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Sweet royalty: Tasty pastry honors British Queen

Published time: May 13, 2012 10:23
Edited time: May 14, 2012 15:16
Queen's Diamond Jubilee macarons from Laduree (Image from

Queen's Diamond Jubilee macarons from Laduree (Image from

A famed French pastry brand is about to get a regal new flavor. The luxury Laduree macaroons are to pay tribute to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to mark her 60th anniversary on the throne.

The popular Paris pastry shop will release a special limited-edition series of their much-loved macaroons in honor of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Laduree’s most famous creation, the small, round cakes – crispy on the outside, with a soft filling in the middle – will be packed in a special Union Flag-themed box with the inscription "Queen's Diamond Jubilee."

The macaroons will also be produced in the colors of the British flag – as close to the real colors as possible.

Queen Elizabeth has become the second “brand” to win Laduree’s attention. The pastry house has only once before made a limited-edition series of deserts – that time, it was for the Hello Kitty brand.

But if you want to try one of these monarchal macaroons, you’ll need to be prepared to pay. Laduree is known to be an expensive place to shop for deserts.

The Queen will celebrate 60 years of her reign this summer, with festivities to be held in the UK on the Jubilee weekend from 2 to 5 June.

This is the second time a British monarch has marked 60-years on the throne. Almost a century ago, Queen Victoria also celebrated a Diamond Jubilee.