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


Rigby & Peller, the luxury brand that created lingerie for the Queen, has lost its royal warrant after former owner published a book featuring details about royal fittings.

Ms Kenton said her memoir was meant to celebrate the success of the business and share its lessons with her children and grandchildren.

In the book she made several references to interactions with the Royal family, unaware of the rules governing the release of information on private meetings with them.

She also discussed details regarding the Queen Mother's encounters with Princess Margaret and their disagreements on hats, quoting the Queen Mother as saying "I pretend to listen to Margaret and then, once she has gone, I order what I want".

Lingerie retailer Rigby & Peller in Knightsbridge, London. Per the Royal Warrant Holders Association's Web site, companies who have supplied the royal family with goods or services for at least five out of seven years can apply for a warrant.

Describing herself as "the UK's leading boobologist" in one account to help promote the book, she noted that "even the grandest ladies need to be well-supported" and described giving the half-dressed monarch a first bra fitting.

However, Kenton did write about how she gave Princess Diana's sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, swimwear posters to put in their rooms during their time in school while supplying Diana with lingerie.

Mrs Kenton bought the lingerie company with her husband in 1982 for £20,000 (US$27,000) before selling a majority stake in 2011 for £8 million (US$10.8 million).

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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".

The Queen has reportedly sacked her bra-fitter of 57 years.

Buckingham Palace said: 'In respect of Royal Warrants, we never comment on individual companies'.

'This is hard for me to say, but I don't want her to go with this, ' she said.

Its director June Kenton released a tell-all book in March a year ago called Storm in a D Cup, detailing her working relationship with the family.

The Royal Warrant Holders Association said companies were granted a window in which to remove the royal coat of arms. It's just upsetting at the end of my life, but what can I do. She also claimed that there was "no dilly-dallying" in their relationship and that the Queen was "gorgeous".

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