The British monarchy has fascinated the public for hundreds of years but behind the glamour there is a huge amount of domestic work that goes into running the royal households.
In a recent study conducted by Premier Inn, the addresses of 723 companies who hold a Royal Warrant have been analysed to reveal where in the UK makes the most royally approved goods.
Over 700 companies provide goods and services to the royals; luxury goods that one might expect but more domestic companies have also been awarded Royal Warrants for supplying more ‘everyday’ items such as foodstuffs, toilet roll, IT services, dry cleaners and fire alarms.
The research found that Hertfordshire hosts one of the most with 22 Royal Warrant Holders including G.B. Kent & Sons in Apsley.
Ben Cosby, creative director of Kent Brushes, said: “Kent have held a Royal Warrant continuously over the past nine reigns. We received our first warrant in 1820 from King George IV.
“Warrants are reviewed by the Royal Warrant Holders Association every 3 years and they are often taken away from businesses as much as they are given out, so we are incredibly proud to have always held a warrant over the last 200 years.”