Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Queen's bra-fitter regrets revealing book

Queen's bra-fitter regrets revealing book

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

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.

"I can confirm the warrant for Rigby & Peller is cancelled but I can't go into the details why", a spokesman for the Royal Warrant Holders Association told AFP.

Mrs Kenton detailed how Diana came for bra fittings, ordered Israeli-designed swimsuits and accepted posters of models in lingerie and swimwear for her sons, William and Harry, to put up in their studies at Eton.

There are now about 800 royal warrant holders, including individuals, small firms and global conglomerates.

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Rigby & Peller now have stores in and around London as well as in some of the most prestigious shopping locations.

Julie claims she sent a copy of her book - which she calls an autobiography - to Buckingham Palace right after it was published. She penned intimate details about measuring the half-dressed monarch in front of her corgis. She regularly travelled to Buckingham Palace to conduct fittings for the Queen over the span of nearly 35 years, and even claims that she became "good friends" with Diana when it turned out they both attended the same sports rehabilitation clinic in Chiswick, West London, every week.

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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.

Mrs, Kenton bought Rigby & Peller with her husband in 1982, paying £20,000, but sold her stake for £8m 29 years later.

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

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 have never, ever spoken about what I do there with her, or the Queen Mother or Princess Margaret", she added."I've been honorable throughout my life - it's unbelievable they don't like the book, there's nothing in it that they could remotely be upset about", Mrs Kenton added.

Rigby & Peller confirmed the loss of the royal warrant.

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.

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