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If you've ever wondered which beauty products adorn the palace bathrooms, the Royal Warrant Holders Association is a good place to start.
- A Royal Warrant is official recognition of a brand supplying goods to the households of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and/or the Prince of Wales
- According to the Royal Warrant Holders Association, there are only a handful of beauty brands that currently hold the accolade
- In other royal news (opens in new tab), the Queen gives glimpse at unseen pictures of great grandchildren George, Charlotte and Louis (opens in new tab)
Ever wondered which beauty brands stock the bathrooms of Buckingham Palace? While we sometimes get wind of a royally-approved beauty product – like this £7.99 nail polish brand the Queen and Duchess Catherine both love (opens in new tab) – a Royal Warrant is the only official recognition of Her Majesty's approval. This permits a brand to advertise that they provide goods to the Royal Family.
Which beauty brands hold a Royal Warrant?
Companies can apply for a royal warrant once they have supplied the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh or Prince of Wales goods for at least five of the last seven years, including the 12 months before they apply. Only the Queen can grant the prestigious seal of approval, however.
A royal warrant is granted for up to five years, after which time a brand must reapply. So, which beauty brands currently hold the iconic seal of approval? Keep reading to find out.
This iconic and historic beauty brand has held a Royal Warrant for more than 55 years and Her Majesty is reportedly a big fan of this Elizabeth Arden best seller (opens in new tab). The Queen also likes the brand's Beautiful Colour Lipsticks, according to HELLO!.
Clarins has so many iconic skincare and make-up products – Beauty Flash Balm, Double Serum, Multi Active Night Cream – that we can totally understand why the Queen would be a fan. Fun fact: the Queen actually commissioned the brand to create a shade of lipstick to match her coronation robes for her ceremony in 1953. What an honour!
Known for so many classic soaps, lotions and potions, British brand Molton Brown was granted its Royal Warrant in 2013. According to Allure, there's a bottle of the Orange & Bergamot Hand Wash and Lotion in every bathroom at Balmoral Castle. Fancy!
Molton Brown Orange and Bergamot Fine Liquid Hand Wash, £20, Feelunique (opens in new tab)
The British fragrance brand currently holds a royal warrant for both the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales under Manufacturers of Toilet Requisites. According to Esquire, Prince Philip is a fan of the scents Blenheim Bouquet and Hammam Bouquet.
J Floris Ltd was first granted a Royal Warrant all the way back in 1820, supplying combs for King George IV. The brand now holds a Perfumers warrant for Queen Elizabeth and as Manufacturers of Toilet Preparations for the Prince of Wales.
How many of these iconic brands are in your own bathroom cabinet?
Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week. During her career she's interviewed some seriously famous faces, from Little Mix to Drag Race royalty The Vivienne, as well as chatting to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists.
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