Queen's bra-fitter stripped of royal warrant after revelations

Angelo Anderson
January 11, 2018

Russell Tanguay, director of warrants at the Royal Warrant Holders Association, confirmed on Tuesday that Rigby & Peller had lost its warrant and would no longer be able to display the royal coat of arms on any promotional material or shop signs.

The reason behind the brands contract termination with the royal family comes after their head stylist June Kenton released a tell-all book called Storm in a D-Cup - basically the book discusses the bra fittings and ongoing shenanigans while working with the queen, Princess Diana and Princess Margaret.

Kenton wrote that the Queen Mother told her Princess Margaret would try and interfere in her choice of hats, but that she would just ignore her advice.

Rigby & Peller, a high-end lingerie company, held the royal warrant for 57 years.

Mrs Kenton, from Bushey in Hertfordshire, bought Rigby & Peller with her husband in 1982 for £20,000 before selling a majority stake in 2011 for £8 million.

Kenton described her first bra-fitting session with a half-dressed Queen Elizabeth in the 1980s and recounted a personal anecdote told by the monarch's mother, the Queen Mother, British media reported.

She also revealed that Diana, Princess of Wales used to accept posters of lingerie and swim models for Prince William and Harry to put up on their walls at Eton.

Luxury department store Harrods lost its royal warrant in 2000, after its owner Mohamed al Fayed accused the royals of masterminding the 1997 auto crash that killed Diana and his son Dodi.

Now the lingerie company has been forbidden to display the royal coat of arms and has been stripped of its royal warrant.

"However, the company will continue to provide an exemplary and discreet service to its clients".

"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. "She's wonderful. I mean, don't you think she's incredible?" "I can't fight with Buckingham Palace and I wouldn't want to", she said.

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

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