Morrisons has released a spoof video of ’the Queen’ as it prepares to launch its own value version of the Patron’s Lunch ahead of her official 90th birthday.
The film clip, which shows a royal impersonator shopping in a Ma’am-orrisons store and scanning her shopping to the soundtrack of God Save the Queen, forms part of the retailer’s celebratory activities, which include a special £1.25 lunch menu, comprising a sandwich, freshly made scone and unlimited tea, to be served in its cafés on 11 and 12 June.
Royal-themed baked goods, including an Elizabeth Sponge (rsp: £3) - a ten inch triple layer cake containing fresh cream and raspberry jam and a Clarence the Corgi Cake (rsp: £5) – a hand rolled chocolate sponge topped with sugar decorations, milk chocolate and caramel flavour curls, are also being sold.
“Millions of people are on a budget, but want to take part in this special occasion, so we’ll be doing our bit to bring people together in our cafés and celebrate the 90th birthday of our longest-serving monarch,” Morrisons spokesman Andy Atkinson said.
The Queen turned 90 on 21 April, but her official birthday falls on 11 June.
Last month, Tesco launched a ‘collector’s piece’ commemorative tin of buttery shortbread petticoat tails at a cost of £4.