The Royal seal of success: From tea to perfume, holders of the Royal Warrant ...
So we did, but word came back that “Mother”, as he referred to her, didn’t like our writing paper. So we changed it, from dull cream and brown to white with a pink border. ‘Then we had to fight the Lord Chamberlain, who suggested Clarence House didn’t spend enough money with Prestat to merit a Royal Warrant.
According to Billy, the Queen Mother said, “How many chocolates do I have to eat?” Her point was she seldom had to buy them herself – because her friends gave them to her as they knew they were her favourite.
‘I met the Queen at the Royal Warrant Holders’ Christmas fair at Buckingham Palace two years ago. She said our chocolates were very popular around the Palace. They’re given as gifts to visiting heads of state and are placed in their suites, and they used to travel the world on the Royal Yacht Britannia.
‘We send the Queen a large Easter egg every year,’ Crean admits. ‘In days gone by, the previous owner would write, very formally, “May I beg the pleasure of laying an egg before you...”