Not all things go according to plan! Ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, celebrating her 70 years as monarch of the British Commonwealth, many companies have started making merchandise to mark the occasion. But a hilarious Platinum Jubilee typo derailed over 10,000 pieces after they were already created.
The goof apparently came from a Chinese company making decorative plates, mugs, tea sets, and more to celebrate the occasion. Yet a translation error made the products obsolete since they seem to be celebrating the “Platinum Jubbly” instead of jubilee. If you had a chuckle while reading that, you’re not alone! The sets have gone viral as people laugh at the obvious mistake.
Now, a British company took over the sale of the stock, which could seriously grow in value, likely making the manufacturer regret not selling them. “I think the online trader rejected the items pretty much straightaway, but, in hindsight, with the exposure it’s getting, they’re probably wishing they didn’t. Their loss will be someone else’s gain,” said Andy White, who works at Wholesale Clearance UK.
What is Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee?
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrates the 70th anniversary of her becoming queen. It’s an especially big deal because no other British monarch has ever reached this special anniversary. Queen Elizabeth instantly became queen on February 6, 1952, at just 25 years old, after her beloved father, King George VI, died following many years of illness. She and her husband Prince Philip, who died last year, were on a royal tour at the time with their son Prince Charles, who was only three years old at the time.
The only other British monarch to reign nearly as long was Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne in 1837. Queen Elizabeth surpassed Queen Victoria as the longest-serving monarch in 2015. Queen Victoria reached her Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years of reign, before her death less than three years later.
The official nationwide celebrations won’t start until June 2, so we’ll have to wait to see Her Majesty be honored for her record-breaking gem. In the meantime, we’ll enjoy getting a chuckle out of this funny Platinum Jubilee typo!