Special 'Royal Sovereign' strawberries for The Queen

A special crop of strawberries is being delivered to Buckingham Palace this week as a special gift from Britain's soft fruit growers. The 'Royal Sovereign' strawberries were served at the 1953 Coronation banquets. They've been grown especially for the occasion.

The 'Royal Sovereign' strawberry Credit: British Summer Fruits/PA Wire

First grown in 1892 this variety of strawberry is considered to taste better because of its tenderness and brilliant scarlet skin.