Queen's bra-fitter stripped of royal title after 'tell-all' book

Queen's bra-fitter stripped of royal title after 'tell-all' book

The posh company which supplies lingerie to the British Monarch has lost its royal status following publication of a book revealing intimate details surrounding royal bra fittings.

She also claimed that Princess Diana accepted posters of models wearing lingerie and swimwear for Prince William and Prince Harry to display in their Eton dorms.

Former owner June Kenton, now 82, spent more than 30 years as the official "corsetiere" to the royals before publishing her autobiography in March 2017.

Among other things, June Kenton's "Storm in a D Cup" revealed details of the Queen's private fittings and Kenton's interactions with Princess Diana.

The upmarket underwear brand, which now operates stores in the United States and the Middle East, lost the coveted honour past 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".

Buckingham Palace said it did not "comment on individual companies". She later sold off a majority stake in the company in 2011, but remains on the board.

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Rigby & Peller's United Kingdom office and Belgian parent company Van de Velde were unavailable for comment when contacted by Lingerie Insight.

She went on: "I've been honourable throughout my life - it's unbelievable they don't like the book, there's nothing in it that they could remotely be upset about".

"It is very sad for me that they didn't like it and I'm finding that very hard to accept".

Only around 800 companies have the right to use royal coats of arms on their products and business cards.

Companies can apply to the Royal Warrant Holders Association after they have supplied the royal household with goods or services for at least five years out of seven. "I'm proud of my life and what I've achieved and I simply want to share that".

Kenton has told reporters she never discusses what happens in a fitting room, though the book does recount her first meeting with the monarch and her trepidation about being ushered into the royal bedroom.

But the BBC understood that Prince Philip was angered by allegations made by owner Mohamed al Fayed accusing the Duke of masterminding the 1997 vehicle crash in Paris that killed Diana, Princess of Wales and his son Dodi.

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