The former owner of a luxury British bra maker that supplied lingerie to Queen Elizabeth says the company lost its royal warrant after she wrote a book disclosing details of fittings at Buckingham Palace.
Rigby & Peller has been held a royal warrant from the monarchy since 1960, well before Kenton and her husband bought the company for 20,000 pounds in 1982.
Now although the book was not meant to cause offence or hurt to the royal family, the company has been removed from its post and June Kenton spoke to the Telegraph describing her upset when the news broke.
The upmarket underwear brand, which now operates stores in the USA and the Middle East, lost the coveted honour previous year, shortly after its founder June Kenton published her autobiography, Storm in a D Cup, in March.
"Rigby & Peller is deeply saddened by this decision and is not able to elaborate further on the cancellation out of respect for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Warrant Holders Association", the company said in statement.More news: Georgia in US Senate Democrats Report
Buckingham Palace told i it never comments on individual companies in respect of Royal Warrants.
They owned Rigby & Peller for 29 years, and Ms Kenton stayed on the board after selling their majority stake in 2011.
Russel Tanguay, the director of royal warrants at the Royal Warrants Holders Association, confirmed to the Express that Rigby & Peller lost its royal warrant - i.e., its right to advertise itself as a royal supplier - in mid-2017.
An upmarket lingerie brand has been stripped of its Royal Warrant after almost six decades.More news: Putin Says Kim Jong-Un 'Won This Round' Against Donald Trump
While the company has held the United Kingdom royal warrant since 1960, she only took over the role in the 1980s.
Kenton began working for the Queen in the early 1980s as her official "corsetiere"; she also worked for Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother.
Rigby & Peller said: "The royal household warrants committee has made a decision to cancel the royal warrant granted to Rigby & Peller and Mrs June Kenton". It's just upsetting at the end of my life, but what can I do. "I'm proud of my life and what I've achieved and I simply want to share that".
Luxury department store Harrods lost its royal warrant in 2000, after its owner Mohamed al Fayed accused the royals of masterminding the 1997 auto crash that killed Diana and his son Dodi.More news: Sam's Club stores abruptly close
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