These Food Brands Will Change Packaging Due To The Queen's Death


By Haldan Kirsch, TastingTable

Sept. 19, 2022


It has become a time of significant change for the United Kingdom after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last week. The BBC reports that stamps, coins, and passports are all expected to be updated soon to reflect this monarchy's transition. This means that when Britains throw down a few coins at their neighborhood shop, it will soon be the face of King Charles III looking back at them from the counter.


Among the many other changes associated with the transfer of royal power are the Royal Warrants of Appointment. According to The Royal Household, a royal warrant is a right for a company to display the royal arms on their product as an indicator that it's used regularly in households of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, or the Prince of Wales. Obtaining the royal warrant is a coveted position for any brand and takes years of business with the royal family (and a formal application process) to earn. Robb Report says these royal warrants have been issued since the 15th century. Products like the queen's preferred water or favorite aperitif are just a few of the things that bear the royal crest and the words "by appointment." There are roughly 800 royal warrant holders, but many of those are now void after the queen's death. This means the labels for many products are also about to change.


Current warrant holders will need to reapply ... 


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