Shop 8 fashion and beauty brands with royal warrants, the monarchy’s ultimate stamp of approval

These brands have the British monarchy’s ultimate stamp of approval.

Before the age of social media and influencers identifying an outfit within minutes, we didn’t have many ways of knowing which dressmakers, hatters or cosmetics companies were beloved by the royal family.

Enter the royal warrant.

In the 15th century, the British rulers started granting preferred brands a special designation that allowed them to use the royal arms in their trade — showing the public that the company’s goods were of royal favor — and that tradition has carried on through the years.

Royal warrant holders are permitted to “display the appropriate royal arms in their marketing materials,” William Hanson, British etiquette coach and director of The English Manner, tells Page Six Style, citing London department store Fortnum and Mason’s signature bags as an example.


Queen Elizabeth II granted numerous royal warrants over the course of her reign — including one to her favored outerwear brand, Barbour. David Hartley/Shutterstock

Holding a royal warrant is the ultimate sign of being a VIP (or VIB), and the designations are given by specific members of the family, with Hanson noting that “previous grantors have been Elizabeth II, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the Duke of Edinburgh.”

King Charles III “had a warrant when he was Prince of Wales,” and while Prince William currently can’t give his own warrant, the etiquette expert says that in time, the new Prince of Wales will most likely join his father in granting them; the King, meawhile, “will have a new warrant as monarch.”

What happens to the royal warrants handed out by Queen Elizabeth before her 2022 death?


Princess Diana and Prince Charles
Princess Diana was a fan of Hunter, another brand holding a royal warrant. Getty Images

While these businesses may display their insignia until 2024, Hanson says it’s unclear what comes next.

“Some may get new warrants from the King, especially if they had one of Charles’ warrants when he was Prince of Wales; others may just lose out and be warrant-less,” he tells us.

Below, explore (and shop) a few brands that possess the ultimate royal status.


Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton sported a green Burberry jacket during a November 2023 outing. POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Perhaps one of the best-known brands carrying a royal warrant is British fashion house Burberry, which earned the distinction for its iconic check-lined raincoats by Queen Elizabeth in 1955.

While the late monarch has passed, the brand also holds a warrant from the former Prince of Wales, King Charles III, as an outfitter of clothing.

Kate Middleton has also worn Burberry’s sharply tailored suits, classic jackets and elegant dresses over the years.

While a Burberry trench coat will never go out of style, the British heritage brand offers smaller luxuries like scarves and card cases covered in its signature check.

Shop Burberry:


Burberry Kensington Trench Coat
Saks Fifth Avenue

Burberry Kensington Trench Coat



Burberry Check Scarf
Saks Fifth Avenue

Burberry Giant Check Cashmere Scarf



Burberry Plaid Card Case
Saks Fifth Avenue

Burberry Plaid Card Case



Queen Elizabeth II puts on lipstick in the Royal Box at the Windsor Horse Show on May 11, 1985.
Queen Elizabeth II swipes on her lipstick at the Windsor Horse Show in 1985. Getty Images

Elizabeth Arden’s cult-classic Eight Hour Cream might have seen a boost in sales following the release of Prince Harry’s memoir, “Spare,” in which he recounts how the product healed his “frostbitten todger — but both his mother and grandmother had been fans of the formula for decades.

Having held a royal warrant for more than 50 year, the cosmetics and skincare company is also said to be behind the late Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite lipstick, which she could often be spotted touching up during public engagements.

Shop Elizabeth Arden:


Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
Ulta

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant



Elizabeth Arden lipstick
Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden Lipstick



Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum



Princess Diana
Princess Diana bundled up in Barbour during a 1985 outing. Getty Images

With everyone from Princess Diana to Meghan Markle to Queen Elizabeth wearing Barbour’s trusty waxed jackets, it’s no wonder Prince Philip awarded the British brand its first royal warrant in 1974.

Although the former Duke of Edinburgh’s stamp of approval expired after his death, the brand still holds royal warrants from Queen Elizabeth and the King under his former Prince of Wales seal.

Whether you choose to invest in a classic quilted jacket like the Duchess of Sussex or a waxed style à la the Princess of Wales, Barbour’s toppers are sure to stand the test of time.

Shop Barbour:


Barbour 40th Anniversary Beaufort Waxed Cotton Jacket
Saks Fifth Avenue

Barbour 40th Anniversary Beaufort Waxed Cotton Jacket



Barbour Woodhall Quilted Jacket
Backcountry

Barbour Woodhall Quilted Jacket



Barbour Beadnell Wax Jacket
Zappos

Barbour Beadnell Wax Jacket



General View of a Molton Brown store in London.
Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite toiletries came from Molton Brown. PA Images via Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth awarded this luxury toiletry brand with a royal warrant in 2012, and according to Hello!, the late monarch was especially fond of its Orange & Bergamot scent.

All of the brand’s soaps, lotions, candles, perfumes and other products are made in England, and they frequently pop up in the bathrooms of luxury hotels as well as Buckingham Palace.

If Queen Elizabeth’s citrusy fragrance isn’t your thing, Molton Brown offers plenty of other options ranging from pink pepper to rich leather.

Shop Molton Brown:


Molton Brown Shower Gel
Amazon

Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel



Molton Brown Stocking Filler Gift Set
Amazon

Molton Brown Stocking Filler Gift Set



Molton Brown Hand Care Collection
Amazon

Molton Brown Hand Care Collection



Queen Camilla
Queen Camilla is one of many royals who wear Hunter’s sturdy boots. Getty Images

This rainy-day fave is another entry in the outerwear category, having earned a royal warrant from Queen Elizabeth for its classic rain boots.

Perfect for trudging around a muddy Scottish field, Hunter’s wellies have been worn by numerous royals including Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, Queen Camilla and the King.

While its tall boots are forever in style, royal fans can also chase wet weather away in the brand’s shorter styles.

Shop Hunter:


Hunter Original Tall Boot
Bloomingdale’s

Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots



Hunter Chelsea Boots
Zappos

Hunter Original Chelsea Boots



Hunter Original Short Gloss Rain Boots
Zappos

Hunter Original Short Gloss Rain Boots



Kate Middleton
The Princess of Wales applied Clarins lip gloss during a 2019 Wimbledon match. Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II relied on Clarins for some of the most important occasions in her life, even trusting the French beauty company to create a custom shade of lipstick for her 1953 coronation.

And although she used Clarins products for decades — she was said to be a fan of the Hand and Nail Treatment Cream in particular — it wasn’t until 2007 that Queen Elizabeth bestowed a coveted royal warrant upon the company.

The Princess of Wales is also a Clarins fan, having once whipped out a tube of its Lip Perfector at a Wimbledon match; per Prince Harry’s “Spare,” the product was even involved in an awkward moment between Middleton and sister-in-law Markle.

Shop Clarins:


Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream
Amazon

Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream



Clarins Lip Perfector
Amazon

Clarins Lip Perfector



Clarins Double Serum
Amazon

Clarins Double Serum



Ettinger briefcase
Ettinger is King Charles’ leather goods label of choice. Ettinger

When it comes to leather goods, the King’s clear pick is Ettinger; it’s held a royal warrant from Charles since 1996.

Founded in 1934, the luxury label offers everything from handcrafted leather card cases to pouches and totes, and recently teamed with menswear designer Todd Snyder on a cool camo-print collab (Kardashian pal Jonathan Cheban owns the $228 camo pill case).

The brand’s CEO, Robert Ettinger, tells Page Six Style that “a royal warrant is a seal of approval, quality and trust and for Ettinger, who are selling British leather goods, that is so important.”

Noting that “one can order from our website knowing that the product will be exactly as stated,” Ettinger continued that the company makes products not only for the King, “but now for other members of the royal family.”

Shop Ettinger:


Ettinger Capra Slim Credit Card Case
Todd Snyder

Ettinger Capra Slim Credit Card Case



Ettinger Capra Travel Pouch
Todd Snyder

Ettinger Capra Travel Pouch



Ettinger Capra Double Watch Roll
Todd Snyder

Ettinger Capra Double Watch Roll



Kate Middleton
The Princess of Wales donned a cobalt blue hat from Lock & Co. for Easter 2023. Samir Hussein/WireImage

You’ll often spot Lock & Co.’s luxurious hats and fascinators when royal women attend events like Trooping the Colour and Royal Ascot — and with almost 350 years of experience, this brand knows a thing or two about millinery.

Established in 1676, Lock & Co. is the oldest hat shop in the world, the oldest shop in London and one of the oldest family-owned businesses still in existence,” Dee Cankaya, the company’s PR and marketing director, tells Page Six Style.

The hatter held a royal warrant from Prince Philip until his death in 2021, and received a second royal warrant as hatter to King Charles III (then the Prince of Wales) in 1993.

If a fancy fascinator isn’t in your future, Lock & Co. also offers everyday styles ranging from flat caps to cashmere beanies.

“No matter the customer, what everyone has come to expect from Lock & Co. is the best: the best designs, fabrics, and service,” Cankaya adds. “Two royal warrants attest to our commitment to quality that is trusted worldwide.”

Shop Lock & Co. Hatters:


Lock & Co. French Beret
Lock & Co.

Lock & Co. French Beret



Lock & Co. Cheltenham Rollable Trilby
Lock & Co.

Lock & Co. Cheltenham Rollable Trilby



Lock & Co. Verbier Beanie
Lock & Co.

Lock & Co. Verbier Beanie