The Queen’s bra-fitter has been stripped of its royal warrant after leaking details from inside Buckingham Palace. Lingerie company Rigby & Peller, which has held the royal warrant since 1960, said it was “deeply saddened” by the Royal Household Warrants Committee’s decision to cancel it. June Kenton, head of the London-based firm, published Storm In A D Cup in March last year which revealed details of her working relationship with the Queen, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.
It is not clear whether the two events are linked and Buckingham Palace said it did not “comment on individual companies”.
Rigby & Peller said in a statement: “The Royal Household Warrants Committee has decided to cancel the royal warrant granted to Rigby & Peller and Mrs. June Kenton.
Rigby & Peller is deeply saddened by this decision and is not able to elaborate further on the cancellation out of respect for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Warrant Holders Association. Queen pays tribute to Grenfell and terror victims in Christmas speech.
“However, the company will continue to provide an exemplary and discreet service to its clients.”
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 – although she remains on the board. It comes after newly-engaged American actress Meghan Markle, who is set to wed fiancé Prince Harry in May, deleted her social media accounts ahead of her entry into the royal family. Harry and Meghan will wed at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and after live in Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace, near to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.