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Queen Elizabeth II

New line of commemorative china to mark the life of Queen Elizabeth II revealed

The Royal Collection Trust has released a new line of commemorative china to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s life. 

The Queen’s personal history has been memorialised on a new RCT line. The design features the late Queen’s personal cypher as Princess Elizabeth. The cypher was included on The Queen’s State Hearse used in September. 

In addition, the decorative border that surrounds the cypher is made of the flowers that were used on the bouquets on her coffin during the State Funeral. The bouquets were composed of flowers that had been cut from the grounds of several royal residences and included rosemary, myrtle, roses, and oak leaves. The myrtle was cut from a plant grown from a sprig included in Elizabeth’s 1947 wedding bouquet.  

Given that The Queen’s Green Canopy is one of the lasting legacies of her reign and her Platinum Jubilee, it is fitting to feature these florals. 

The design also includes the four National Emblems of the United Kingdom: the rose for England, the daffodil for Wales, the thistle for Scotland, and the shamrock for Ireland. 

A Shakespearean quote from Hamlet finished off the design, ‘May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest’. A particularly poignant quote, the new King included the quote in his first public address after the death of his mother. 

The six-piece collection features a teacup and saucer set, a tankard, a pillbox, and a mug that are made by hand in Stoke-on-Trent, as well as a candle made in Hampshire, and a tea towel made in Northern Ireland. 

The items can purchased from Royal Collection Trust shops at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, or from

At the time of writing the teacup and saucer and the tankard are both out of stock. 

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