The world is full of plates with pictures of The Royals on. Mr Kitsch and I like to annoy his brother by buying him china with the Queen Mother on, and it's very easy to come by in charity shops.
But this plate is an oddity. I got it about fifteen or more years ago, from a bric-a-brac stall at a summer fete, with no explanation of where it had come from. Is it a test piece, to try out the transfer? Was it a work by some avant garde artist?
Whatever the case, I liked the random nature of it, and as it is a useful size, being larger than a teaplate and smaller than a dinner plate, we use it all the time.