Official Approval: 10 Businesses That Have the Royal Stamp of Approval
It is safe to assume the British royal family endorses safe and quality products. It displays its approval by giving manufacturing companies a royal warrant as a form of quality assurance. Over 500 companies have had the privileged to receive the royal warrant.
Royal warrants are given when royal family members use a product consistently for at least five years. Here are ten companies that have been lucky to receive the honor.
Hunter Boots: Tailored for Royalty
Hunter Boots’ Wellington model are handmade and the preference of the British royals. The UK footwear company was founded in 1856. The company holds royal warrants as the supplier of waterproof boots which serves the royals especially well during rainy seasons.
Hunter was granted royal rights in 1986 by the late Queen Elizabeth II and HRH, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Cartier: Jewelry Fit For a Royal
The House of Cartier is famous for being luxurious and beautiful. The company was established 1847 in Paris by Louis-Francois Cartier. The renowned jeweler make pieces of adornment with precious stones, especially diamonds.
In 1904, the company was issued a royal warrant by Kind Edward VI, who ordered 27 tiaras for his coronation in 1902 and since then, it has been one of the go-to places for British royals to purchase pieces of jewelry. One popular Cartier piece is the Halo Tiara worn by Princess Kate on her wedding day.
Elizabeth Arden Beauty Brand: A Queen Favorite
Elizabeth Arden is known for producing luxury skincare, fragrances, and makeup products. The company was established 1910 in New York, and has had its beauty products endorsed by the British royal family for over 50 years.
The royal warrant was given to Cartier in 1962. The late Queen Elizabeth II – who was a fan of bold lip colors, especially pink – can be seen in some public appearances touching up her lips with the Elizabeth Arden brand.
Coca-Cola: Official Soft Drink of Royalty
This may not come as a surprise, considering how popular the Coca-Cola brand is. The company was established in 1902 in Georgia. The beverage manufacturer is also the owner of the popular Schweppes brand, which got its own royal warrant in 1836.
This makes Coca-Cola the holder of two royal warrants. Coca-Cola products are one of the Queen’s favorites and the company has long been supplying products to the royal household.
Samsung: Electronics for Royal Establishments
Samsung is the first of its kind to be awarded the honor of the royal warrant. The company, established in 1969 in South Korea, is popular for quality electronic products such as televisions, mobile phones, air conditioners, humidifiers, etc.
Samsung was granted the royal warrant in 2012 and has supplied about 100 televisions and audio-visual appliances to the royal household.
Weetabix: A Royal Pantry Staple
Weetabix is believed to be a favorite choice of the late Queen when it comes to breakfast cereals. The company was established in 1932 in the UK by Bennison Osbourne and Malcolm MacFarlane.
The late Elizabeth II loved her cereal and kept in a plastic container, as she believed doing so keeps the cereal fresher for longer. The company was given the royal warrant in 1973.
Jaguar Land Rover: The Official Vehicle for Coronation Festivals
Land Rovers are believed to be one of the Late Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite car brands. The late Queen had been driving Land Rovers before she became coronated and has about 30 in total.
The company was established in 1922 in the UK and received its royal warrant in 1951. It holds three warrants from the late Queen and Prince consort to the newly coronated King Charles. Jaguar Land Rover is also the official vehicle partner for coronation festivals.
The Hardy Brothers: Gold Plated Cups
The Hardy Brothers are the only Australian jewelers to be lucky enough to hold a royal warrant. They have been serving the British royals since King George V and were responsible for making the first King’s Cup in 1927.
The 18-carat gold cup was used at the king’s racehorse competition. The trophy brand was awarded the royal warrant in 1929, and since then has been utilized by the British Royal family to this day.
The Goring Hotel: A Five-Star Royal Choice
The Goring has been a standing favorite of the royal family for decades. The luxury five-star hotel was established in 1910 near Buckingham Palace in London. The hotel has accommodated many prominent figures around the world, with the British royals being its most loyal customer.
Kate Middleton was lodged in the hotel around the time of her wedding to Prince William. The hotel was granted a royal warrant in 2013 and is the only establishment in the service industry to receive one.
Armitage Pet: Products For The Royal Corgis
The late Queen Elizabeth II is widely famous for her love of Corgis and owns about 30 of this dog breed. When your owner is the late Queen Elizabeth II, you are sure to receive the best treatment there is.
The Queen patronizes Armitage pet products. It produces pet accessories as well as healthy and tasty treats for pets and were honored with a royal warrant in 1976.