1 The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Price of Wales can all grant royal warrants, a mark of recognition to companies who have supplied goods or services to them for at least five years.
2 Mohammed Al Fayed burned Harrods’ royal warrants, first granted in 1913, because he believed they were cursed.
3 Benson & Hedges had its royal warrant revoked in 1999 “due to a lack of demand in royal households”.
4 During the Queen’s historic visit to the Republic of Ireland last year, Diageo hosted a Guinness pulling demonstration. Her Majesty declined to sample the national drink but photographers caught Price Phillip taking a second glance.
5 High street brands have seen sales soar following their association with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who favours labels including Reiss, Jigsaw, Whistles, LK Bennett and Zara. (more…)