It takes agility to get past the thousands of commemorative pictures and tea cups piled up in the London home of Margaret Tyler, one of the UK’s biggest collectors of royal memorabilia.

Days ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee marking 70 years on the throne on Thursday, the 78-year-old pensioner wearing a Union Jack jacket proudly shows off her collection that fills the ground floor of her house in north-western suburb Wembley.