Fortnum & Mason granted two Royal Warrants

Fortnum & Mason, the luxury department store, has been granted two royal warrants, one from King Charles III and one from Queen Camilla

Fortnum and Mason royal warrantFortnum & Mason, the luxury department store known for its food, drinks and gifts, has been awarded with two Royal Warrants, Buckingham Palace has announced. The first one comes from Queen Camilla and the other from King Charles III. 

A Royal Warrant is an honour that is granted for up to five years, and is a way to award recognition to companies for providing goods or services to the monarch. These companies are also allowed to use the coat of arms of the royal they are associated with on the packaging for advertising.

Fortnum & Mason have had a long history with the monarchy. It was founded in 1707 by William Fortnum, who was a footman to Queen Anne, and has served the royal family for over three centuries ever since.King Charles Fortnum and Mason royal warrantsSpeaking about the honour, Kate Hobhouse, the chairman of Fortnum & Mason reflected on this “exceptionally proud moment in our 317 year history”, expressing that these grants will enable them to celebrate the talents of the many skilled producers, artisans, and crafts people that Fortnum’s works with daily.

“We are overjoyed to have been recognised by His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen, by the granting of these two Royal Warrants,” said Kate.

“To receive a Royal Warrant in 2024 requires a rigorous focus on acting for a sustainable future, supporting the country’s rural and farming communities and protecting the arts and heritage crafts, all things that are very close to our hearts at Fortnum’s,” she added.King Charles III and Queen CamillaThis is the first time Queen Camilla has ever granted Royal Warrants. Apart from Fortnum & Mason, she also awarded Royal Warrants to London wine merchants Corney & Barrow, chemist DR Harris & Co, stationery and office equipment supplier Frank Smythson and jeweller Wartski.

Other organisations that have received or retained a Royal Warrant this year include luxury jewellery brands like Cartier, Garrard & Co and Mappin & Webb, car manufacturers Aston Martin Lagonda, Bentley, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover and fashion houses like Burberry.

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