Queen Elizabeth II: tasteful memorabilia and souvenirs to commemorate her 70 years on the throne

This year saw a host of fine British designers and brands craft memorabilia to celebrate the Queen’s historic reign. Here are the most tasteful, beautiful pieces to help remember our Queen

<p>Queen Elizabeth II: tasteful memorabilia, souvenirs to commemorate</p>

Queen Elizabeth II: tasteful memorabilia, souvenirs to commemorate

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In early summer, the nation joined together to celebrated the historic, remarkable 70 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. It’s a celebration that is now tinged with bitter-sweetness, with the monarch dying a few months later, aged 96.

To mark her seventy years, many of the UK’s finest designers and brands created stunning pieces of memorabilia to mark the occasion.

With the Queen’s passing, these pieces have an added poignancy. Naturally, interest in them has spiked again on the internet - the Royal Mint has instituted an online queue to deal with demand.

As we all know, not all royal memorabilia is created equal, with many cheap and flimsy souvenirs also being produced with the Queen’s ensignia on it.

Here, we’ve looked to reputable and respected brands to curate the most tasteful, elegant pieces of memorabilia to remember and celebrate an historic reign.

An historic reign

Queen Elizabeth II, who died on 8 September 2022 aged 96, sat on the British throne for70 years, making her the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom.

Following her father King George VI’s death on February 6, 1952, she became Queen at the tender age of 25. Her coronation was held at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953.

In her time as Queen, Elizabeth oversaw 15 prime ministers, met with 12 US presidents, five Popes, and the leaders of all other major faiths of the UK.

In 1977, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee - then her Ruby, Golden and Diamond ones in 1991, 2002 and 2012.

Please note: demand for Jubilee Memorabilia is very high, so many items - particularly the Royal Mint Commemorative Coins - have sold out and are in the process of restocking.

The Bradford Exchange Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Masterpiece

The Bradford Exchange Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Masterpiec

A beautiful piece of elegant Heirloom Porcelain crafted to celebrate the Queen’s life.

Nine portraits commemorate auspicious moment’s from her historic reign, including her childhood, coronation, and the first-of-its-kind royal appearance she made on television

The plate has hand-applied hand-applied 22-carat gold accents, embraced with a regal filigree.

Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II (Hardback)

Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II (Hardback)

Written to celebrate the Queen’s historic reign, this biography is celebrated as one of the finest accounts of the Queen’s reign. Bestselling author Robert Hardman explores the full, remarkable life of our longest reigning monarch in this compellingly authoritative yet intimate biography.

Featuring original insights from those who knew her best, as well as exclusive interviews with world leaders.

1965 Queen Elizabeth II Sovereign

1965 Queen Elizabeth II Sovereign