Business: Royal Warrants

The right to display the royal arms of the United Kingdom over the words "By Appointment to His Majesty" is granted to a select few tradesmen who must have served the King or Queen for three years before applying for the privilege. Since George VI has been King for only two years, his warrants are still rare. He has granted them to 34 and Queen Elizabeth to 31 personal suppliers who served them before they reached the throne. George V issued about 1,000 (he had nine bakers, twelve grocers, eleven chemists).* Altogether, including those granted by Edward VIII, there are about...

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