The Queen's Bra Fitter Loses Contract After Tell-All Book

Queen Princess Diana Rigby & Peller

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.

The 82-year-old former bra fitter did not submit a copy of her book to the palace before publishing because she didn't think it was necessary.

The decision to withdraw the coveted business honor from the London-based company came after the woman entrusted with the task of fitting out the Queen took to print. I've never said one single word every time I've been about the Queen, ' she said. It's disgusting and a real shock.

While the company has held the United Kingdom royal warrant since 1960, she only took over the role in the 1980s.

She said: "It is very sad for me that they didn't like it and I'm finding that very hard to accept". We thought it was a lovely, colourful life story. She was surprised at the response as, in her mind, "The book doesn't contain anything naughty". "She is not disloyal".

The royal family is in the public eye near-constantly. This has actually destroyed her.

Mrs Kenton said losing the warrant "absolutely killed" her and that she regrets "not being wise enough" to omit mention of the royals in her autobiography.

Mrs Kenton enjoyed a rags to riches story, starting off on a clothes still in Brixton Market.

Rigby & Peller received the Royal Warrant in 1960. Ms Kenton quoted the Queen Mother as saying.

In addition to the Royals, the brand has a number of high-profile clients including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian.


However, the former owner of the lingerie company, June Kenton, made a move that did not sit well with the monarch.

Kenton, who bought Rigby & Peller for £20,000 in 1982 with husband Harold, sold a majority stake in it for £8m. There was no great personal detail included, yet somehow it's been portrayed to be a kiss and tell like Paul Burrell did on Diana.

What has Buckingham Palace said?

The loss of the royal warrant was confirmed by the Royal Warrant Holders Association on Tuesday (9 January).

"This has all deeply hurt my mother, particularly the way it was done". But Queen Elizabeth II still managed to get her own way. And after all these years of giving such unbelievable service. We are not attacking the Royal Family, we just find it all so odd. It was a dead cut off - and that is so sad for my mum at her age.

There are now about 800 holders representing a cross-section of trade and industry. "I'm proud of my life and what I've achieved and I simply want to share that".

Kenton said she had been told by Buckingham Palace six months ago that they "didn't like the book" and she should no longer have a royal warrant.

Rigby & Peller has held the royal warrant since 1960.

The Royal Warrant Holders Association said it does not comment on decisions regarding individual Royal Warrants or companies.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Facebook plans major changes to news feed
He teased the upcoming change by saying one of the goals is "making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent". Last week, Zuckerberg said his resolution for 2018 was to "fix" the social network he co-founded.

Five guy: Sharks' Burns headed back to NHL All-Star Game
This season, Pietrangelo has collected 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) and a plus-15 rating through 41 games. Burns had a combined 151 points the last two seasons, including 76 last season, a team record for a defenseman.

Officials react to Alabama Toyota-Mazda plant announcement
These states generally have good transportation infrastructure, business-friendly regulators and anti-union politicians. Many automakers have announced expansions of facilities or new jobs but no other new US auto plants have been announced.

Trump answers question about possible Mueller interview by attacking Hillary Clinton
Asked in recent press conference whether he would do an interview with Mr Mueller, the President quickly switched topics. Democrats said Trump is trying to block the investigation, citing his call to Republicans to "take control" of it.

Secret Zuma Satellite Rumored to Be Lost
SpaceX says its rocket did the job Sunday, even as rumors swirl that the satellite on board was lost shortly after launch. On its website, SpaceX says it has more than 70 upcoming missions on its launch manifest, which could take several years.

Japanese astronaut apologises for 'fake news' of height increase
Kanai, who is also a doctor and on his first space mission, seemed surprised himself, even concerned by the initial measurement. Kanai soon followed up his announcement with his concerns that he might not be able to fit in a seat on his flight home .

More than 60% who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study says
At least two-thirds of those who try cigarettes go on to become daily smokers, even if only temporarily, research suggests. Most of the people who are now addicted to smoking are the ones who started off with "what harm could one cigarette do".

Kevin De Bruyne would welcome Alexis Sanchez's arrival at Manchester City
City, who are 15 points clear at the summit, return to Premier League action with a tough trip to Liverpool on Sunday. It has been a tough period for four months now. 'We are still in negotiations, ' he added.

Packers to name Pettine defensive coordinator
Pettine's scheme, like Ryan's, is rooted in a 3-4 system that relies heavily on press man cornerbacks and myriad blitzes. The expectation is that the Green Bay Packers will hire the former Browns head coach to serve as defensive coordinator.

Trump to Attend Davos, White House Says
Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House to depart by Marine One, in Washington, DC, USA, 16 June 2017. Trump's inauguration, becoming the first Chinese leader to mingle with the corporate and media crowd in the mountain village.

Donald Trump says he would 'beat Oprah' in presidency battle
Despite all this, she praised Oprah's message and echoed: "Let's all come together, women and men, and say Time's Up ". Oprah Winfrey did more than just stir emotions last night (Jan. 7) at the Golden Globes .

'Roseanne' reboot to depict a family 'divided by politics' under Trump
Tim Allen (right) played played Mike Baxter who is also politically conservative on the canceled show " Last Man Standing ". But it was Roseanne Barr's personal politics that dominated the conversation.

John Dickerson Set to Replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'
Rhodes said in his memo that he'll be in Washington later this week to begin the process of finding Dickerson's replacement there. John said, "On the campaign trail I've collected complements about CBS This Morning's commitment to the news for years now.

Vivo is the first Smartphone Manufacturer to use Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner
This year, the smartphone company is ready to launch its final product Consumer Electronic Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas. These fingerprint sensors can be embedded inside the display and will be scratch-proof as well waterproof.

Alligators, encased in ice, endure North Carolina's cold snap
That's why, when a North Carolina park featuring gators froze over in recent days, they can be seen seemingly stuck in the ice. And, when the weather warmed up, the alligators went right back to sunbathing to increase their internal body temperatures.

Other news