Shop safe in the knowledge that your purchases have the official royal seal of approval.

To be bestowed a Royal Warrant is to be given the ultimate seal of approval. Warrants have been issued since the 15th-century in recognition of those who supply goods to royalty – and right now, they can only be by appointment to The Queen or The Prince of Wales (Prince Philip’s expired in April 2021, while the Queen Mother’s became void in 2007, five years after her death). Right now, there are 850 individuals and companies in the distinguished position by being appointment either to HM or HRH. These are eight of our favourites.

Lock & Co


Lock & Co is the oldest milliner in the land, founded in 1676. Their hats have been worn by the likes of Admiral Lord Nelson, Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill – and, of course, innumerable members of the royal family.




Ettinger



Ettinger was founded in 1934 and is still family owned, these days run by Robert Ettinger. It is also one of the few remaining British luxury goods companies still manufacturing in the UK.




Barbour


Barbour is an English brand founded in 1894 in South Shields. To this day it remains a family business, though one with stores in over 40 countries worldwide.




Johnstons Of Elgin


Johnstons of Elgin has over two hundred years of experience in textile manufacturing. Since 1797, the company has produced outstanding woven products from the highest quality, natural fibres.




Turnbull & Asser


Founded in 1885, British shirt-maker Turnbull & Asser creates luxurious shirts and ties in its English workrooms. Priding itself on retaining talented craftspeople with traditional skills, it offers ready-to-wear, made-to-measure and bespoke shirts.




Halcyon Days Ltd


Halcyon Days was established in 1950. When the art of enamelling came to a terminal halt in the 1830s, they set about reviving the artisan craft. Halcyon Days is one of only fourteen companies in the world to hold all three Royal Warrants.




Burberry Limited


Burberry is a British luxury brand established in 1856 by Thomas Burberry. Renowned for its distinctive designs, it produces the finest clothing and accessories for women, men and children.




Cartier Ltd


Cartier was founded by Louis-Francois Cartier in Paris in 1847 and is regarded as of the most prestigious jewellers in the world. Cartier was first awarded a Royal Warrant in 1904 by King Edward VII.



By Lucy Abletshauser
May 2022

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.

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