Britain’s Queen Elizabeth ‘pleased’ with commemorative china set

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is “very pleased” with the set of commemorative china released to mark her 90th birthday.
The 89-year-old royal – who reaches the milestone this year – has given her personal approval of the collection of fine bone china pieces.
Ian Grant of the Royal Collection Trust, who made the pieces, said: “Whenever we develop any range of commemorative china we always show it to that member of the royal family before it goes into production because it’s very personal.
“They have made comments in the past. It’s very, very rare that they say, ‘No, we don’t like that.’ When we have received comments, we have always acted on them. The Queen was very pleased.”
Every detail is thought out with the pieces decorated with flowers – specifically forget-me-nots and cornflowers, which bloom in April and June respectively, the months of the Queen’s actual and official birthdays.
The cups, saucers and plates are also finished off with 22-carat gold detailing.
Meanwhile, one particularly stand-out piece features a quote from the Queen herself, which she made when she was just 21-years-old.
It reads: “I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service.”
The collection goes on sale today (29.02.16) and prices start at £25.