Queen Elizabeth's bra specialist loses job after publishing tell-all book


Queen Elizabeth's bra specialist loses job after publishing tell-all book

Rigby & Peller, the British lingerie retailer that supplied lingerie to the Queen for 57 years, has been stripped of its royal warrant.

The upmarket underwear company that supplied lingerie to the Queen had its warrant scrapped after a tell-all book gave details of royal fittings.

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It also recalls fittings with Princess Diana, revealing she would take posters of lingerie and swimwear models for her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, to put up in their rooms at Eton College.

Royal warrants are the official mark given to suppliers to Britain's royal family and often offer a major commercial boost for companies.

"I never ever thought when I was writing the book that it would upset anyone", she told the Telegraph.

The brand was founded in London in 1939 by Gita Peller and Bertha Rigby. "I pretend to listen to Margaret and then, once she has gone, I order what I want". That's naughty, ' " she said in the interview.

Describing herself as "the UK's leading boobologist" in one account to help promote the book, she noted that "even the grandest ladies need to be well-supported" and described giving the half-dressed monarch a first bra fitting.

In purely news based terms however, the Royal bosom has been thrust into the public eye this afternoon as news emerged that Lizzie has broken ties with her specialist bra-fitter, Rigby & Peller.

"We never, ever have discussions of what we see in the fitting room", Ms Kenton said.

Kenton, who sold her majority stake in the firm in 2011 but continued to sit on the board of directors, said that the palace reaction to the book - which she describes as "gentle" - had been "horrible and a real shock".

Insisting it was a sweet story of a corsetiere, Mrs Kenton said: "I probably should have submitted it to them but I didn't think anything would be required".

"I'm coming towards the end of my life, I'm 82, so it is what is it, there is nothing I can do".

The Royal Warrant Holders Association has yet to respond to the BBC.

Other companies that have lost their royal warrant includes Carr's Table Water biscuits, simply because they are in lower demand at the palace, and Harrods, whose owner Mohamed al Fayed allegedly angered Prince Philip with comments about the auto crash in 1997 that killed Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed.



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