Bloopers and blunders haven’t stopped these royal mementoes selling like hot cakes

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Thousands of items commemorating Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee were rejected due to a spelling error. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/ Getty Images/ Wholesale Clearance UK)
Thousands of items commemorating Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee were rejected due to a spelling error. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/ Getty Images/ Wholesale Clearance UK)

Royal occasions and souvenirs go together like tea and cucumber sandwiches – so it stands to reason this year will be marked with mementoes to commemorate an extraordinary achievement: Queen Elizabeth’s unprecedented 70 years on the throne.

Her Majesty’s official ascension occurred on 6 February 1952, the day her beloved father died, but a right royal line up of festivities has been planned for June when the British weather will – hopefully – be a bit brighter.

But that doesn’t mean companies are waiting until then to make hay out of the hype. Take a manufacturer from China, for instance, which produced more than 10 000 commemorative mugs, tea sets and plates to honour the queen’s platinum jubilee.

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