King Charles coronation: How to buy official memorabilia from crockery to tea towels | The Sun

THE NEW collection of memorabilia to mark King Charles' coronation is finally available to be purchased.

To reflect the first male monarch in seven decades, the collection has been made in a “masculine” ultramarine colour for King Charles III's coronation.

How to buy official King Charles coronation memorabilia

King Charles's coronation is on Saturday, May 6, 2023, with millions expected to tune in.

To mark the historic event, memorabilia, souvenirs and collectables have been made.

The Royal Collection Trust (RCT) gifts feature a new specially-commissioned Royal Coat of Arms design set against the backdrop of a “pure” blue colour.

But due to rising inflation leading to the cost-of-living crisis the prices of the collectables have soared compared to Platinum Jubilee less than a year ago.


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Ian Grant, head of product development and buying for RCT, said: "At the very start of the process we wanted to develop a range that was reflective of the King.

"A lot of the ranges that we have produced over the last 30 years have very much reflected a female monarch and so we wanted to develop a range that was a bit more masculine.”

The new Royal Coat of Arms design is supported by a garland of laurel leaves which symbolise peace, as well as oak leaves which signify strength and longevity.

The emblems of the four nations of the United Kingdom – thistle, rose, shamrock and daffodil – are also included.

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A ribbon that represents King Charles and the Queen Consort “working together in harmony”.

Made in factories in Stoke-on-Trent, known as 'The Potteries' for its historical trade, the set includes a coffee mug, a tankard, pillbox, and dessert plate, as well as the most popular teacup and saucer, with many limited editions to follow.

The design also includes a proclamation stating “The Coronation of their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla 6 May 2023”.

It is understood that the RCT’s choice to use Queen Camilla rather than the Queen Consort title is in keeping with Buckingham Palace’s decision to phase out ‘consort’ after the coronation.

But anyone wishing to get their hands on the new Coronation collection will face a significant uptick in pricing, including £10 more than the Platinum Jubilee offerings for a tankard, a side plate and a teacup and saucer.

The whopping price increase was due to the soaring energy and heating costs that the country has faced over the last year, manufacturers claim.

The firing process, which glazes the clay up to a high temperature, lasts for 11 hours and is done overnight.

Mr Grant said that the new collection commemorates a “very important occasion and we wanted to make sure that we celebrated it in the most appropriate way”.

He added: "To try and keep the prices under control we’ve made some changes to the design and the way that we produce things and that’s reflected in the slightly higher price than the Platinum Jubilee collection.

"But had we not made the changes that we made the prices could have potentially been higher than they are."

The RCT works with 12 factories in the Stoke-on-Trent area to produce their commemorative chinaware, meaning that every single piece will have gone through 50 separate “highly-skilled hands”.

The factories cannot be named under Royal household policy, due to the fact that they don’t want companies to trade off the association.

You can order your gifts online, either through the Royal Collection Shop website or the Westminster Abbey Shop website.

Make sure that you do not leave it to the last minute because items can quickly sell out.

The Coronation Crystal Tumbler 

You can buy this glass for £55.00.

The crystal tumblr is hand-cut and engraved with His Majesty's cypher. 

Ideal for whisky or gin and tonic.

The Coronation Tea Towel

This tea towel for the special occasion is £10.95.

The central design is the Royal Coat of Arms supported by a garland of laurel leaves.

At the top is King Charles III's cypher and below the coat of arms is Their Majesties' joint cypher. 

The Coronation Bookmark

This Coronation bookmark costs £3.95.

It is made from a die-cut blue-coloured recycled leather and finished with His Majesty’s cypher in a luxurious gold foil print.

This would make a great gift for those who love to read.

King Charles III Coronation Fine Bone China Trinket Box

This pillbox costs £65.00.

The gold pattern is inspired by the choir screen which separates the nave from the east end of the church.

The intricate detailing in red is inspired by the base of the Coronation chair.

King Charles III Coronation Regalia Tote Bag

This tote costs £19.95.

It features an intricate swirl design with 'King Charles III Coronation' emblazoned on the front.

It also notes the year of the coronation: 2023, which will take place at Westminster Abbey.

The Coronation Limited Edition Champagne Flutes

You can buy these crystal champagne flutes for £150.00.

They are cut in a classic traditional style and are perfect for toasting the Coronation in 2023.

Engraved with His Majesty’s cypher to celebrate the Coronation and presented in a satin-lined box.

Limited edition of 1000.

King Charles III Coronation Fine China Plate

This fine china plate costs £75.00.

Similar to the pill box, the gold pattern is inspired by the choir screen which separates the nave from the east end of the church.

The intricate detailing in red is inspired by the base of the Coronation chair whilst at the centre of the plate are the official royal cypher's of King Charles and Queen Camilla.

The Coronation Tankard

This tankard costs £50.

It features the royal coat of arms supported by a garland of laurel leaves representing peace.

The gold ribbon represents the supportive partnership between The King and Queen.

Unofficial Coronation Merchandise

Shoppers will be able to pick up a number of unofficial products to celebrate the Coronation, with brands such as Ted Baker, Marks and Spencer and Harvey Nichols taking part.

Here's some of our favourites.

Embroidered Coronation Jumper

The perfect jumper to wear on the big day, from none other than legacy British brand, Ted Baker.

  • Embroidered Coronation Jumper, £95 – buy here

Fortnum's Coronation Tea Towel

Fortnum & Mason have a huge range of Coronation products, but their Tea Towel is one of our favourites.

Plus it " features thirteen crowns, a reference to Fortnum & Mason’s service to each of the thirteen monarchs of Great Britain since 1707 – the year of our foundation."

  • Fortnum's Coronation Tea Towel, £12.95 – buy here

Coronation Celebration Hamper with Prosecco

High street fave Marks & Spencer have released a hamper with everything you need to celebrate the Coronation.

There's prosecco, snacks, and even mini Coronation Colins, you can't go wrong.

  • Coronation Celebration Hamper with Prosecco, £120 – buy here


English Sparkling Wine brand Nyetimber have released a special Coronation bottle, which is perfect for celebrating the big day.

And what better to Cheers Charles' big day than with english bubbles.

  • Nyetimber Coronation Limited Edition Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage, £39.50 – buy here

Roberts Radio

Iconic British audio brand, Roberts Radio announces a limited-edition Revival Uno BT in a Union Jack-inspired colourway in celebration of the King’s Coronation.

We're obsessed, it's perfect for brightening up any room and is the the best way to listen to the coverage.

It's available from May 2.

  • Roberts Revival Uno BT Union Jack, £189.99 – buy here

Radley Handbag

Legacy British handbag brand Radley has released a Coronation Collection and it's filled of iconic handbags to celebrate the big day.

We love this Palace Tote – a real collectors item.

  • The Coronation – Palace, £299, Radley – buy here

King Charles Coronation Cupcakes

Treat yourself to some Coronation Cupcakes from Lola's Cupcakes.

They look delicious! They feature "chocolate and vanilla cupcakes topped with chocolate and vanilla buttercream. Decorated with milk chocolate crowns, edible petals, sugar paste royal decorations, edible gold paint, a milk chocolate truffle and gold pearls".

  • King Charles Coronation Cupcakes, from £21.90 – buy here

Coronation Afternoon Tea at Home

Celebrate like royalty with Cutter & Squidge's signature afternoon tea for Coronation day.

It's priced at £29.90 and is the perfect snack for watching the proceedings.

  • Coronation Afternoon Tea at Home, £29.90, Cutter & Squidge – buy here

Coronation Celebration Hamper

Cheese and champagne fit for royalty! What could be better.

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