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Royal warrant

Royal warrants of appointment have been issued for centuries to tradespeople who supply goods or services to a royal court or certain royal personages. The royal warrant enables the supplier to advertise the fact that they supply to the issuer of the royal warrant, so lending prestige to the supplier. Royal families of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden, among others, allow tradesmen to advertise royal patronage.

Suppliers holding a royal warrant charge for the goods and services supplied; a royal warrant does not imply that suppliers provide goods and services free of charge. Royal warrants are typically advertised on company hoardings, letter-heads and products by displaying the coat of arms or the heraldic badge of the royal personage issuing the royal warrant. Warrants granted by British royal personages usually bear the phrase "By Appointment to…" followed by the title and name of the royal customer, and then what goods are provided; no other details of what is supplied may be given.

Currently ruling households

Belgium

Royal warrant holders of the Court of Belgium

See Fournisseur breveté de la Cour de Belgique (French)

Denmark

Purveyors to the Royal Danish Court

Main article: List of Purveyors to the Court of Denmark

Japan

Purveyors to the Japanese Imperial Household Agency; after World War II, the permission system was abolished, but purveyors still exist today.

Monaco

High Patronage of the Monaco Royal Family

  • Chocolaterie de Monaco – chocolates
  • British Theatre Season, Monaco – theatre
  • Lexus – Automobiles

Netherlands

Purveyors to the Dutch Court

The status 'purveyor to the court' (hofleverancier) is awarded to small and medium sized businesses that have existed for at least 100 years, and who have a good reputation regionally.[1] They need not actually supply goods to the court. The status is renewable every 25 years. At present there are at least 387 companies who can hold this status.[2]

For large, multinational, enterprises and for non-governmental organizations the use of the designation koninklijke or royal can be awarded.[3] These enterprises are also allowed to incorporate a crown in their logo. Examples are KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Royal Dutch Shell, Royal Philips Electronics, and KPN.

Sweden

Main article: List of Purveyors to the Court of Sweden

Thailand

Main article: Royal Warrant of Appointment (Thailand)

United Kingdom

Main article: Royal Warrant of Appointment (United Kingdom)

Historical ruling households

Austria-Hungary

See K.u.k. Hoflieferant (German)


Bavaria

Purveyors to the Court of Bavaria

See Liste bayerischer Hoflieferanten (German)
  • FA Ackermanns Kunstverlag – art publishing (1879)
  • Eilles – coffee and tea (1873)
  • Farina Gegenüber – eau de Cologne to Ludwig II (1872)
  • Fr. Ant. Prantl – printing and leather goods (1797)

Brazil

Purveyors to the Brazilian Imperial Family

France

Purveyors to the Court of France

Italy

Purveyors to the Italian Royal Family

  • Acqua di Biella – eau de Cologne to Umberto I (1878)
  • Ballarino (Cavour) – jewellery to S.A.R. the Prince Amedeo of Savoy, patent n° 01/07
  • Baratti & Milano (Turin) – sweets
  • Bianchi – cars
  • Caffarel (Turin) – chocolate
  • Caraceni (Milan) – clothes
  • Fratelli Carli (Imperia) – olive oil
  • Farina Gegenüber – eau de Cologne to King Vittorio Emanuele II (1876)
  • Florio (Marsala) – wine
  • Gancia – wine
  • Gentilini (Roma) - food (biscuits)
  • Marinella (Naples) – ties
  • Martini & Rossi – liquor
  • Musy, Padre & Figli (Turin) – jewellery
  • Pernigotti – chocolate
  • Petochi (Rome) – jewellery
  • Prada (Milan) – leather goods, trunks and clothes
  • Saiwa - food (biscuits)
  • Sperlari – food (biscuits)
  • Steinway & Sons – pianos
  • Luigi Borrelli (Naples) - clothing

Ottoman Empire

Purveyors to the sultans of the Ottoman Empire

Portugal

Purveyors to the Portuguese Royal Family

  • Farina Gegenüber – eau de Cologne to Luís I (1866)

Prussia

Purveyors to the Court of Prussia

See Liste preußischer Hoflieferanten (German)

Romania

Purveyors to the Romanian Royal House

  • Farina Gegenüber – eau de Cologne to Carol I (1881)
  • Steinway & Sons – pianos
  • M. Welte & Söhneorchestrions, reproducing pianos (1894, 1910)
  • Murfatlar SA – wines to Michael (2003)
  • Frottirex – bath towels and bedding to Michael (2005)
  • Doina Levintza – clothing and accessories to Michael (2005)
  • Dan Coma – clothing and accessories to Michael (2005)
  • Halewood International – Rhein extra sparkling wines to Michael (2006)
  • SC Transavia SA – chicken meat to Michael (2005)
  • Principal Company SASalonta sausage products to Michael (2007)
  • Biborţeni – mineral water to Michael (2008)
  • Carol Parc Hotel – Hotelier and catering services (2011)
  • RUE DU PAIN - Boulangerie Artisanale – bakery, pastry and confectionery products (2011)

Russia

Purveyors to the Russian Imperial Family

Yugoslavia

Royal Warrant Holders of the Yugoslav court

  • Sljeme (company) (Zagreb) – trunks and leather goods since 1931

References

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