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 a 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.

The Royal Warrant Holders Association has a searchable directory.[3]

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 [4]
A. J Charlton & Sons Ltd HM the Queen Manufacturers of Timber gates and Fencing & Landscaping Products Timber Merchant and Gate Manufacturer 2000 1903
Anthony Buckley & Constantine Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Photography Photographer 2005 1951 [6]
Aquadition Ltd HM the Queen Water Treatment Services Water Treatment Services 2009 1972 [7]
Artistic Iron Products Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Transportation and vehicles Carriage Builder 1979 1962 [8]
Asprey London Limited HRH the Prince of Wales Luxury goods Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths 1982 1781 [9]
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd HRH the Prince of Wales Transportation and vehicles Motor Car Manufacturer and Repairer 1982 1913 [10]
Austin Reed Group Ltd HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Clothing, footwear and accessories Outfitters 1994 1900 [11]
Autoglym Ltd HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Transportation and vehicles Supplier of Car Care Products 1991 1965 [12]
Autoscan Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Stationery, printing and calligraphy Manufacturers of Power Filing Systems 1973 1967 [13]
J. Barbour and Sons HM the Queen, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, HRH the Prince of Wales Clothing and Outerwear Manufacturers of Waterproof and Protective Clothing 1974 1894 [14]
Barrow & Gale Limited HM the Queen Leather goods Manufacturers of Royal Maundy Purses 1968 1750 [15]
Berry Brothers & Rudd HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Wine and Spirits Wine & Spirits Merchants 1903 1698 [16]
Blossom & Browne's Sycamore HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Household goods and cleaning Launderers and Dry Cleaners 1997 1888 [17]
Cadbury UK Ltd HM the Queen Chocolate goods Chocolatiers 1969 1831 [18]
The Neck Zara Philips Royal Seal of approval for a talent Talent 2000 2000 [19]
Chippysmate workshop supplies HM the Queen suppliers of building maintenance consumerbles and tools. 2004
Connevans Limited HM the Queen Manufacturers and Suppliers of Audio Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers of Audio Equipment 2016 1961
Coventry Scaffolding Ltd. HM the Queen Scaffolding Scaffolding Contractor 2005 1950
Daks Ltd HM the Queen, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, HRH the Prince of Wales Clothing, footwear and accessories Outfitters 1956 1894 [20]
Datacraft Design Limited HM the Queen Computers, software and office technology Manufacturers and Suppliers of Space Management Software 2008 1994 [21]
Dollond & Aitchison (since 2009 trading as Boots Opticians) HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Opticians Dispensing Opticians 1956 1750 [22]
Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Robe Makers 1963 1689 [23]
Edward Goodyear Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Horticulture Florist 1978 1879 [24]
Firmin & Sons Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Manufacturer of Insignia, Buttons and Accessories 2005 1655 [25]
First Option Software Ltd HM the Queen Suppliers of Software Services Software Developers 2016 1989 [26]
Fisher & Donaldson HM the Queen Bread, Cakes and Confectionery Bakers 2011 1919 [27]
Fortnum & Mason PLC HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Groceries and provisions Grocers & Provision Merchants, Tea Merchants 1955 1707 [28]
Foodspeed Ltd HM the Queen Dairy Fresh Milk and Dairy Products 2012 200(-) [29]
Frank Smythson Limited HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Stationery, printing and calligraphy Supplier of Leathergoods 1964 1887 [30]
G Ettinger Ltd. HRH the Prince of Wales Leathergoods Manufacturers of Leathergoods 1996 1934 [31]
Garrard & Co. Ltd HRH the Prince of Wales Jewellery Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths 1989 1735 [32]
Gieves & Hawkes Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Naval Tailors and Outfitters 1809 1771 [33]
The Goring HM the Queen Hotel Hospitality Services 2013 1910 [34]
Hamilton & Inches Ltd HM the Queen Jewellery Silversmiths & Clock Specialists 1955 1866 [35]
HP Foods Ltd (acquired by Heinz) HM the Queen Condiment HP Sauces 1951 1875 [36]
Hunter Boot Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Suppliers of Waterproof Footwear 1977 1856 [37]
Jaguar Cars HM the Queen, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, HRH the Prince of Wales Transport & Storage Manufacturers of Motor Vehicles (note: this warrant also includes the Daimler and Land Rover brands) 1922 [38]
J. Floris Ltd HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Perfumes and toiletries Perfumers, Manufacturers of Toilet Preparations 1971 1730 [39]
J Hewit & Sons Ltd HM the Queen Manufacturers of leather, bookbinding material retailer Manufacturers of Leather 1975 1849? [40]
Jack Barclay Bentley Service Centre HM the Queen Car servicing and repair Service and Repair of Motor Vehicles 2014 1927 [41]
James Lock & Co. Ltd HRH the Prince of Wales, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Hatmaking Hatters 1956 1676 [42]
James Purdey & Sons Ltd HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Sports, hobbies and entertainment Gun Makers 1868 1814 [43]
John Bell & Croyden HM the Queen Pharmacy Pharmacists 1958 1798 [44]
Joel & Son Fabrics HM the Queen Suppliers of fabrics Suppliers of Fabrics and Textiles 1998 1979 [45]
John Lobb Ltd HRH the Prince of Wales, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Bootmakers 1956 1856 [46]
Johns & Pegg HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Military Tailors 1956 1803 [47]
Kent Haste Lachter Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Taylor 2010 1986 [48]
Kinloch Anderson Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Tailors and Kiltmakers 1903 1868 [49]
Laphroaig distillery HRH the Prince of Wales Scotch Whisky Distillers and Suppliers of Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1994 1815 [50]
Lyle & Scott Limited HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Clothing, footwear and accessories Manufacturers of Underwear and Knitwear 1975 1874 [51]
Mappin & Webb HM the Queen, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Fine Jewelry, Watches and Luxury Goods Jewellers, Goldsmiths & Silversmiths 1897 [52] date= 25 Sep 2015
McIlhenny Company HM the Queen Condiments Supplier of Tabasco sauce 2009 1868 [53]
McFarlane Telfer HM the Queen Maintenance Catering & Refrigeration Engineers 2011 1992 [54]
Musto HM the Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Performance activewear Manufacturers of outdoor clothing 2010 1980 [55]
Packexe Ltd HM the Queen Self Adhesive Protection Film Manufacturers of Self Adhesive Protection Film 2016 1989 [56]
Penhaligon's Ltd HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Cosmetics, health and beauty Manufacturers of Toilet Requisites 1903 1860 [57]
Peter Jones HRH the Prince of Wales, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Furnishings and linens Draper and Furnisher 1987 1877 [58]
Procter & Gamble HRH the Prince of Wales Consumer products Manufacturers of Soap & Detergents 1965 1837 [59]
Richer Sounds HRH the Prince of Wales Homes & Household Goods Supplier of Consumer Electronic Products 2011 1978 [60]
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 [61]
Scan Computers International Ltd HM the Queen High Performance Personal Computers & IT Hardware High Performance Personal Computers & IT Hardware 2014 1987 [62]
Stanley Gibbons HM the Queen Antiques, Art & Conservation Philatelists [63]
Rigby & Peller HM the Queen Corsetiere & Lingerie Specialists Corsetiere & Intimates 1960 1939 [64]
Schweppes Holdings Ltd (subsidiary of Coca-Cola UK) HM the Queen soft drinks and mixers Manufacturers of Schweppes and Roses soft drinks unknown, likely since 19th century 1783 [65]
Shepherd Neame Ltd. HRH the Prince of Wales Beers Specialist Products 1998 1698 [66]
Skyman Sacks & Bags Ltd HM the Queen Suppliers of Sacks & Bags [67]
Spink & Son Ltd HM the Queen, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Medals and insignia Medallists 1900 1666 [68]
Swarovski Optik HM the Queen Optical lenses Suppliers of Binoculars 2009 1949 [69]
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 [70]
The Mayfair Cleaning Company HM the Queen Office and Commercial Cleaning Cleaning Services 2000 1910 [71]
The Ritz HRH the Prince of Wales Hotel Banqueting and Catering Services 2002 1906 [72]
Thomas Lyte HM The Queen Luxury Goods Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths 2015 2007 [73]
Tom Smith HM the Queen Christmas Crackers, Wrapping Paper Inventor of the Christmas Cracker 1964 1847 [74]
Toye, Kenning & Spencer HM the Queen Gold and Silver Laces, Insignia and Embroidery Suppliers of Gold and Silver Laces, Insignia and Embroidery 1956 1685 [75]
Truefitt & Hill HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Cosmetics, health and beauty Hairdressers 1998 1805 [76]
Twinings & Co. Limited London HM the Queen Tea Tea and Coffee Merchants 1837 1706 [77]
Universal Lighting Services Ltd HM the Queen Suppliers of Decorative Lighting Lighting Suppliers 2009 1970 [78]
Vale Brothers Ltd HM the Queen Manufacturer of Horse Grooming Brushes
Volkswagen Group UK Ltd HM the Queen Motor Vehicle Manufacturers
Waitrose HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Grocer and Wine & Spirit Merchant
Wartski HM the Queen – Privy Purse, HRH the Prince of Wales Jewellers, Gold, Silversmiths, Clockmakers Jewellers 1865 [79]
Yardley of London HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales Manufacturers of Toiletry Products Manufacturers of Toiletry Products 1955 1770 [80]

Partial table of past warrants[edit]

Company Grantor Trade Legend on the warrant Date of warrant* Established Removed Reference
Atco (then subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH) HM the Queen
the Prince of Wales
Lawn mowers 1930 1901 2011? [81][82]
Gallaher Group and subsidiaries HM the Queen Tobacco products 1878 1873 1999 [83][84]
Harrods HM the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh department store 1910 1834 2000 [85]
The Hoover Company HM the Queen Vacuum cleaners Suppliers of Vacuum Cleaners 1956 1908 2004 [86][87]
Caleys HM the Queen department store supplier of household and fancy goods and millinery 1823 2006 [87]
Wren's Super Wax Shoe Polish HM the Queen
HM the late King George VI
Shoe Polish 1936 1889 1964? [88]

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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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