Your furry friends deserve to eat as well as you do, right? After all, her doggy diet defines everything from her shiny coat and fresh breath to her energy and overall health.
Don’t Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles know it. They just granted a royal warrant (for the first time in 20 years, no less) to Lily’s Kitchen, an organic and eco-friendly pet food brand based out of the U.K.
Wait—what exactly is a royal warrant, you ask? It’s basically like a stamp of approval from the royal family. It signifies that they actually use the product in their own household. It also means that these brands can advertise that they have royal support.
Per the Royal Warrant Holders Association website, “A Royal Warrant of Appointment is a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the Households of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales for at least five years, and who have an ongoing trading arrangement. The Monarch decides who may grant Royal Warrants. These are known as the Grantors: HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.” You could say it’s a big deal.
So now we know that Charles and Camilla’s two rescue dogs Beth and Bluebell are feasting on delicacies like chicken and turkey casserole, fishy fish pie with peas, and slow-cooked lamb hotpot. Delish. According to the Lily’s Kitchen website, the ethical and sustainable-focused brand came about after founder and pet owner Henrietta Morrison started making dog food from scratch in her kitchen, using only natural, fresh ingredients. It’s currently only available in the U.K., but you can find similar organic pet products in the States by looking for the USDA’s “Organic” label.
According to Country Living U.K., Morrison said of the news, “We are incredibly proud to have been granted the Royal Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales and our tails simply haven’t stopped wagging since we found out!” We bet Beth and Bluebell feel the same.