Queen Elizabeth's bra specialist loses job after publishing tell-all book

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

The former owner of a luxury British bra maker that supplied lingerie to Queen Elizabeth says the company lost its royal warrant after she wrote a book disclosing details of fittings at Buckingham Palace.

"The royal household warrants committee has chose to cancel the royal warrant granted to Rigby & Peller and Mrs June Kenton", the brand said in a statement.

Ms Kenton said her memoir was meant to celebrate the success of the business and share its lessons with her children and grandchildren.

Kenton, however, insists that the book is her autobiography, and reveals no such details.

"I never ever thought when I was writing the book that it would upset anyone", Kenton, now in her 80s, told The Telegraph. "In respect of Royal Warrants, we never comment on individual companies", a palace statement reads.

Ms Kenton received a letter from the Lord Chamberlain previous year stating that Rigby & Peller was to lose its royal warrant as a result of the autobiography.

In one passage, she writes about "measuring the half-dressed monarch in front of her corgis", The Sun reports, while another portion recounts a conversation with the Queen Mother.

Kenton has claimed that Princess Diana accepted posters of models wearing lingerie and swimwear for Prince William and Prince Harry to display in their school dorms.

Eighty-two-year-old June Kenton sold her majority stake in the company for £8million after paying £20,000 for it in 1982. "She's wonderful. I mean, don't you think she's fantastic?" She was surprised at the response as, in her mind, "The book doesn't contain anything naughty". "I can't fight with Buckingham Palace and I wouldn't want to", she said.

The Queen has reportedly sacked her bra-fitter of 57 years.

"I'm coming towards the end of my life, I'm 82, so it is what is it, there is nothing I can do". She also references Diana, Princess of Wales.

Buckingham Palace said it did not "comment on individual companies".

He explained that firms have a time limit before they have to remove the royal coat of arms from promotional material and shop signs.

'However, the company will continue to provide an exemplary and discreet service to its clients'.

Russell Tanguay, director of warrants at the Royal Warrant Holders Association, confirmed to the Express that Rigby & Peller, whose flagship store is near Harrods in Knightsbridge, had lost its warrant "in the middle of last year".

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