If you want to raise a glass to Her Majesty on her Platinum Jubilee this year, you will have to be quick.
Official Royal Collection merchandise is already selling out at pace, with a limited edition set of champagne saucers out of stock hours after being advertised to shoppers.
The £120 glasses, engraved with the EIIR cipher and olive branch emblem of the Platinum Jubilee, were sold in pairs, with only 70 available to represent each of the Queen’s years on the throne.
They were the first of the limited edition ranges to be sold online only, selling out on Friday when they were promoted to the Royal Collection Trust’s subscribers.
A limited edition of 1,000 Platinum Jubilee pillbox clocks costing £125 has also sold out, along with a £25 coffee mug, a £40 tankard and £65 teacup and saucer.
There is an online waiting list for a tea towel costing £9.95, “inspired by the purple Robe of Estate worn by The Queen at her Coronation”.
The Platinum Jubilee range is in a deep purple colour, with a coat of arms with the national emblems of the United Kingdom – roses, shamrocks, thistles and daffodils – surrounded by golden olive leaves and ears of wheat to symbolise peace and plenty. Oak leaves signify strength, stability and longevity.
A source said it was not uncommon for special edition products to sell out, but confirmed the jubilee items had been particularly popular since the bulk of the collection was launched in November.
The china is being sold in a batch of 1,000.
Satin-lined gift box
The champagne saucers were commissioned by the Royal Collection, which already sells champagne as well as a variety of gin, port, wine and scotch.
Each pair came in a satin-lined gift box with a numbered certificate to prove authenticity.
Side plates and pewter spoons are still available, as well as smaller items such as magnets, bookmarks and lanyards.
Shopping bags and an umbrella bearing the jubilee emblem will be available soon, perhaps in an abundance of caution following the rainy weather endured by those who turned out for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
All profits from sales of the official chinaware range and commemorative gifts will go to The Royal Collection Trust, a charity which looks after the Royal Collection and stages exhibitions for the public.