does a business qualify for a Royal Warrant?
By supplying products or services on a regular basis to: The Queen,
The Duke of Edinburgh or The Prince of
Wales – for not less than five years.
Suppliers to The Prince of Wales also have to demonstrate that
they have a sustainable environmental policy and action plan.
is eligible for a Royal Warrant?
Royal Warrants are only issued to tradesmen.
The professions (eg bankers, solicitors, accountants), employment
agencies, party planners, government departments, the media, or ‘places
of refreshment or entertainment’ do not qualify.
benefits does a Royal Warrant bestow?
receive a handsome Royal Warrant document and the right to display the
appropriate Royal Arms/Badge on their advertising, premises, packaging,
stationery and vehicles in accordance with The Lord Chamberlain's Rules.
Does the Royal Warrant
carry any restrictions?
Holders may not disclose details of the goods or services they provide
– except as described in the wording or legend beneath the Royal
Arms, eg. ‘By Appointment........Outfitters to HM The Queen’.
having a Royal Warrant mean that the products or services supplied are the
it only means they are the preferred product or service.
Do Warrant holding firms
provide their products or services free?
business is conducted on a strictly commercial basis.
What does a Royal Warrant
It is simply a recognition. It
cannot be bought or sold.
the Royal Family only obtain products or services from Royal Warrant
Purchases are made from other sources.
Why might a company or
individual lose a Royal Warrant?
The quality of the product or service is not up to standard.
The product or service is no longer manufactured or available.
The goods or services are no longer required, or orders have
The business stops trading.
The firm goes into liquidation or is declared bankrupt.
There is a significant change in the control or ownership of the
Royal Warrant holding firm.
How many are cancelled
20 and 40 – and a similar number of new ones are granted.
What happens to a company
or individual when a Royal Warrant is cancelled?
allowed 12 months to alter their packaging and stationery and remove the
Royal Arms from their vehicles and buildings.
many companies or individuals have all four Warrants?
happens when the Grantor dies?
Royal Warrant is cancelled five years after the Grantor’s death.
During this period the wording maybe changed to “By Appointment to
view of the Government and EC policy on tobacco advertising do any tobacco
companies have Royal Warrants?
- Cigarettes and cigars are purchased only to offer
official visitors – many of whom smoke.
How many Warrants are
800, but it changes almost weekly
many Warrant Holders belong to the Royal Warrant Holders Association?