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Announcing the Winner of the Majestic Love Birds Pair

Royal Crown Derby are delighted to announce after much deliberation in receiving so many wonderful love stories, that Claire Whyte is the winner of the Majestic Love Birds Pair with her truly stunning war-time love story.

Please take a look below at their epic war-time love story.  

Winning Story - Royal Crown Derby

'On January 10th, 1942, newlyweds Archie and Joan Oakden walked from their wedding in Barrow-Upon-Trent, Derbyshire, England as German bombs were falling. It must have been a frightening experience, but they enjoyed the reception and went on in life to have 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. I am one of their grandchildren. They were married 73 years but sadly, Grandad passed away nearly 3 years ago. I live in Ireland and visit my Grandma when I can, but every Sunday at 11 am I call her. She often talks about Grandad, how much she misses his company, and how she has nothing special from him to treasure, only memories. All her working life, my Grandma has collected a beautiful array of Royal Crown Derby china. Earlier this Summer, I arranged a factory tour and afternoon tea at the Royal Crown Derby Visitors Centre, Derby, England with her. We saw the Majestic Love Birds Pair being made and learned the Royal love story behind these pieces. It made her day.

So, my love story is of and for my wonderful grandparents, but also of me and my Grandma. My mum passed away when I was young, and I treasure our calls, conversation and the advice she still gives me at 93 years old. ' Claire Whyte - Winner of the Majestic Love Birds Pair 

Queen's Platinum Wedding Anniversary Commemorative Collection - Royal Crown Derby

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary, Royal Crown Derby have launched the Queen’s Platinum Wedding Anniversary Commemorative Collection featuring five stunning fine bone china pieces adorned in an adapted version of the ‘Princess’ pattern originally designed and presented to the couple on the occasion of their marriage. Each once embellished in platinum the traditional British precious metal presented to couples who reach this wondrous landmark in their marriage. 

Shop the Queens Platinum Wedding Anniversary Commemorative Collection here.

 

Posted by Charlotte Mee on 01/12/2017 11:40