More than 10,000 items of royal memorabilia have been printed with a small, but very costly mistake.
The cups, mugs and plates were commissioned by a British company to commemorate the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee, but were printed with a glaring typo.
Below a picture of Her Majesty, the words “To commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II”, were meant to be printed.
But instead, it read, “To commemorate the Platinum Jubbly of Queen Elizabeth II.”
The typo is believed to be a result fo a translation error at a Chinese factory where the memorabilia was being manufactured.
Due to the error, the items commemorating the Queen’s 70 year reign were unable to be used for official use, and were bought by a wholesale company in the UK and listed for sale.
“The manufacturers produced some wonderful souvenir items in an attempt to muscle in on the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee but were left high and dry when their fulfilment Partner in the UK decided they would not take the souvenir stock due to a translation error,” Wholesale Clearance UK said.
The typo made the hosts of Sunrise laugh at the error on Thursday morning.
“Love that” Natalie Barr said with a laugh.
“Does jubbly mean the same in the UK as sort of the slang here in Australia?” Kochie asked, to which Natalie replied she’d never heard of the term.
Kochie then quickly shut down questioning, denying he knew the definition of the word.
The UK is set to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.
Image credits: Wholesale Clearance UK
This article first appeared on OverSixty.