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From sporrans to chandeliers: King Charles and Queen Camilla weigh up new royal warrants | Business

From sporrans to chandeliers: King Charles and Queen Camilla weigh up new royal warrants | Business

[ad_1] On first glance the list of prestigious brands reads like the wedding gift registry of a wealthy eccentric. Moët & Chandon is one of eight acceptable champagnes for the ice bucket on the (Steinway) piano. The fashion stakes are high, too, with the posh trenchcoat purveyor Burberry, the Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes, and Lamont Sporrans for when only Highland dress will do. But on closer inspection a more practical bent emerges: Crystal Light Chandeliers to “solve all your chandelier worries”, Asbestos Removals and Event-A-Loo. Then the list starts to make sense – these are the hundreds of suppliers required to keep a castle or two running smoothly. However, the list of near 750 companies who hold royal warrants granted by either the late Queen Elizabeth II or King Charles when he was Prince of Wales is undergoing a shake-up. A warrant becomes void after the death of the grantor, an event that sets in train a massive review that requires companies to reapply so they can continue boasting they provide their goods …