NB Gin, the spirit produced in North Berwick, has been chosen to feature in the only official commemorative album, which will be presented as a gift to all VIP guests attending the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations from 12th May.
Each evening – until the 15th May – 900 horses and more than 1,500 people from around the world will participate in a 90-minute show at Windsor Castle to celebrate The Queen’s life. The show will take the audience from The Queen’s birth, through the Second World War, her marriage, her coronation and a reign of more than 60 years, and will incorporate actors, bands and dancers to tell the story. The final performance will be broadcast live by ITV and will feature well-known hosts, narrators and singers from the British entertainment world. Confirmed participants include TV’s Ant and Dec, television presenter Alan Titchmarsh and singer Katherine Jenkins.
Over the four evenings, more than 25,000 VVIPs, VIPs, guests and spectators are expected to attend the events, and receive a copy of the publication, which is the only one endorsed by the organisers.
“Our commemorative album will be presented as a gift to VVIP and VIP guests at each of the four evenings,” says Richard Freed, chief executive of St James’s House. “Copies of the book will also be distributed to key figures and organisations around the world including heads of state, ambassadors and leaders of industry.”
In addition to celebrating the life and reign of The Queen, the publication showcases a selection of organisations in the UK and Commonwealth, or with strong ties to Britain. These organisations are drawn from educational, cultural, social, technological and business spheres, and include Royal Charter holders, Royal Warrant holders and recipients of the Queen’s Awards.
“NB Gin was approached by publisher St James’s House with an invitation to appear in the event’s official commemorative album,” says Vivienne Muir, CEO of NB Distillery. “We were invited based on our good editorial fit for the project, and it’s a great honour to be part of this historic celebration.”
The publication will also be distributed through targeted circulation, and pre-ordered online at www.hmq90books.com