Thousands of Queen Platinum Jubilee memorabilia flagged with typos
Posted On February 3, 2022
A Chinese manufacturer producing souvenirs ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has run into a problem with a hilarious typo.
More than 10,000 glasses, bowls and plates produced to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the monarch’s reign have been incorrectly marked, and could be costly.
Beneath a photo of the Queen were the words: “The Platinum Jubbly.”
The Chinese manufacturer behind them did not catch the error during production.
Wholesale Clearance UK, which gets rid of unwanted stock, has picked up the collection.
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“It’s kind of fun,” spokesman Andy White said.
“I think the online merchant rejected the items almost immediately, but in hindsight, with the exposure they’re getting, they probably wish they hadn’t.
“Your loss will be someone else’s gain.”
Given the interest in the parts, the website suggests there could be a potential profit margin of 900 percent.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be a milestone celebrated across the UK in honor of a monarch who has left an indelible mark on the life of the nation.
Spanning a period from post-war Britain when rationing was still in place, to a world of virtual currencies, self-driving cars and pandemics, the Queen’s time as head of state is forever intertwined with the country’s history.
The queen was 25 years old when her world changed irrevocably on February 6, 1952, the day her father, King George VI, died and she became head of state, almost 70 years ago.
Now 95, the queen has seen 14 prime ministers come and go, from the first, World War II leader Sir Winston Churchill, to the current prime minister, Boris Johnson.
The Queen’s unique position and the length of her reign led royal author Penny Junor to say that she believed “we may never see her like this again”.
The monarch and her family will feel deeply the loss of the Queen’s beloved husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, during this momentous year, especially as the Platinum Jubilee celebrations take place over an extended bank holiday weekend in June.
But it threatens to overshadow events in the Duke of York’s civil sexual assault trial scheduled for the fall in the United States, with every legal development in the run-up to the hearing likely to generate negative headlines.
Andrew has denied all allegations.
Junor described how the Queen, arguably one of the most recognizable people in the world, has earned the esteem and admiration of many for her decades of service to the nation.
“She has been extraordinary at the helm and has been loved and respected around the world. And I would say that she has left the throne in a very healthy state for her heirs,” the author said.
She added: “I think we may never see her like this again in terms of the length of the reign and the enormous change that has occurred in both society and technology while she has been on the throne.
“The change has been absolutely phenomenal and I think his great skill has been to gradually update the monarchy.”
There are now three generations of future monarchs, his son the Prince of Wales, his grandson the Duke of Cambridge and his great-grandson Prince George.
The extended four-day Platinum Jubilee weekend will kick off on June 2 with Trooping the Color, which will be held in its entirety for the first time since the pandemic. A service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral the following day.
Other highlights include a day at the races for the Queen and her family who will fill the royal box for the Derby, which takes place on Epsom Downs on Saturday, and a star-studded concert from the Palace later that day. from Buckingham.
Communities from across the country will sit together for the Grand Jubilee Luncheon on Sunday, the last day of the bank holiday weekend, and the Platinum Jubilee Contest will also be held in the capital with over 5,000 people from across the UK. Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
Commenting on Philip, who died in April last year, a few months before his 100th birthday, Junor said: “I think it will be sad for the Queen not to have him by her side, but he hadn’t been by her side since. he retired in 2017.
“On a personal level, I’m sure she still misses him terribly and there’s a big void in her life, but in terms of work I think she’s fine and she has the support of her children and in-laws.”