THQ has revealed that HRH The Queen of England received an unusual surprise today as a gold-plated Wii was delivered to Buckingham Palace.

The unique gold-plated Wii console was specially commissioned for the Royal Family to mark the launch of new Wii game BIG Family Games. The Royals also received one of the first copies of BIG Family Games.

Danielle Robinson, product manager at THQ, said: "BIG Family Games is the ultimate Wii game to get all family members, from grandparents to young children, playing together. The Royal Family is arguably the most important family in the country so we felt that they had to have a copy of the new game.

"But we thought that Her Majesty the Queen wouldn't want to play on any old console, so an extra-special gold one was commissioned. We hope that she and the rest of the Royal Family enjoy the game!"

Big Family Games features 24 unique twists on classic family games including golf, tennis, ladder golf, lawn darts, horseshoes, bocce and more.