As the country prepares to shut down for the Queen’s Jubilee this weekend and roads close, street parties begin, and bunting appears – what is the most royal of appetisers for the nation to celebrate with?

Her Majesty the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service – but the debate of what she will have in her sandwiches this weekend has already begun.

Ahead of the Jubilee, Warburtons has revealed Brits’ perfect sandwich to honour the coronation celebrations is Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese – no doubt the Queen will follow the trend of the national at Buckingham Palace this weekend.

The British public who selected a sandwich filling suggested it must be served in white bread and cut into four triangles (37%), with the crusts left on (72%).

When it comes to washing down their celebration sarnie, the classic cup of tea (23%) was deemed the perfect beverage.

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The research, conducted this month and questioning over 2,000 nationally representative UK adults, saw Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato (10%) and Coronation Chicken (9%) also firm favourites for princely picnics this bank holiday, coming in second and third place.

And whilst it is rumoured that the Queen likes hers cut into perfect circles to form ‘pennies,’ nearly four in ten of Brits (37%) want theirs cut into four triangles, with 72% preferring the crusts on.

A royal spokesperson for Warburtons commented “We’re delighted to see smoked salmon and cream cheese given the crown this Jubilee weekend, and in white bread no less – a roll fit for royalty. Whatever sandwich one chooses for the royal celebrations this bank holiday, we hope everyone enjoys raising a toast to our supreme Queen for 70 won-dough-ful years on the throne!”

White sliced bread reigned supreme according to over one fifth of Brits who chose a sandwich filling for the jubilee (21%), whilst wholemeal (17%) and the baguette (13%) received commendable knighthoods in second and third place.

When it comes to considering the most quintessentially British sandwich filling, the classic Cucumber ruled the roost with 46% of the vote, with egg and watercress (45%) and ham and cheese (32%) following closely behind.

The findings come as the Queen was reported to enjoy eating a jam sandwich every day since she was a girl; 10% of the nation follows suit in admitting to the ritual of eating a sandwich every day.

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And what is a sandwich without a sidekick? Everyone knows that crisps are the best courtiers to our sovereign sarnie, and ready salted (37%) was crowned the winner, with cheese and onion (17%) and salt & vinegar (12%) also proving popular.

When it comes to dessert, a lemon and Swiss roll amaretti trifle was recently named as the official platinum Jubilee pudding.

When asked if they thought it sounded appealing, it appears nation is split, with 46% saying they’d like to try the trifle during the celebrations. Of those who are likely to try the dessert, 15% said they would be trying their hand at creating the marvel. That’s over an estimated 10 million Brits putting their kitchen skills to the test this weekend!

The research also found that of the adults who are celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 47% of Brits are planning to celebrate the Jubilee by meeting up with friends and family, with 34% planning to attend a local/community celebration, and 25% taking part in a street party or official ‘Big Lunch’ event.

This means drinks will certainly be on the cards and while 23% of Brits will be washing down their sandwiches with a traditional cup of tea, a further 13% are opting for prosecco and another 12% plumping for fizzy soft drinks.