Royal history lesson: Every monarch for the past several centuries—including Queen Elizabeth—has put their official stamp of approval on a handful of their favorite items. This distinction is known as a Royal Warrant, which is given to companies that the king or queen deem to be suitable suppliers. The warrant holders are allowed to advertise their royal status for everyone to see, giving them a definitive edge over their competitors. However, there are several requirements that a brand needs to qualify (let alone be selected), like maintaining business with the royal family for at least five years.
Since there’s no limit on how many royal warrants can be issued, it’s difficult to keep track of what’s been approved. Here, our favorite picks from the extensive list of brands, as well as two companies that—*gasp*—had their royal warrant revoked.