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Fit For Kings and Queens: 11 Brands the Royals Love 

Out of the 800 plus brands with royal warrants, these ones are available in the Philippines.

For centuries, members of the royal family have been granting royal warrants to certain businesses. A royal warrants means a tradesman has been appointed to supply the royal grantor with goods. Warrant holders have since been held in high regard, since their connection to the royal family means they produce prestige commodities. Over 800 warrants have been granted by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and Prince Charles. Of that number, some of these warrant holders produce goods that are readily available in Manila.

Grantors: Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles

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Both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles have given the brand known for its iconic tartan pattern their seal of approval. It’s not hard to imagine, given that the luxury brand has become synonymous with fine quality and distinct style. Apart from its affinity with royalty, the brand, particularly its trench coat, has been associated with war heroes and top military strategists. Rustan's Makati, 813.3739

Grantor: Prince Charles

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The jewelry brand was originally awarded the warrant by King Edward VII after it had delivered on a promise of 27 tiaras for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth's grandfather. It also provided the Duchess of Cambridge her wedding-day tiara. Greenbelt 4, 728.2160

Grantor: Queen Elizabeth

The French beauty brand has been a favorite of Queen Elizabeth's ever since her coronation in 1952. She commissioned the brand to create a personalized shade of lipstick to match her royal robes and since then, it’s been a match made in heaven. She’s also reportedly a fan of its Ever Matte Mineral Powder Compact in Transparent Fair and some of its eyeshadow palettes. Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.


Elizabeth Arden
Grantor: Queen Elizabeth

Elizabeth Arden has held a royal warrant for over 50 years. It’s been said that Her Majesty is loyal to its Eight Hour Cream skin protectant. Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.


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Beauty addicts and fans of the monarchy were surprised to find out recently that Her Majesty has only been using one shade of nail color since 1989, and it’s by Essie, a well-loved and very affordable brand. Essie Ballet Slippers, a pale pink shade which sells for about $9, works well in complementing the bold colors signature to the Queen’s wardrobe. Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.

Grantor: Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles

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While we no longer see the Queen behind the wheel as much, she was spotted a few months ago driving a green Jaguar back home after a church service. Jaguar is one of only two brands that holds a royal warrant from all three grantors. [email protected]com

Land Rover
Grantors: Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles

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As a mechanic in the Second World War, Queen Elizabeth knows her cars. She’s amassed a huge collection of cars and it’s been said that the Land Rover Defender is her favorite. Some may remember she drove a Land Rover while touring the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia around Balmoral and she's been spotted in a Land Rover in countless royal events[email protected]com


Bentley Motors
Grantor: Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles

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Included in Queen Elizabeth’s state fleet are two Bentleys. The Queen herself has her own Bentley Mulsanne. Bentley also produces the state limousine, which takes 2,500 hours to construct and contains elaborate safety features. In 1996, Bentley earned its second warrant from Prince Charles.  11th Avenue corner 28th street, PGA Cars Center, Bonifacio Global City, 553.9695

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Moët et Chandon
Grantor: Queen Elizabeth

There’s always causes to celebrate at Buckingham Palace and during these occasions, Queen Elizabeth usually has a glass of bubbly in hand. From what we know from Her Majesty’s diet, she loves her nightly glass of Champagne. Among the Champagne brands that have earned her trust is crowd favorite Moët et Chandon. Available at select wineries nationwide

Aston Martin
Grantor: Prince Charles, Prince Philip

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The Duke of Edinburgh enjoys his bespoke Aston Martins. Once up for auction was a customized 1954 convertible made for Prince Philip, which had an extra mirror for Queen Elizabeth to adjust her hat. 5th Avenue corner 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, 771.0007.


Grantors: Prince Charles, Prince Philip

The perfume and fragrance manufacturer is a favorite among both father and son in the royal family, but the brand’s royal connection dates far back. It was first given a warrant by Queen Alexandra in 1903, while William Penhaligon was appointed barber and perfumer to the royal court after Queen Victoria’s reign. Adora, Greenbelt 5, 0917.557.7405

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