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Queen's bra fitter Rigby & Peller loses royal warrant after tell-all book

Queen's bra fitter Rigby & Peller loses royal warrant after tell-all book

What is a Royal warrant?

He explained that firms have a certain amount of time before they have to remove the royal coat of arms, earned when a company has supplied the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, or Prince Charles for five out of the past seven years, from their promotional material and shop signs. "In respect of Royal Warrants, we never comment on individual companies", a palace statement reads.

For centuries, royal warrants have been issued to trades people and companies who regularly supply goods or services to the monarchy.

Just one example is Fortnum & Mason, which has a warrant as "grocer & provision merchant" to the monarch.

Mrs Kenton enjoyed a rags to riches story, starting off on a clothes still in Brixton Market.

Julie claims she sent a copy of her book - which she calls an autobiography - to Buckingham Palace right after it was published.

Kenton purchased the luxury brand back in 1982, telling AP she was extremely saddened by the news and unaware of the consequences the book would have. "I pretend to listen to Margaret and then, once she has gone, I order what I want".

Among other reveals, Kenton reportedly wrote about outfitting a half-naked Queen Elizabeth in front of the monarch's beloved Corgis, as well as bringing Princess Diana pictures of scantily clad lingerie models for William and Harry to hang in their dormitories at Eton, the Daily Express reports. "That's between you and the customer".

The 82-year-old former bra fitter did not submit a copy of her book to the palace before publishing because she didn't think it was necessary.

How bad a move was this?

The royal family is in the public eye near-constantly. Rumours say that the book reveals details about members of the Royal Family, including the Queen.

The only other notable company to be stripped of its royal warrant was Harrods in 2000.

Who else has lost a royal warrant?

Buckingham Palace said: "In respect of royal warrants, we never comment".

What is a royal warrant?

"However, the company will continue to provide an exemplary and discreet service to its clients".

It became a best seller.

But the BBC understood that Prince Philip was angered by allegations made by owner Mohamed al Fayed accusing the Duke of masterminding the 1997 auto crash in Paris that killed Diana, Princess of Wales and his son Dodi.

Now there are three people, known as the grantors, who may award them - the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Prince of Wales.


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