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Queen Jubilee Blog

May 2022

This year, 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. Get involved in celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign in the run up to the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend which takes place from 2nd to 5th June. The UK has a long history of organised street parties to celebrate national events. Why not organise one for your neighbours for the Platinum Jubilee? You’re welcome to host parties right across the bank holiday weekend, or as part of The Big Jubilee Lunch. There are lots of ways you can take part in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, whether you are a local authority, school, business, community group, or want to get involved yourself. Find out more @ Join the Platinum Jubilee conversation by sharing your events, activities, tributes and creativity using the hashtags #PlatinumJubilee and #HM70 and tagging @DCMS on Twitter or @dcmsgovuk on Instagram and Facebook. Here’s some Jubilee inspired buys from our fantastic Forge retailers, curated by @JosieSmithMedia 

ASDA Extra Large Navy Floor Cushion @ £39.00

This cushion makes for a great piece of party furniture, whether you’re celebrating indoors or outdoors this summer. Guests will love to sink into this super comfortable navy, polyester cushion. (H10 x W140 x D100cm. Made with outdoor grade polyester for durability & comfort.)

QUIZ Blue Half Sleeve Midi Dress WAS £34.99 NOW £24.49

This royal blue, half sleeve, midi length, round neck dress is perfect for any more dressy/formal Jubilee celebrations. It measures approx.105cm in length. (Model Height: 5′ 9. Model wears UK 8.) It would also be a lovely vibrant option for a summer wedding.

JD SPORTS Reebok club c 85 shoes @ £70.00

As close to the 1985 original as you can get! These men’s Reebok Club C 85 shoes give you all the vintage vibes you want: A clean, minimalist design with a supple premium full-grain leather upper. Logos pulled from the archives, complete with the Union Jack! Retro style for the win. (100% Leather. Product Code: 16259386)

THE WORKS STORES The Times Queen Elizabeth II: A portrait of her 70-year reign @ £14.00

The ideal gift for royal fans. This is the story of a life dedicated to public service, reported by The Times as it unfolded. From her time as a young princess to that as an internationally admired head of state, Queen Elizabeth has always fascinated and intrigued. Discover insights and memories, and see a changing society reflected in reporting from throughout the 70-year reign of Britain’s longest serving monarch. Writers from The Times and leading royal historians – among them Ben Macintyre, Kate Williams, and Hugo Vickers – salute her achievements and offer insights into what lies behind the public façade of the Crown. (Hardback book. Dimensions: 23.6 x 19.51 x 2.54cm)

THE FRAGRANCE SHOP Vera Wang Princess Eau De Toilette 30ml Spray @ £18.00

Inspired by a modern-day princess, this Vera Wang scent is an exotic fruity, floral bouquet teased with vanilla and an unexpected twist of pink guava. The gold crown cap contains a hidden treasure: a keepsake gold band studded with tiny amethyst-coloured crystals. A perfect gift for a princess near you!

PRIMARK Faux Suede Pumps @ £4.00

These classic pumps wouldn’t look out of place in Kate Middleton’s wardrobe. These pretty, faux suede shoes are a classic pair of pumps to take you from the office right through to Sunday brunch. Featuring a flat sole and faux suede material, these slip-on pumps go with absolutely any outfit, from jeans and a tee to a midi skirt and blouse.

THE WORKS STORES Red White & Blue Balloon Arch @ £6.00

This fun and stylish red, white, and blue balloon arch garland will make a fantastic decoration at any Jubilee event. Featuring 40 red, white, and blue balloons which will require inflation and assembling – no helium is required and full instructions are provided. Includes: 40 x assorted latex balloons, 2.43m plastic hanging strip. (Balloon sizes include: 15 x 12cm, 15 x 23cm, 10 x 30cm.)

PRIMARK Short Sleeve Vertical Stripe Shirt @ £9.00

Whether you’re walking to the beach bar, or strolling along to a Jubilee BBQ, this stylish shirt will take you places!

BON MARCHE Woven Front Trailing Floral T-Shirt @ £12.00

Add a floral accent to casual summer outfits with this eye-catching tee. Printed with a bright trailing floral print, with a round neckline and short sleeves, it’s perfect for the warmer months. Complete the look with your favourite jeans or lightweight tapered trousers (Length: 67cm. Material: Front: 100% Polyester. Back: 97% Viscose, 3% Elastane. Product Care: Machine Washable. Product Code: 9002370)