List of Royal Warrant holders of the British Royal Family

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Royal Warrant awarded by Elizabeth II to Jenners, a department store in Edinburgh

This is an incomplete list of present and past Royal Warrant holders of the British Royal Family.

British Royal Warrants are currently granted by Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales to companies or tradespeople who supply goods and services. The warrant enables the supplier to advertise the fact that they supply to the royal family. Royal Warrants are only awarded to tradesmen. The professions, employment agencies, party planners, the media, government departments, and "places of refreshment or entertainment" (such as pubs and theatres) do not qualify.[1] The Merchandise Marks Act 1887 makes it illegal for companies to falsely claim that they have a Royal Warrant.[2]

Grantors[edit]

HM the Queen has granted 686 Royal Warrants.
HRH the Prince of Wales has granted 159 Royal Warrants.
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh has granted 38 Royal Warrants.

Partial table of current warrants[edit]

Company Grantor Trade Legend on the warrant Date of warrant* Established Reference
Abels Moving Services Ltd HM the Queen Removals and storage services Removals and Storage Services 1989 1958 [3]
Anthony Buckley & Constantine Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Photography Photographer 2005 1951 [4]
Aquadition Ltd HM the Queen Water Treatment Services Water Treatment Services 2009 1972 [5]
Artistic Iron Products Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Transportation and vehicles Carriage Builder 1979 1962 [6]
Asprey London Limited HRH the Prince of Wales Luxury goods Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths 1982 1781 [7]
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd HRH the Prince of Wales Transportation and vehicles Motor Car Manufacturer and Repairer 1982 1913 [8]
Austin Reed Group Ltd HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Clothing, footwear and accessories Outfitters 1994 1900 [9]
Autoscan Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Stationery, printing and calligraphy Manufacturers of Power Filing Systems 1973 1967 [10]
Barrow & Gale Limited HM the Queen Leather goods Manufacturers of Royal Maundy Purses 1968 1750 [11]
Berry Brothers & Rudd HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Wine and Spirits Wine & Spirits Merchants 1903 1698 [12]
Blossom & Browne's Sycamore HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Household goods and cleaning Launderers and Dry Cleaners 1997 1888 [13]
Cadbury UK Ltd HM the Queen Chocolate goods Chocolatiers 1969 1831 [14]
C. Brewers & Sons Ltd HM the Queen Decorators' Merchants Decorators' Merchants 2011 1904 [15]
Daks Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Outfitters 1956 1894 [16]
Datacraft Design Limited HM the Queen Computers, software and office technology Manufacturers and Suppliers of Space Management Software 2008 1994 [17]
Dollond & Aitchison (since 2009 trading as Boots Opticians) HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Opticians Dispensing Opticians 1956 1750 [18]
Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Robe Makers 1963 1689 [19]
Edward Goodyear Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Horticulture Florist 1978 1879 [20]
Firmin & Sons Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Manufacturer of Insignia, Buttons and Accessories 2005 1655 [21]
Fisher & Donaldson HM the Queen Bread, Cakes and Confectionary Bakers 2011 1919 [22]
Fortnum & Mason PLC HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Groceries and provisions Grocers & Provision Merchants, Tea Merchants 1955 1707 [23]
Frank Smythson Limited HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Stationery, printing and calligraphy Supplier of Leathergoods 1964 1887 [24]
Garrard & Co. Ltd HRH the Prince of Wales Jewellery Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths 1989 1735 [25]
Gieves & Hawkes Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Naval Tailors and Outfitters 1809 1771 [26]
The Goring HM the Queen Hotel Hospitality Services 2013 1910 [27]
Hamilton & Inches Ltd HM the Queen Jewellery Silversmiths & Clock Specialists 1955 1866 [28]
Hunter Boot Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Suppliers of Waterproof Footwear 1977 1856 [29]
J. Floris Ltd HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Perfumes and toiletries Perfumers, Manufacturers of Toilet Preparations 1971 1730 [30]
J Hewit & Sons Ltd HM the Queen Manufacturers of leather, bookbinding material retailer Manufacturers of Leather 1975 1849? [31]
Jack Barclay Bentley Service Centre HM the Queen Car servicing and repair Service and Repair of Motor Vehicles 2014 1927 [32]
James Lock & Co. Ltd HRH the Prince of Wales, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Hatmaking Hatters 1956 1676 [33]
James Purdey & Sons Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Sports, hobbies and entertainment Gun Makers 1868 1814 [34]
John Bell & Croyden HM the Queen Pharmacy Pharmacists 1958 1798 [35]
John Lobb Ltd HRH the Prince of Wales, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Bootmakers 1956 1856 [36]
Johns & Pegg HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Military Tailors 1956 1803 [37]
Kent Haste Lachter Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Taylor 2010 1986 [38]
Kinloch Anderson Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Tailors and Kiltmakers 1903 1868 [39]
Laphroaig distillery HRH the Prince of Wales Scotch Whisky Distillers and Suppliers of Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1994 1815 [40]
Lyle & Scott Limited HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Manufacturers of Underwear and Knitwear 1975 1874 [41]
McIlhenny Company HM the Queen Condiments Supplier of Tabasco sauce 2009 1868 [42]
McFarlane Telfer HM the Queen Maintenance Catering & Refrigeration Engineers 2011 1992 [43]
Penhaligon's Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Cosmetics, health and beauty Manufacturers of Toilet Requisites 1903 1860 [44]
Peter Jones HRH the Prince of Wales, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Furnishings and linens Draper and Furnisher 1987 1877 [45]
Procter & Gamble HRH the Prince of Wales Consumer products Manufacturers of Soap & Detergents 1965 1837 [46]
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. HM the Queen, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, HRH the Prince of Wales Electronics Television and audio-visual equipment 2012 1938 [47]
Scan Computers International Ltd HM the Queen High Performance Personal Computers & IT Hardware High Performance Personal Computers & IT Hardware 2014 1987 [48]
Rigby & Peller HM the Queen Corsetiere & Lingerie Specialists Corsetiere & Intimates 1960 1939 [49]
Spink & Son Ltd HM the Queen, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Medals and insignia Medallists 1900 1666 [50]
The General Trading Company (Mayfair) Ltd HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Fancy Goods Suppliers of Fancy Goods 1963 1920 [51]
The Mayfair Cleaning Company HM the Queen Office and Commercial Cleaning Cleaning Services 2000 1910 [52]
The Ritz HRH the Prince of Wales Hotel Banqueting and Catering Services 2002 1906 [53]
Toye, Kenning & Spencer HM the Queen Gold and Silver Laces, Insignia and Embroidery Suppliers of Gold and Silver Laces, Insignia and Embroidery 1956 1685 [54]
Truefitt & Hill HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Cosmetics, health and beauty Hairdressers 1998 1805 [55]
Universal Lighting Services Ltd HM the Queen Suppliers of Decorative Lighting Lighting Suppliers 2009 1970 [56]
Yardley of London HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Manufacturers of Toiletry Products Manufacturers of Toiletry Products 1955 1770 [57]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Royal Warrant Holders Association". www.royalwarrant.org. Archived from the original on 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  2. ^ "The Merchandise Marks Act 1887". archive.org. p. 63. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  3. ^ Abels Moving Services, by Appointment to HM the Queen
  4. ^ Anthony Buckley & Constantine Limited – International Portrait Photographers, London and Hong Kong – By Royal Appointment
  5. ^ Aquadition
  6. ^ Our History - Bennington Carriages
  7. ^ "Royal Warrant Holders Association: Asprey London Limited". Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  8. ^ Royal Warrant Search
  9. ^ Men's Clothing, Suits and Shirts | New Season at Austin Reed
  10. ^ Autoscan Limited | Automated Storage | Storage Carousels
  11. ^ "Royal Warrant Holders Association: Barrow & Gale Limited". Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  12. ^ "History of Berry Bros. & Rudd". 
  13. ^ "About Blossom and Browne's Sycamore". www.blossomandbrowne.com. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  14. ^ "Cadbury, by Royal Appointment to HM The Queen". www.cadbury.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  15. ^ "Brewers, by Royal Appointment to HM The Queen". www.brewers.com. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  16. ^ "About us / DAKS History, Heritage, Timeline". www.daks.com. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ Dollond & Aitchiso, About Us
  19. ^ 300 Years of Ceremonial Dress & Forensic Wig Making - Ede & Ravenscroft
  20. ^ http://www.edwardgoodyear.com
  21. ^ "Firmin House - About Us". www.firminhouse.com. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  22. ^ Fisher & Donaldson
  23. ^ "Royal Warrant Holders Association: Fortnum & Mason PLC". Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  24. ^ "From hats to handbags, the Royals buy only the best – and now you can too". The Daily Mail (London). 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  25. ^ "Royal Warrant Holders Association: Garrard & Co. Ltd". Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  26. ^ "The History of Gieves & Hawkes". www.gievesandhawkes.com. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  27. ^ "Goring eNewsletter, January 2013". www.thegoring.com/. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  28. ^ "Royal Warrant Holders Association: Hamilton & Inches Ltd". Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  29. ^ "The Hunter Story « Hunter Life « Hunter Boots". www.hunter-boot.com. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  30. ^ "Royal Warrant Holders Association: J. Floris Ltd". Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  31. ^ "J Hewit & Sons Ltd - About Us". www.hewit.com. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  32. ^ "Jack Barclay Bentley Granted a Royal Warrant". www.hrowen.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  33. ^ "Royal Warrant Holders Association: James Lock & Co. Ltd". Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  34. ^ "James Purdey and Sons – History of Purdey". www.purdey.com. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  35. ^ "History". www.johnbellcroyden.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  36. ^ "History". www.johnlobbltd.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  37. ^ "Davies & Son - Savile Row Tailor History". www.daviesandson.com. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  38. ^ "John Kent". Kent Haste Lachter. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  39. ^ "Royal Warrants". Kinloch Anderson. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  40. ^ Dominic Roskrow; Gavin D. Smith; Juergen Diebel; Davin de Kergommeaux (20 August 2012). Whiskey Opus. DK Publishing. p. 138. ISBN 978-1-4654-0517-3. 
  41. ^ "History – Company – Lyle & Scott". www.lyleandscott.com. Archived from the original on 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  42. ^ "Tabasco® Honored as Her Majesty's Hot Sauce". Avery Island, Louisiana: McIlhenny Company. 13 April 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  43. ^ McFarlane Telfer | Catering & Refrigeration Engineers
  44. ^ "- Penhaligons". www.penhaligons.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  45. ^ Peter Jones
  46. ^ "Royal Warrant Holders Association: Procter & Gamble". Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  47. ^ "By Royal Appointment". Samsung. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  48. ^ "Scan - By Royal Appointment". Scan Computers International Ltd. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  49. ^ "History of Rigby & Peller: Royal Corsetiere to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.". www.rigbyandpeller.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  50. ^ "History of Spink: Dealers and Auctioneers in Coins, Medals, Stamps, Banknotes & Books since 1666". www.spink.com. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  51. ^ "The General Trading Company". www.generaltradingcompany.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  52. ^ "The Mayfair Cleaning Company Ltd.". The Coronation Festival. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  53. ^ Vanessa Barford (2013-07-12). "Royal warrants: What they tell us about the Royal Family". BBC News Magazine. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  54. ^ "Toye, Kenning & Spencer". www.toye.com. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  55. ^ "Truefitt & Hill Home". www.truefittandhill.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  56. ^ "Royal Warrant - Universal Lighting Services". www.universal-lighting.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  57. ^ The Yardley London Story

Bibliography[edit]

  • By Appointment: 150 Years of the Royal Warrant and Its Holders, Tim Heald, Queen Anne Publisher (2 Nov 1989), ISBN 0-356-17099-3

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