Official Coronation souvenirs launched – with sustainability key to their creation – Royal Central

Official souvenirs for the Coronation are now available – and they’ve been made with sustainability in mind.

A range of china and textiles has been launched by the Royal Collection Trust and environmental issues have been key to their production.

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The china has all been made in the UK with some innovative techniques, including changing the design of the handles on the cups and mugs so that they need fewer firings in a kiln, cutting the resources needed. The tea caddy containing a special Coronation tea blend has been created using solar power.

At the heart of the design of the new pieces is a Royal Coat of Arms, surrounded by laurel leaves for peace. The floral emblems of the four countries of the United Kingdom also feature heavily with the rose for England, the thistle for Scotland, the daffodil for Wales and the shamrock for Northern Ireland. The decorative border on the pieces includes oak leaves to signify strength and longevity.

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The cypher of King Charles III is also included in the design.

Among the souvenirs is a mug (£30), a cup and saucer (£75), a plate (£50) and a tea towel (£10.95).

Each part of the UK has been included in production of the range. The tea towels were printed in Northern Ireland while Coronation socks have been made in Wales. A bookmark made of recycled leather has been created in Scotland while the commemorative china has been fired in Stoke-on-Trent in England.

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The souvenir pieces are on sale on the Royal Collection Trust website and in gift shops at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, Holyroodhouse Palace and Windsor Castle.

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