colada and bramble, plus limited-edition prosecco and a flower press of elderberry. All that and Union Jack themed napkins and straws sorted as well.

For £50 these are your Jubilee picnic drinks sorted.


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Fortnum & Mason Jubilee Picnic Cooler Bag

Fortnum & Mason Jubilee Picnic Cooler Bag

Of course, if the M&S Jubilee cooler bag isn’t fancy enough for you, Fortnum and Mason have provided the means for an instant top crust celebration.

It’s fabulous: in the special edition cooler bag you will find bottles of Pays d’Oc Rosé and Prosecco NV, Platinum Jubilee Blend tea, Scotch eggs, olives, crackers and cheeses. Finally, Sweet Salted Almonds. Celestial.


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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 1/2 Pint Mug

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 1/2 Pint Mug

Ok, if you just must have a mug to go along with the coronation mug in your collection, this option from Emma Bridgewater is the best fit.

With a suitably majestic unicorn and lion design, it’s sleek and tall – a great choice to mark the occasion.


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Windsor Ribbon Jubilee Suitcase Basket

Windsor Ribbon Jubilee Suitcase Basket

A suitcase rendered in a beautiful Liberty print – Windsor Ribbon – taken from their archives – houses a host of delicious treats for the perfect picnic.

The suitcase will last for years and is, like everything Liberty designs, quite coveted. Contents? We bet it won’t last long: there’s the Liberty Heritage All Butter Shortbread (230g), the Liberty Heritage English Breakfast Tea (45g) and the Selection of 9 Deluxe Chocolate Cakes (550g) .

Oh, and for the traditionalists? It also comes with a Platinum Jubilee Bunting Mug.


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afternoon baked tea basket

afternoon baked tea basket

If you’re into the street parties, in addition to bunting, you’ll need a decent selection of snacking goodies to go with your G&Ts (or regular tea).

Baked In has assembled the perfect basket for the task: a baking kit with all the ingredients you’ll need – plus easy-to-follow instructions – to make three British teatime classics, victoria sponge, scones and whirlwinds of vieness. There’s also luscious lemon curd, raspberry jam and 15 tea bags to complete your offering.

How easy is it to cook? We gave the scone making tests to our 8 year old and she passed it with no problem. Ideal if you want to bring something homemade to the party – but without any stress.


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