Queen Elizabeth's Bra Fitter 'Rigby & Peller' Loses Royal Title

A company which supplied lingerie to the Queen has lost its royal warrant over a book which revealed details of royal bra fittings. AGENCIES

A company which supplied lingerie to the Queen has lost its royal warrant over a book which revealed details of royal bra fittings. AGENCIES

Kenton began working for the Queen in the early 1980s as her official "corsetiere"; she also worked for Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother.

The Monarch decides who is able to grant a royal warrant.

Royal warrants are issued to trades people and companies who regularly supply goods or services to the monarchy with many considering it to be one of the highest business accolades in the UK.

Mrs Kenton enjoyed a rags to riches story, starting off on a clothes still in Brixton Market.

"Shall I tell you what I do?" she was quoted as saying.

"I'm very sad Buckingham Palace took exception to the story - it's a kind and gentle story about what went on in my life", said Keller, according to the BBC.

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She did however stay on the firm's board and continued to fit the Queen's bras at Buckingham Palace.

After losing the royal warrant granted to favoured suppliers, the luxury underwear brand must now remove all signs of the royal coat of arms from its seven London stores.

In addition, she mentioned that rumors that Princess Diana accepted posters of models in lingerie for her sons Prince William and Prince Harry.

She went on: "I've been honourable throughout my life - it's unbelievable they don't like the book, there's nothing in it that they could remotely be upset about".

But apparently, the Queen didn't want people to know that her corgis were in the room while she was half-dressed. "That's between you and the customer".

Her daughter added: 'My mother would never have done anything to slate the Royal Family, ever.

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"The Philip/Harrods case suggests that removal of a Royal warrant is the Royal person's equivalent of expressing publicly his or her serious displeasure - an outlet that they do not have in many other public forums".

In 1982 she bought struggling Rigby & Peller which, despite its royal warrant, was in dire financial straits.

What has Buckingham Palace said?


The company was not available for comment Thursday.

She also claimed to have given Princess Diana fittings.

"However, the company will continue to provide an exemplary and discreet service to its clients". Currently, these companies are granted warrants for up to five years by either the Queen, Prince Philip, or Prince Charles.

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She began providing bespoke undergarments to the Queen in 1960, but the royal warrant didn't automatically pass to the Kentons on buying Rigby & Peller; June had to earn it.

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