Discerning Gifts With The Royal Seal Of Approval

Not just any old thing can be given to the Queen! Any goods or services supplied to Her Majesty or members of the royal family must be marked with a Royal Warrant of Appointment.

The Royal Warrant allows the trading companies to advertise the fact that they supply to the issuer of the Warrant, and are allowed to display the royal coat of arms on their products. Typically, you’ll see the words “By Appointment to…” followed by the title and name of the royal customer on the goods.

Companies holding a Royal Warrant include:

  • Asprey London Limited
  • Aston Martin Lagona Ltd.
  • Cadbury UK Ltd.
  • Fortnum & Mason
  • HP Foods
  • Jaguar Cars
  • Penhaligon’s
  • Samsung Eletronics
  • Rigby & Peller
  • Schweppes
  • Swarovski

Ever wondered what sort of things the Queen receives on a daily basis? Look no further – here’s a run-down of products given the royal seal of approval…

 Fortnum & Mason Her Birthday Box, £110

For her 90th birthday, we can only imagine the wonderful gifts Her Majesty will receive. Luxury department store Fortnum & Mason offer their own birthday boxes of indulgence, including this hamper of delicious delicacies and bubbly.

 Floris Lily Of The Valley EDT 100ml, £75

Supplying the British royals with perfume since 1730, Floris London are renowned for their delicate, long-lasting aromas. This timeless favourite contains notes of jasmine, rose and tuberose, providing the perfect spring alternative to heavy winter scents.

Launer Judi Patent Tote, £1,230 

Even the Queen needs a trusty handbag to stash her essentials – HM owns no less than 200 handbags from Launer, and this Judi design is her number one choice.

Parker Sonnet, from £75

Since 1962, the legendary Parker Pen Company has supplied stationery to the Queen and the Prince of Wales. You might not be able to get your hands on this brand new addition to their Sonnet range, but the rest of their collection is filled with beautiful pens to inspire your writing.

Smythson 2016/2017 Mid Year Soho Diary, £230

With all those royal engagements to attend, it’s no wonder the Queen needs a chic diary to organise her days. This stunning pale yellow notebook makes for an elegant addition to any desk.

 Twinings The Regal Loose Tea Gift Set, £28.50

Is there anything more quintessentially British than a good cuppa? Twinings has always held prestige as the royal supplier of tea, and we think this gorgeous gift box featuring nutty chocolate flavoured Assam tea would go down a storm at the Queen’s traditional Afternoon Tea.

 Rigby & Peller Primadonna Aria Body Phantom Green, £175.95

The Queen clearly has the finest taste in foods AND fashion – just head to Rigby & Peller, her official supplier of underwear, and see what we mean. The company were granted a Royal Warrant in 1960 for their high-quality garments are tailored to personal measurements.

Thomas Lyte Silver-Plated Star Trinklet Box, £15

With all the priceless jewellery Her Majesty owns, beautiful silver trinket boxes must be in high demand at Windsor Castle. To turn your home into a palace, shop at Thomas Lyte for simple and elegant storage solutions and homeware items.

 Yardley London English Lavender EDT, £7

She may be incredibly wealthy, but even the Queen loves a bargain! This iconic fragrance was recently ordered by Her Majesty, and for just £7 a bottle, you can get a taste of royal life without breaking the bank.

Barbour Classic Beadnell Wax Jacket in Olive, £199

For well-fitting, classic outerwear, Barbour jackets are one style staple the royal family can’t do without. This Beadnell Wax jacket is ideal to protect the Queen from the elements whilst she’s walking her adorable corgis.

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