These Beauty Products Have The Official Royal Seal Of Approval

Long before Cindy Crawford was the face of Revlon and Michael Jordan made Nike famous, royal warrants were the original celebrity endorsement. The practice dates back to the medieval times, when tradespeople clamored to earn the royal seal of approval as a way of signaling to the public that their goods and services were — literally — fit for a king or queen.
Today, over a thousand businesses and individuals have been issued a warrant by the British Royal Family as a monarchic thumbs-up. Considering the fact that a single Meghan Markle sighting is enough to sell out a $995 coat for weeks, you can only imagine what a Royal Warrant does for a brand's status.
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But earning the right to display the coveted coat of arms is much more complicated than the Queen giving her favorite drugstore a five-star Yelp review — it's more like going to the DMV, rife with bureaucratic processes and dotted lines. A company must supply goods and services to the Royal Household for at least five years before it becomes eligible to apply for the warrant, then the application is presented to the Royal Household, then it goes in front of the Royal Household Warrants Committee, where they then decide whether to accept the recommendation.
After that, things get personal. From there it goes to the grantor, one of the three most senior members of the Royal Family, who then signs it. The grantor "owns" that warrant, which is why each warrant holder is listed as "by appointment to" a specific member of the household. (The Queen, for example, endorses eight different Champagne producers; Prince Charles is partial to just one.)
This, of course, is a process no average person will ever have to worry about. But the brands that have jumped through the many hoops required to earn the royal favor range from Cartier to Cadbury, Samsung to Schweppes — one would agree, an excellent mix of high and low. Ahead, the best-known beauty brands who are permitted to bear the symbol of the Royal Arms. Just don't ask them to elaborate: When it comes to matters of the British monarchy, their lips are royally sealed.
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Boots UK

By Appointment to:
HM The Queen
Manufacturers and Retailers of Health and Beauty Products

With over 2,500 locations across the UK and Ireland, Boots is England's leading health and beauty retailer. It's also technically a pharmacy, kind of the way you always forget that Duane Reade is actually a pharmacy and not just a drugstore-beauty wonderland. Think Target, if Target sold Chanel fragrance and dental insurance. (The megastore recently shuttered its US online storefront, but you can still get ahold of its popular in-house cosmetics brand, No.7, from stores like Walgreens and Ulta.)
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Clarins

By Appointment to:
HM The Queen
Manufacturers of Skin Care and Cosmetics

Her Majesty is rumored to be a big fan of the French cosmetics brand's classic Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, which is a perennial go-to for keeping hands soft and smooth, particularly if a significant portion of your life requires waving at people and being photographed doing it. Clarins also recently launched this very nice cooling under-eye mask, which might be a good thing to buy if you're considering waking up at 4:30 am on a Saturday to watch fancy strangers get married on television.
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Elizabeth Arden UK

By Appointment to:
HM The Queen
Manufacturers of Cosmetics

The Queen loves a good bold lip — particularly those in the red and pink family — and 55 straight years of Royal Warrants would suggest that Elizabeth Arden is her go-to. Naturally, the American brand maintains a stiff upper lip when it comes to answering questions about Elizabeth II's favorite products, but a member of its press office told The Telegraph in 2016, "We work closely with Angela Kelly [the Queen's senior dresser] and her team to ensure we provide excellent service for whatever Her Majesty requires, or would like to try. We can reveal however that we are immensely proud." (And for what it's worth, The Crown makeup artist Ivana Primorac is also convinced that the off-screen Queen favors the brand.)
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Floris London

By Appointment to:
HM The Queen
Perfumers

HRH The Prince of Wales
Manufacturers of Toilet Preparations

Perhaps no other British beauty brand has as distinguished a history as Floris, which received its first of 16 Royal Warrants in 1820 as the Smooth-Pointed Comb Maker of choice for King George IV. The luxury perfume house opened its doors in 1730 and, in the nearly 300 years since, has garnered a long list of illustrious clientele, from Queen Victoria and Princess Diana to Winston Churchill and even Marilyn Monroe.

To this day, Floris crafts a new fragrance for the Queen for her birthday each year; the company also created the private-blend Wedding Bouquet scent for Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011. In keeping with tradition, Floris has also created a private blend for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials. You probably won't be able to get your hands on that exact scent, but you can buy a bottle of the warm, citrusy unisex Bergamotto Di Positano Eau de Parfum it's based on.

Alternatively, you could head to the original Floris Shop on London's Jermyn Street with your significant other for a three-hour personal fragrance experience, no place in line of succession to the throne necessary. The bespoke "Together" customization will cost you $1,200, but you will get your private record archived in the Floris ledgers for you "and future generations" to reorder — and a glass of champagne is included!
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Molton Brown

By Appointment to:
HM The Queen
Supplier of Toiletries

Well, first of all, who doesn't love Molton Brown? First established in 1973 as a hair salon (the name is a reference to London's South Molton Street, where the first store was based, and the boutique Browns, which was owned by founder Caroline Burstein's parents), each bath, body, fragrance, and home product is still blended by hand in England. The Royal Warrant was only granted in 2013, but we like to think that the Queen has been sneaking the mini bottles out of hotel rooms for a lot longer than that.
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Penhaligon’s

By Appointment to:
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Manufacturers of Toilet Requisites

HRH The Prince of Wales
Manufacturers of Toilet Requisites

The through-and-through British fragrance house was first granted a Royal Warrant in 1903, when Queen Alexandra ruled the kingdom and the first transatlantic radio broadcast was made from the United States to England. Over a century later, and Penhaligon's has not one, but two long-standing Royal Warrants: one from Prince Charles, granted in 1988, and the other from Prince Philip, granted in 1956. The Royal Family sure does love their "toilet requisites."
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