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The Queen's Jubilee Globe-Trotter luggage
SIMON CROMPTON
Tuesday 5th of June 2012
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Today is the last day of a four-day weekend in England, celebrating HM Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee - 60 years on the throne. 

But while every British brand has strived to find a way to associate itself with the national celebration, and every high-street shop has hung copious bunting (in case customers are suddenly overcome with feverish patriotism, compelling them to buy every Union Jack trinket in sight), Globe-Trotter hasn't had to try. Because the Queen bought Globe-Trotter luggage from Harrod's back in 1947, in preparation for her honeymoon, and has used them ever since. 

That's not a bad statement of longevity although, as should be obvious and as the pictures here illustrate, Elizabeth doesn't carry here own luggage. It is not checked through security. And it is treated very delicately.

We also like the oversized branding. The Queen. Just in case you were in any doubt. 



Alongside the hat boxes shown, the Queen has red and blue suitcases. In the picture her staff are getting ready to board a cruise from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.

As you might expect, Globe-Trotter has also released its own, special jubilee luggage, pictured below. Unlike many high-street sweet shops, though, the colouring is rather stylish and subtle. 

Top two photos: Tim Rooke/Rex Features


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