Buckingham Palace and the Queen’s corgis have been given a delicious makeover as a team of jelly artists create some tasty edible treats as part of The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.
Pimm’s have created the jellies for The Queen’s Patron Lunch which will be held this Sunday.
A team of three artists spent 200 hours creating the one-metre long x 15 cm deep x 20cm high wobbly replica of the Queen’s London residence, which weighs an astonishing 35kg and made using Pimm’s No.1 Cup and Champagne.Speaking of the creation, lead sculptor Tim Simpson said: “Buckingham Palace is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world and the balcony has hosted some of the nation’s favourite moments, so the pressure was on. We’re delighted with how it turned out – here’s to another great occasion.”
Pimm’s is one of the official partners of the Patron’s Lunch and expects to serve 30,000 glasses of Pimm’s on The Mall, St James’s Park and Green Park. Some of their No.1 Cup and lemonade will also be packed into the specially designed lunch hampers on The Mall.Pimm’s Brand Manager Joanna Segesser said: “We are honoured to be the official tipple of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at The Patron’s Lunch, and pay tribute to her extraordinary contribution to community and country. Pimm’s is proud to have been an integral part of Great British celebrations since the 1840s and we encourage the public to celebrate this weekend with their own street party and have a go at making their own Pimm’s Royale jelly!”
The weekend of official birthday events will get underway on Friday 10 June with a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral. The congregation will be made up of invited guests only, but the service will be televised and is expected to see senior members of the royal family take part. The date also marks the Duke of Edinburgh’s 95th birthday, but he has previously specified that he does not want any public celebration.Saturday 11 June will then see the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony take place on Horse Guards Parade in London. Otherwise know as The Queen’s Birthday Parade, it is an opportunity for The Queen to review soldiers in the Household Division and Her Majesty and other members of the Royal family will travel to and from Buckingham Palace in carriages. The family will then appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at 1pm to watch a fly-past.
But you don’t have to be in London to celebrate the special occasion as people all across the country are being encouraged to take part in the celebrations.
Visit http://www.thepatronslunch.com/howto to find out how you can get involved.