Three "jelly artists" have spent 200 hours creating a jelly Buckingham Palace from Pimm's and Champagne ahead of this weekend's official birthday celebrations for the queen.

The wobbly palace, complete with corgis, was commissioned by Diageo for its Pimm's brand, which is one of the official sponsors of The Patron's Lunch on Sunday (June 12).

"We are honoured to be the official tipple of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations at The Patron's Lunch, and pay tribute to her extraordinary contribution to community and country," said brand manager Joanna Segesser.

"Pimm's is proud to have been an integral part of Great British celebrations since the 1840s and we encourage the public to celebrate this weekend with their own street party and have a go at making their own Pimm's Royale jelly!"

 

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Brewer Greene King, meanwhile, has also decided to mark the occasion by temporarily changing the name of its flagship IPA to Greene Queen IPA for the weekend.

Around 90 pubs have been chosen to receive the special pumpclip, while the brewery's Facebook page is also offering a chance to win special edition bottles.

Check out our Barstool Expert's explanation of why the Queen gets two birthdays and what on earth the Patron's Lunch is all about