If you can’t make it to Buckingham Palace in time to get your coronation souvenirs, look no farther than Queen Street.
The Scottish Loft has items in stock celebrating the May 6 coronation of King Charles III.
The souvenirs, including tea towels, spoons and small plates, were shipped from suppliers across the pond.
Owner Simon Bentall said the merchandise is selling quickly, with people calling daily asking him to hold items for them.
“There’s a lot of fake stuff out there but this is the genuine stuff from the U.K. that we brought over. I can’t speak for everyone around the world, but us personally, being a royalist family as well, we want to make sure our customers get what they can,” he said.
When deciding what items to order in, Bentall said he looked at what was in highest demand in the U.K.
“We could get the dinner plates, but they don’t sell any more. Back in the ’30s and ’40s everybody wanted the dinner plates but the side plates are much preferred now. So we’ve got things like side plates, tea cups, spoon, etc.”
“We also got memorabilia of the Queen’s celebration of life,” he said.
Those interested in taking home a commemorative trinket can visit the store or call to reserve their desired items.
Because of the shop’s direct connection with a broker from the U.K., Bentall said he has more products than many other stores and he’s grateful he can provide what customers want.
“Or else they’ll have to pay a thousand dollars for a flight to get a plate!”