Queen goes for a big shop! Her Maj popping to SAINSBURY’S next week


Her Majesty will “live well for less” at a replica of one of the original Sainsbury’s stores in Covent Garden.

The Queen will tour the pop-up shop next Wednesday to mark the grocer’s 150th anniversary.

The replica will be based on the very first store in London’s Drury Lane which sold just three items – butter, milk and eggs.

Her Maj will also check out self service tills in what is likely to be a first for the monarch.

The royal visit is being hosted by Lord and Lady Sainsbury who will take Her Maj on a journey through 150 years of the supermarket’s history.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: Her Majesty will experience a detailed recreation of an original store, highlighting key moments in time from Sainsbury’s contribution to the development of rationing to the introduction of self-service shopping in the 1950s.

“The Queen will also view some of the modern day innovations and technology that customers use today, such as self-service tills.”

Her Maj’s visit will come just days after she visited her new great-grandson, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby boy Archie.

She was snapped in a family picture, alongside Prince Philip and Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland, meeting the tot for the first time.

Prince William and Kate Middleton finally paid their first visit to their nephew yesterday, more than a week after he was born.

And Prince Charles and Camilla are still yet to meet the baby, although they are said to be planning to do so sometime this week.


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