By Appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  May 27, 2009 at 7:41 am by

One often notices, when out shopping, that many items carry the Royal Coat of Arms and the legend “By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen….” These companies are holders of a Royal Warrant to indicate that the Royal Household uses their produce; it is the greatest honour a UK business can have.

From Smythson of Bond Street, Barbour and Fortnum & Mason to Heinz, Silver Spoon Sugar and McIlhenny Company (Tabasco Sauce), the Royal Warrant can be found on a great variety of products. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales can all award these warrants and give their Royal seal of approval.

Since the earliest of times, Royal patronage has been highly sought after and today this continues for businesses in the form of Royal Warrants. These can be displayed on your stationery, shop front, delivery vans and produce packaging. You cannot divulge which product the Royal grantor purchases except the description in the warrant itself, for example Cadbury is “Coco and Chocolate manufacturers” – we will never know if Her Majesty prefers Bournville or Dairy Milk.

The Royal Warrant Holders Association (click here to visit their site) keeps a full database of Warrant holders and explains the history and protocol of a Royal Warrant.

The next time you’re doing your groceries look out for these Royal Warrant products and you could be eating and dressing like The Queen!

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6 Responses to By Appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  1. Kristen Swanson says:

    And we have a Royal Warrent holder headquartered right here in Gwinnett County, Georgia. It’s AGCO, supplier of farm equipment.

  2. lauren says:

    hi, i’m getting frustrated, i used to have a bubble bath with the “By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen….” stamp on it but cant remember the name of it for the life of me, i was hoping some one could help me i remember the bottle was white and kind of in the shape of a heart with a chunky pink screw top, i think the name was dorney or some thing along the lines of tht

    plz help me i want to buy it as it was such a lovely smelling thing lol
    thnx xxx

  3. RoyalPortocol says:

    @lauren

    try http://www.yardleylondon.co.uk/ it fits your description quite well

  4. Andie says:

    I think you’re thinking about the Bronnley bubble bath. My grandma uses it and gave me a set a couple years ago. Mine wasn’t in the shape of a heart but it had the chunky pink screw top and is a Royal Warrent holder. I looked on their site and I think they’ve changed all the product packaging. I don’t even see the Rose bubble bath I have.
    Here’s the site: http://www.bronnley.co.uk/Catalog.aspx?cid=46&pid=5&c=Bath%20xxx1xxx%20Shower

    Hope that helps!!

    Andie

  5. PSR says:

    Gordon’s Vodka displays the warrant. Some fine drank if I do say so myself. Queenie gotta nice taste for the sauce, cheap date too.

  6. Stephanie says:

    I have a tin of Propert boot polich with the imprint “By Appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II” on it. Is this valuable, the tin is quite old I believe.

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