Big Boob: Lingerie Company that Supplies UK Monarch Stripped of Royal Warrant

Queen's Elizabeth's favored bra shop loses privileges over former owner's book

Queen's Elizabeth's favored bra shop loses privileges over former owner's book

Rigby & Peller, the official lingerie supplier to the Queen, lost the prestigious title after the brand's former owner wrote a book which included details about fitting Her Majesty, as well as working with other members of the Royal Family.

Kenton, who transformed Rigby & Peller into a global retailer after acquiring it for £20,000 ($27,000) in 1982, also explained how Princess Diana had accepted posters of models in lingerie for her sons William and Harry for them to bring to Eton college.

The lingerie firm had held the royal licence since 1960, but it was withdrawn after June Kenton wrote a memoir about her work, titled Storm in a D-Cup.

Buckingham Palace said: "In respect of royal warrants, we never comment on individual companies". 29 years later she sold her stake for £8million, the Daily Mail reported.

Russell Tanguay, director of warrants at the Royal Warrant Holders Association, confirmed on Wednesday that the Knightsbridge-based retailer had lost its warrant.

An upmarket lingerie brand has been stripped of its Royal Warrant after almost six decades.

The Royal Warrant Holders Association said it does not comment on decisions regarding individual Royal Warrants or companies.

The bra-fitter described carrying out bra-fittings with the Queen, stating that royal was half-dressed and her famous corgis were present at the time.

"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. "The book doesn't contain anything naughty", she continued.

Insisting it was a sweet story of a corsetiere, Mrs Kenton said: "I probably should have submitted it to them but I didn't think anything would be required".

"I'm coming towards the end of my life, I'm 82, so it is what it is, there is nothing I can do".

"Shall I tell you what I do?" she was quoted as saying. "I pretend to listen to Margaret and then, once she has gone, I order what I want".

Kenton has told reporters she never discusses what happens in a fitting room, though the book does recount her first meeting with the monarch and her trepidation about being ushered into the royal bedroom.

Rigby & Peller has now had to remove the royal coat of arms from its store front and website, following a "grace period" granted to them for long-service to the Queen.

Harrods chose not to apply to have their warrant renewed in 2000 when Mohamed al-Fayed made a decision to end the store's links to the royal family following the death of his son, Dodi, and Princess Diana.

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