A trifle has been unveiled as the official pudding of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
- A trifle of lemon amaretti and Swiss roll will join the ranks of royal-inspired Jubilee dishes
- Amateur baker Jemma Delvin beat 5,000 entries to win the top prize
- The Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee after 70 years of service
The winning dish was created as part of a BBC special called The Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking, with the Duchess of Cornwall announcing the winner.
It’s the latest in a line of dishes created for milestones in the monarch’s 70-year reign.
In 1953, two senior chefs from the Cordon Bleu cooking school in London created Coronation Chicken, the famous chicken curry salad, to celebrate his arrival at the crown.
This year’s winning dessert was created by amateur baker and writer Jemma Melvin, who beat 5,000 entries with her lemon trifle and Swiss rolled amaretti in the national competition.
The recipe on the BBC site includes layers of lemon cream and custard, St Clement jelly, tangerine coulis and amaretti biscuits.
Ms Melvin said the dessert was inspired by the lemon posset served at the Queen’s 1947 wedding to Prince Philip.
The Queen, 96, is set to become the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee, which marks 70 years on the throne, next month.
Celebrations will include street parties and other public events as well as the annual Trooping the Color Parade.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, plan to travel to the UK to attend Jubilee celebrations with their children, Archie and Lilibet, but will not take part in the traditional Buckingham Palace balcony appearance.
It will be the couple’s first public visit to the UK since stepping down as royals two years ago.
The Queen’s son Prince Andrew, who settled a sexual assault lawsuit in February, will also be absent from the balcony appearance, after stepping down from senior royal duties and being stripped of his honorary military titles .
The Queen has recently been experiencing health issues and mobility issues.
Earlier this week she was unable to attend the official opening of Parliament and the reading of the Queen’s Speech for the first time in 59 years, sending her heir Prince Charles instead.