Both distinguished histories and new technologies can be found among the 800 royal warrant holders
Berry Bros & Rudd
Established in 1698, first supplied wine to the royal family during George III’s reign and continues to do so until today. Berry holds two warrants, one for the Queen and one for the Prince of Wales
Warrant holder for 12 years, they also make equipment for stunt men and women, which has been used in films such as Superman and Lost in Space.
Firmin & Sons
Makers of insignia and buttons. One of the UK’s longest-established companies and first granted a warrant by George III in 1796. Currently holds two. It also makes parts of the ceremonial uniform of the Household Cavalry.
John Broadwood & Sons
The oldest piano company in the world. Mozart, Haydn and Chopin performed on the firm’s instruments and it was first granted a royal warrant by George II in 1740.
Powys-based suppliers of equine weighing equipment (below) which helps determine the fitness and health of the royal horses.
Tailors and kiltmakers to the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales. Produces famous Balmoral tartan, designed by Prince Albert, which can only be worn with permission from Her Majesty – and by the Queen’s Piper whose kilt is made in it.
Henry Poole & Co
One of several Savile Row tailors. Established in 1806, it has been granted royal warrants by numerous members of the royal family, from the Prince of Wales in 1863 and Queen Victoria in 1869 onwards. It was also granted imperial warrants by Napoleon III and Tsar Alexander II.
A more recent warrant holder. The business helped clear up the devastation caused by the 1992 fire at Windsor Castle and now handles the castle’s recycling and waste disposal.
The Buckinghamshire firm has held a royal warrant for the supply of computer software to the Duke of Edinburgh since 1984.